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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 | 7 Sep 2018

Tyson Foods' move for US protein supplier Keystone Foods was the pick of the M&A transactions announced in August, which saw a year-on-year growth in deals and contributed to the rise in activity seen in 2018 so far.


Andy Coyne | 15 Dec 2017

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Andy Coyne | 16 Nov 2017

Tyson Foods this week issued a set of annual results that included rising sales, a record level of operating income and record earnings per share. Andy Coyne looks at where it all went right for the US food industry giant and at its prospects for the next year.

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

Dean Best | 8 Nov 2018

Noel White, the recently-installed CEO at Tyson Foods, has given an indication of where the US meat giant could look to make acquisitions.


Andy Coyne | 18 Oct 2018

US vegan food business Beyond Meat is planning an initial public offering (IPO), according to media reports in the country.


Andy Coyne | 17 Sep 2018

US protein giant Tyson Foods has promoted Noel White to the role of CEO of the business to replace Tom Hayes.


Simon Harvey | 5 Sep 2018

US-based pizza crust maker TNT Crust has appointed Scott McNair as chief executive and has also brought in a new CFO following the sale of the business to private-equity firm Peak Rock Capital.


Simon Harvey | 20 Aug 2018

US meat giant Tyson Foods emerged as the winner in the bidding for Keystone Foods, a supplier of burgers and chicken nuggets to foodservice and retail outlets with annual revenues of US$2.5bn.


Simon Harvey | 20 Aug 2018

Brazil's Marfrig Global Foods confirmed today (20 August) that US-based Tyson Foods has acquired its subsidiary Keystone Foods for US$2.4bn.


Dean Best | 17 Aug 2018

Tyson Foods has reportedly won the race to buy Keystone Foods from Brazil-based Marfrig Global Foods.


Simon Harvey | 17 Aug 2018

A unit of Tyson Foods has reportedly won two contracts worth more than US$700m to supply fresh beef and frozen ground beef to the US Pentagon.


Andy Coyne | 10 Aug 2018

US meat heavyweight Tyson Foods is to sell its pizza crust business to an affiliate of private-equity firm Peak Rock Capital.


Simon Harvey | 30 Jul 2018

US meat heavyweight Tyson Foods is reportedly close to buying Keystone Foods from Brazilian peer Marfrig Global Foods.


Simon Harvey | 30 Jul 2018

US meat giant Tyson Foods has cut its full-year earnings guidance citing the "uncertainty" behind the country's trade policies and volatility in commodity markets among the factors.


Andy Coyne | 4 Jul 2018

New price fixing claims have been brought against US meat giants including Tyson Foods and Pilgrim's Pride.


Andy Coyne | 29 Jun 2018

US meat giants, including Tyson Foods and Hormel Foods, have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to inflate pork prices in an effort to boost profit at consumers’ expense.


Andy Coyne | 5 Jun 2018

US meat giant Tyson Foods has announced its second deal in as many days, this time the acquisition of organic chicken firm Tecumseh Poultry.


Andy Coyne | 4 Jun 2018

US food heavyweight Tyson Foods has entered into an agreement to sell its Sara Lee Frozen Bakery and Van’s businesses to private-equity firm Kohlberg & Company.


just-food.com | 1 Jun 2018

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Andy Coyne | 15 May 2018

US meat giant Tyson Foods is buying the poultry rendering and blending assets of American Proteins and one of that company's subsidiaries, AMPRO Products, for around US$850m.


Andy Coyne | 9 May 2018

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has been linked with a possible acquisition of Marfrig's subsidiary Keystone Foods.


Dean Best | 7 May 2018

Beyond Meat, the US meat-alternative upstart, is to enter markets in Europe this summer, executive chairman Seth Goldman has confirmed.


Andy Coyne | 2 May 2018

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has co-led a US$2.2m seed investment round in Israel-based Future Meat Technologies through its Tyson Ventures arm.


Andy Coyne | 6 Apr 2018

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has taken part in a US$19.5m funding round for local food-tech business FoodLogiQ.


Dean Best | 14 Mar 2018

Tyson Foods is to sell US arm Circle Foods to Japan-based group Ajinomoto.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 10 Apr 2018

In February, we reported Tyson Foods had sold its Kettle business, one of a series of non-protein disposals at the US meat giant. But the company would not disclose the buyer. This week, the new owner of the asset disclosed the deal.


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.



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