TSN - Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) traces its roots back to 1935 when John Tyson drove a load of 500 Arkansas chickens to Chicago to sell for a better price. His profits from that trip were $235, and out of that emerged what has become Tyson Foods.
Now Tyson engages in the production of not only chicken, but have added beef and pork lines, as well as expanding into prepared foods and other related products.
Its four business sectors it serves are officially Chicken, Beef, Pork and Prepared Foods.
The company has engaged in a lot of acquisitions since 2000, including IBP, Inc., Wright Brand Foods, Inc., Lane Processing, Holly Farms, Wilson Foods, Hudson Foods Company, Garrett poultry, and Mexican Original, among many others.
The company is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.
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