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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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Katy Askew | 25 Nov 2016

Shares in US meat group Tyson Foods took a battering this week, when the company missed earnings estimates and announced the appointment of a new CEO, current president Tom Hayes. Katy Askew takes a look at the group's performance in 2016 and weighs up what Hayes' strategic priorities are likely to be when he takes the helm in 2017.


Katy Askew | 9 Nov 2016

Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector. 


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.

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

Andy Coyne | 20 Nov 2017

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has said it expects to create 1,500 jobs at a new chicken production plant in western Tennessee.


Andy Coyne | 13 Nov 2017

US food giant Tyson Foods has acquired local firm Original Philly Holdings, a producer of raw and cooked 'Philly-style' sandwich steak and cheesesteak appetiser products.


Simon Harvey | 9 Nov 2017

Tyson Foods has named Stewart Glendinning as its new chief financial officer to replace Dennis Leatherby who is leaving to "pursue the next chapter'' in life after almost 30 years with the US meat giant.


Dean Best | 9 Oct 2017

Beyond Meat, the US plant-based protein business, is eyeing an entry into the UK in early 2018.


Dean Best | 29 Sep 2017

Tyson Foods made a series of announcements after the close of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday (28 September), lifting its forecast for full-year underlying earnings, setting out plans to cut jobs and issuing cost-savings targets.


Simon Harvey | 25 Sep 2017

Tyson Foods plans to expand and renovate a pork processing facility in the US state of Iowa.


Dean Best | 22 Sep 2017

Tyson Foods has paused a plan to open a new poultry complex in the US state of Kansas after the project was met with local opposition.


Simon Harvey | 6 Sep 2017

US chicken giant Tyson Foods plans to build a US$320m poultry complex in eastern Kansas, with production targeted to begin in mid-2019.


Andy Coyne | 29 Aug 2017

US chicken giant Tyson Foods has announced it is no longer under investigation from the country's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over allegations of chicken price fixing.


Andy Coyne | 22 Aug 2017

Technology giant IBM has announced it will be working with a consortium that includes food giants Nestle, Tyson Foods and Unilever to bring the benefit of blockchains to the food supply chain.


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.

Latest blogs

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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