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Tyson Foods is an international food processing company. Founded by Donald J. Tyson and John W. Tyson in 1935, Tyson Foods is a public company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as TSN. The head office for Tyson Foods is located in Springdale, Arkansas, USA.

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Dean Best | 21 Oct 2016

Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat processors, is investing in fledgling US meat-free business Beyond Meat - and the deal looks an astute one.

Ben Cooper | 1 Sep 2016

The five shareholder resolutions filed by Tyson Foods investors last week seeking changes to environment, social and governance policies pertain to business risks for the US meat giant - and none more so than that on plant protein. Ben Cooper argues Tyson Foods needs to act now on the issue.

Liz Newmark | 14 Jun 2016

The proposed trade agreement between the EU and the US - dubbed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP - has proved a source of fierce debate, with supporters seeking to emphasise the economic benefits of a deal but critics claiming it would favour big business, endanger food safety and the environment - and even undermine democracy. In recent weeks, opposition has emerged in political circles, with France's President Hollande insisting he would veto the agreement in its current form. Food and agriculture is at the centre of Hollande's concerns and the sector is among the main points of contention. But what could be the impact of TTIP on food manufacturers? Liz Newmark reports.

Katy Askew | 1 Oct 2015

Diamond Foods side-stepped market talk it has put itself up for sale and even suggested it would be open to broadening its own portfolio during a conference call with analysts this week. However, this does not mean the US snacks group's management is closed to the idea of the company shopping itself. Katy Askew takes a look at the possibility of a deal and who could be interested in a punt for the Kettle Chips maker.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 28 May 2010

The creation of Brasil Foods, one of the world's largest meat groups, from Brazil's Perdigao and Sadia, was a rare mega-merger in 2009, when the global crash hit M&A. However, the deal is yet to win complete regulatory approval and, although parts of Perdigao and Sadia are operating together, Brasil Foods is yet to reap the rewards of the merger. In this month's just-food interview, Michelle Russell speaks to Brasil Foods CFO Leopoldo Saboya about the prospects for the business.

Dominique Patton | 24 Oct 2008

US-based meat groups have had a tough time of late amid soaring feed costs and weak domestic demand. However, Tyson Foods, the country's largest processor, has seemed better equipped to weather the storm - not least because of its international ventures. One of the company's key markets is China. In this month's just-food interview, Dominique Patton spoke with James Rice, vice president and country manager of Tyson's Chinese business, about the company's ambitions in the East.

Latest News

Simon Harvey | 7 Aug 2017

Tyson Foods today (7 August) posted "record" nine-month operating income and earnings per share, although the US meat giant saw its bottom line decline in its third quarter.

Dean Best | 3 Aug 2017

Tyson Foods has made changes to its management structure as the US meat giant bids, CEO Tom Hayes said, to become "more agile".

Helen Arnold | 7 Jul 2017

Tyson Foods is to invest nearly US$60m on the expansion of its Pennsylvania distribution centre in Schuylkill County.

Helen Arnold | 21 Jun 2017

Tyson Foods is expanding a distribution centre in Georgia, a move the US-based meat giant claims will create jobs, improve efficiency and support its growth strategy.

Helen Arnold | 10 May 2017

US-based plant-based protein manufacturer Beyond Meat has appointed Coca-Cola Co. executive Chuck Muth as its chief growth officer.

Dean Best | 8 May 2017

Florida has requested information from Tyson Foods as the state's legal officials look into how the former Georgia Dock pricing index was used.

Dean Best | 8 May 2017

Shares in Tyson Foods fell in pre-market trading today (8 May) after the US meat giant booked lower second-quarter sales and earnings.

Katy Askew | 25 Apr 2017

Tyson Foods has announced plans to sell three non-protein businesses – the Sara Lee frozen bakery brand, Kettle and Van's Company – in order to focus on its core operations.

Dean Best | 25 Apr 2017

Tyson Foods, the US-based meat giant, has moved to buy local convenience food group AdvancePierre Foods Holdings in a deal worth US$4.2bn.

John Shepherd | 21 Apr 2017

US meat giant Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore as its first chief sustainability officer, as part of moves to put "sustainability at the centre of the company's future plans".

Dean Best | 17 Mar 2017

A second farm in Tennessee supplying Tyson Foods has been infected by the H7N9 bird flu virus, just days after the disease first emerged at one of the meat giant's suppliers in the state.

John Shepherd | 7 Mar 2017

Tyson Foods has confirmed it is "responding aggressively" with health chiefs in the US to tackle an outbreak of avian influenza at the farm of a "single contract" chicken supplier in Tennessee.

Dean Best | 22 Feb 2017

Tyson Foods has announced all of its chicken products sold under its namesake brand in US retail stores will be made without the use of antibiotics.

John Shepherd | 9 Feb 2017

Agri-food businesses and meat producers in the US are calling on President Donald Trump to move quickly to strike bilateral trade deals with Asia-Pacific nations because the region is "critical" for US exporters who risk "falling behind" competitors.

Dean Best | 6 Feb 2017

Shares in Tyson Foods tumbled today (6 February) after the US meat giant revealed it had received a subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dean Best | 6 Feb 2017

Tyson Foods today (6 February) raised its forecast for annual earnings after an opening three months to the US group's financial year CEO Tom Hayes described as "the best start in company history".

John Shepherd | 22 Dec 2016

US meat group Tyson Foods has launched a US$13.5m capital improvement project at its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, as part of an "ongoing plan to maximise efficiencies and meet growing demand".

Katy Askew | 8 Dec 2016

Tyson Foods has said it is on track to deliver its "best quarter in history" and the US meat giant hinted it could lift its earnings guidance for the remainder of its financial year. 

Katy Askew | 5 Dec 2016

Tyson Foods has become the latest US food company to set up an investment fund with the establishment of a venture capital unit that will focus on start-up companies developing "breakthrough" sustainable technologies, business models and products. 

Dean Best | 21 Nov 2016

US meat group Tyson Foods today (21 November) announced president Tom Hayes would become its new CEO at the end of the year.

Dean Best | 21 Nov 2016

Tyson Foods today (21 November) touted a year of "record results", although shares in the US meat giant fell in pre-market trading after its fourth-quarter numbers missed analyst expectations.

Katy Askew | 14 Nov 2016

Greencore plans to quadruple its sales in the US with the US$748m acquisition of convenience food group Peacock Foods. 

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Dean Best | 10 Oct 2016

Shares in Tyson Foods slumped on Friday, closing down almost 9% after an analyst claimed a lawsuit facing the company could hit the US meat titan.

Katy Askew | 6 May 2016

Rumours Chinese pork giant WH Group is eyeing acquisitions, particularly in the US, have surfaced.

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