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Sally Grimes, a former Tyson Foods executive, is the new CEO at Clif Bar & Co. in Emeryville, California.
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Grimes Takes Over ClifLock Icon

Former Tyson Foods Inc. executive Sally Grimes is the new CEO at Clif Bar & Co. in Emeryville, California, effective today. read more >
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Tyson Foods to Sell Sara Lee, Van’s Brands

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has reached an agreement to sell its Sara Lee Frozen Baker and Van's brands to Kohlberg & Co., a private equity firm in Mount Kisco, New York. read more >
Tom Hayes
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At Summit, Tyson Foods CEO Aims Focus on Tech, Hints at Acquisitions

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale is well-positioned for growth and acquisitions are possible, incoming CEO Tom Hayes says during the Bernstein Consumer Summit in New York. "Be prepared for some great new products to be hitting the market," Hayes said. "Don't be surprised if we pull in an acquisition or two." read more >
Incoming CEO Tom Hayes of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale
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Incoming Tyson CEO Tom Hayes Not Starting From Scratch

Tom Hayes, who becomes CEO of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Dec. 31, talks about the transition in this expanded version of Executive Q&A. read more >
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Tyson Foods Releases First Part of Sustainability Report

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Wednesday released the first part of what it called a "comprehensive sustainability report," its first since the 2014 acquisition of Hillshire Brands. read more >
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Tyson Plans $28M Expansion of North Carolina Plant

A grant of up to $300,000 is helping Tyson Foods Inc. subsidiary Hillshire Brands upgrade its plant in Tarboro, North Carolina, adding about 100 jobs. read more >
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Tyson Foods Names VP of Finance for Retail Packaged Brands Group

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale said Thursday that Garrett Olson has promoted to vice president of finance for the meat processor's retail packaged brands group. read more >
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Tyson Foods’ Net Income Up 32 Percent, But Beef Market Cuts Forecast

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $343 million, or 83 cents per share, up 32 percent from $260 million, or 73 cents per share, during the same quarter last year. read more >
Bentonville Plaza
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Bentonville Plaza Refills After Hillshire’s Departure

When Tyson Foods of Springdale acquired Hillshire Brands for $8.55 billion last year, it cost Bentonville Plaza its seventh-floor tenant. read more >
 The biggest deals of 2014 were served by (counter-clockwise from top left:) Tyson Foods, Murphy Oil, Entergy subsidaries and HealthSouth Corp.
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Arkansas’ Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

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. read more >
Martha Shoffner, ex-State Treasurer, walked away from a plea deal in favor of taking her bribery case to trial. (Photo by Mauren Kennedy)
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The Top 10 Business Stories of 2014

Politics, white-collar crime, banking acquisitions, Turner Grain and more. Arkansas Business recaps the top 10 stories from the year that was 2014. read more >
Donnie Smith
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Total Compensation Up for Tyson Executives in 2014

Total compensation rose for top executives at Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale in 2014, the same year the company completed its biggest acquisition ever. read more >
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Tyson Foods, Hillshire Complete $8.5B Merger

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. read more >
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Tyson Foods, Hillshire Settle With Justice Department Over $8.5B Merger

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. read more >
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Tyson Foods Extends Hillshire Tender Offer As Feds Seek More Deal Details

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. read more >
A screenshot taken from Jimmy Dean's Twitter account shows the new lunch sandwiches being offered.
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For First Time, Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

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. read more >
Donnie Smith
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Tyson Foods 3Q Profit Climbs 4.4 Percent, Will Sell Chicken Business in Brazil, Mexico

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. read more >
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Groups See Competitive Threat In Tyson Foods’ Deal for Hillshire

A coalition of 82 farm, consumer and community groups urged the U.S. Justice Department to extend its antitrust division’s review of Tyson Foods Inc.’s $8.55 billion deal to acquire Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago. read more >
Donnie Smith
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Top Brands Fuel Tyson’s Biggest Play

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. read more >
Tyson Foods Inc. headquarters in Springdale.
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Tyson Foods Moving Forward with Hillshire Deal

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. read more >