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 57 chicken production plants, 13 beef plants, 9 pork plants and 25 plants for processed foods.
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 May 2014, Tyson offered $50 per share or $6.8 billion to acquire Hillshire Brands.
In fiscal 2013, the company reported record revenues of $34.4 billion, up 4% over the previous year, and net income of $778 million. Beef made up 41% of sales followed by chicken at 36% and pork at 13%. 43% of total sales were consumer products and 34% 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 May 30, 2014