Tagged: tyson foods inc.

Top Brands Fuel Tyson’s Biggest Play

by Marty Cook 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Tyson officially began the process of buying Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago on Wednesday, according to a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. For Tyson executives, though, the chance to acquire Hillshire’s enviable top-rated brands was irresistible.

Trail Boosts Springdale’s Downtown Effort

by Marty Cook 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The city of Springdale’s master plan calling for rejuvenating its downtown is estimated to be about $20.5 million in improvements, coinciding with the opening of the Razorback Greenway trail later this year.

Emma Avenue Properties in Springdale Switch Hands

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/16/2014 12:00 am

Recent sales activity indicates that interest in revitalizing downtown Springdale is growing.

Pilgrim's Trumps Tyson In Hillshire Bid As Talks Begin

by Associated Press 6/3/2014 8:24 am

Hillshire Brands says it will hold separate talks with Pilgrim's Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two meat processing heavyweights engage in a bidding war for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages.

Update: Tyson Foods Wants to Buy Hillshire Brands In $6.8B Deal

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 5/29/2014 11:44 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale proposes the biggest acquisiton in its history, offering to purchase Hillshire Brands for $50 per share, or about $6.8 billion. The offer comes as Hillshire weighs another merger proposal by Pilgrim's Pride and the purchase of Pinnacle Foods.

Renewable Energy Group Buys Tyson Foods' Stake in Dynamic Fuels

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/21/2014 3:59 pm

Renewable Energy Group Inc. has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale to acquire Tyson’s 50 percent ownership of Dynamic Fuels LLC, the companies announced Wednesday.

Tyson Foods' 2Q Profit Up 124 Percent, A Record

by Lance Turner 5/5/2014 7:17 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on reports record second-quarter profit, which rose 124 percent to $213 million from the same time last year.

Flavio Malnarcic Named President, GM of Tyson do Brasil

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2014 3:05 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale promotes Flavio Malnarcic to president and general manager of Tyson do Brasil, the meat processor's subsidiary in Brazil.

Rick Thomason Named President, GM of Tyson de Mexico

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2014 3:58 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale promotes Rick Thomason to president and general manager of Tyson de Mexico.

Arkansas' Manufacturing Sector Takes Baby Steps Back in 2013

by Marty Cook 2/24/2014 12:00 am

Kathy Deck, the director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas, said the state reported 155,100 manufacturing jobs in December 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The drop of 300 jobs from the 155,400 reported in December 2012 is a decrease of about 0.2 percent.

Donnie Smith, Wife Pledge $3.2M to University of Tennessee Foundation

by Lance Turner 2/5/2014 2:57 pm

Donnie Smith, the CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, and his wife Terry are giving $3.2 million to the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

Tyson Profit Up 47 Percent; Chicken Demand in China Slows

by Lance Turner and Marty Cook 1/31/2014 1:31 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says quarterly earnings rose 47 percent, driven by record first-quarter sales in its chicken, beef and prepared food segments.

Another Tyson Foods Acquisition in the Works?

by Lance Turner 1/21/2014 2:34 pm

Reuters says Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is eyeing another major acquisition.

Tyson Foods Buys Bosco's Pizza of Michigan

by Jan Cottingham 1/20/2014 1:42 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has bought the assets of Bosco's Pizza Co. of Warren, Mich.

Tyson Foods Recalls 33K Pounds of Chicken Product

by Associated Press 1/13/2014 7:12 am

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella.

Connecticut Painter Finds Everyday Art in Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2014 12:00 am

What began with one artist trying to make a living has evolved into a national art initiative involving hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren.

Pork Producers Call for More Humane Treatment

by Associated Press 1/10/2014 11:29 am

The yearslong call by animal rights groups to improve conditions on American hog farms advanced considerably this week when two of the country's biggest meat companies urged producers to change how pregnant sows are housed.

Tyson Foods Asks Hog Farmers to Make Animal Welfare Adjustments

by Lance Turner 1/9/2014 11:26 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Thursday that it has asked its hog farmers to adopt new methods of raising, monitoring and euthanizing animals and said it would increase supplier inspections in 2014.

Reuters: Lost Hooves Prompted Tyson Foods to End Use of Zilmax

by Lance Turner 1/6/2014 12:03 pm

Reuters has a lengthy report today on the incidents that led Tyson Foods Inc. and other meatpackers to stop buying cattle that had been fed Zilmax, an animal feed additive produced by Merck & Co. Inc.

John Tyson Reaps $20 Million in Pay, Stock Options

by Gwen Moritz 12/20/2013 3:48 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. also paid $29.85 million to a Tyson family-owned company for 1 million shares of Class B stock, the newly release proxy reveals.