Tyson Foods

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Tyson Foods, Inc.
Public
Traded asNYSETSN (Class A)
S&P 500 Component
IndustryFood processing
Founded1935; 85 years ago (1935)
FounderJohn W. Tyson
HeadquartersSpringdale, Arkansas, U.S.
Key people
Noel White (CEO and President)
ProductsMeat
Revenue
  • Increase US$ 40.052 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 38.260 billion (2017) [1]
  • Increase US$ 3.055 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 2.931 billion (2017) [1]
  • Increase US$ 3.027 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 1.778 billion (2017) [1]
Total assets
  • Increase US$ 29.109 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 23.956 billion (2014) [2]
Total equity
  • Increase US$ 12.811 billion (2018) [1]
  • Increase US$ 10.559 billion (2017) [1]
Number of employees
122,000[2]
SubsidiariesHillshire Brands
Websitetysonfoods.com

Tyson Foods, Inc. is an American multinational corporation based in Springdale, Arkansas. It is in the food industry. The company is the world's second biggest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork after JBS S.A.. Every year, it exports the biggest percentage of beef out of the United States. It operates major food brands, including Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright Brand, Aidells, and State Fair.[3] Tyson Foods ranked No. 80 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.[4]

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The company was created by John W. Tyson in 1935.[5] World War II helped their business because chicken was not included in foods that were rationed.[6] As of 2014, the company has 115,000 employees. They have more than 300 facilities, over 100 of which are in the US.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Tyson Foods Produces Solid Fourth Quarter, Fiscal 2018 Earnings". www.tysonfoods.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "TYSON FOODS INC 2015 Annual Report Form (10-K)". United States Securities and Exchange Commission. October 3, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
  3. "Tyson Foods Inc - Company Description". Bloomberg.com. p. 2. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  4. "Fortune 500 Companies 2018: Who Made the List". Fortune. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Tyson Foods Our story". Tyson Foods. Retrieved 16 July 2014. We have more than 115,000 Team Members in more than 90 U.S. locations, and in operations across the globe.
  6. "Last week's trivia answer". Naples Florida Weekly. The Motley Fool. May 11, 2017. Archived from the original on August 5, 2017. Retrieved May 17, 2017.

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