Headquarters: 2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway
If you aren't a vegetarian, then you have probably eaten meat from Tyson Foods, the world's largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork. Tyson produces one out of every five pounds of chicken, beef and pork consumed in the United States.
The company makes a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products at its processing plants. It has 54 chicken production plants, 13 beef plants, 9 pork plants and 38 plants for processed foods.
Over 11,000 family farmers supply meat for the company.
Tyson Foods is the leading marketer of case ready beef and pork; the leading marketer of fully cooked, refrigerated chicken, beef and pork products; the leading marketer of value-added chicken products to broad line food service distributors, chain restaurants and national fast food chains; the leading marketer of value-added chicken products to retail grocers and club stores and the leading marketer of fully-cooked meat toppings to the U.S. pizza industry.
In 2014, Tyson acquired Hillshire Brands for $6.8 billion. Hillshire Brands' portfolio includes iconic brands such as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Sara Lee frozen bakery and Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal brands Aidells, Gallo Salame, Van's Natural Foods and Golden Island premium jerky.
In fiscal 2014, the company reported record revenues of $37.6 billion, up 9% from 34.4 billion the previous year, and net income of $864 million. The company produced 73.1 million pounds of meat per week. Beef made up 42% of sales followed by chicken at 30% and pork at 14%. 44% of total sales were consumer products and 33% were food service.
The company was founded by John Tyson in 1935 who made a living hauling fruit, chickens and hay to local growers in Arkansas.
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Updated February 25, 2015