Tagged: tyson foods inc.

McDonald's to Use Chicken Without Human Antibiotics

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 10:33 am

In a statement, chicken supplier Tyson Foods Inc. said it looks forward to working with McDonald's to meet its new standards.

Tysons Give $5M to UA System Agriculture Division

by Marty Cook 3/2/2015 11:20 am

The Tyson family and Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale donated $5 million to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Arkansas Carriers Looking for Innovative Ways to Attract Millennials

by Mark Carter 2/13/2015 10:46 am

The Arkansas trucking industry is looking at new ways to attract young drivers, and Startup Weekend organizer Max Farrell of Little Rock, himself a millennial, suggested some ways to do that.

Tyson Foods to Upgrade Georgia Plant, Add 500 Workers

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2015 7:40 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said this morning that it plans to invest $100 million in its Vienna, Georgia poultry plant, adding about 500 jobs there.

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.

UA Business Hall of Fame 2015: Donald E. “Buddy” Wray

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

In early 1965, Buddy Wray moved to Tyson’s first Springdale processing plant and began managing both plants. He was still sales manager too. As the business grew, Wray was an integral part of expanding it into cut chicken parts, deboned chicken meat and one of Tyson’s early expansions into the Cornish game hen business. That was the beginning of Tyson’s sales and marketing as we understand it today.

Tyson Foods Gives $1M to Downtown Springdale Alliance

by Mark Carter 1/23/2015 3:37 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. has given $1 million to the Downtown Springdale Alliance, the nonprofit working to revitalize the city's original downtown.

Tyson Foods to Pay $539,000 for Spill in Southwest Missouri

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 1:24 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. will pay more than $530,000 for a chemical spill that killed more than 100,000 fish and caused a southwest Missouri town's wastewater treatment system to fail, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday.

Total Compensation Up for Tyson Executives in 2014

by Lance Turner 12/24/2014 10:07 am

Total compensation rose for top executives at Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in 2014, the same year the company completed its biggest acquisition ever.

Tyson Foods Names Rex Holstein VP of Commodity Purchasing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/23/2014 9:45 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale named Rex Holstein vice president of commodity purchasing, replacing Clark Irwin, who will retire next month.

Tyson CEO Donnie Smith: Hillshire Opens Door to More Growth

by Marty Cook 11/19/2014 1:17 pm

Donnie Smith, CEO and president of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, said Wednesday that it's an exciting time to be in the food business, especially as the company moves forward after its $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago.

Tyson Foods Posts Record Quarterly Sales

by Lance Turner 11/17/2014 7:51 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale reports a 47 percent decline in quarterly net income on record sales of $10.1 billion as the meat processor continues to integrate the biggest acquisition of its history, Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago.

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

by Gwen Moritz 11/17/2014 12:00 am

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent.

Arkansas Executive Use of Company Jets Rises in 2013

by Mark Friedman 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Top executives at nine of Arkansas’ public companies valued their personal flights on company jets at a total of $2.4 million for 2013, according to proxy statements filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and compiled by Arkansas Business.

Tyson Foods, Hillshire Complete $8.5B Merger

by Lance Turner 8/28/2014 4:13 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Thursday said it had completed its $8.5 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands of Chicago, a day after the companies reached a proposed settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over antitrust concerns.

Tyson Foods, Hillshire Settle With Justice Department Over $8.5B Merger

by Lance Turner 8/27/2014 1:56 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale and Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago say they have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division that, if approved, would allow the companies' $8.5 billion merger to proceed.

This Week in Tyson: EPA Investigates; Hillshire Deal Delayed Again

by Lance Turner 8/21/2014 10:41 am

The Associated Press reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has started an investigation into Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale. In other news, Tyson has again delayed its purchase of Hillshire Brands.

Tyson Foods Extends Hillshire Tender Offer As Feds Seek More Deal Details

by Lance Turner 8/13/2014 8:24 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale extends its tender offer for Hillshire Brands of Chicago as the U.S. Department of Justice seeks more details on the pair's $8.5 billion merger plan. Tyson Foods' original tender offer was set to expire on July 16. It has now been extended to Aug. 19.

For First Time, Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

by Associated Press 7/29/2014 10:07 am

Jimmy Dean, the sausage brand started by the late country singer, has become a breakfast staple. Now the brand, owned by Hillshire, is hoping its new bowls and sandwiches can lure eaters at other meals.

Tyson Foods 3Q Profit Climbs 4.4 Percent, Will Sell Chicken Business in Brazil, Mexico

by Marty Cook 7/28/2014 7:22 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, reporting a record third-quarter profit and the sale of new stock and other equity, also said it is selling poultry operations in Brazil and Mexico in order to help pay for its acquisition of Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago.

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