Tyson Foods Moving Forward with Hillshire Deal by Marty Cook Posted 7/2/2014 09:34 am Updated 3 years ago Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Wednesday it had signed a definitive deal to purchase Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago for approximately $8.55 billion. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.