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Tyson now 1st in meat brands

Hillshire bought for $8.55 billion

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods completed its acquisition of Hillshire Brands on Thursday, transforming Tyson into the world's largest seller of prepared meats and affirming its commitment to growth via branded, value-added foods. Continue reading...

Tyson says tender offer for Hillshire completed

Tyson Food's tender offer to acquire Hillshire Brands at $63 a share has been successfully completed, a day after the companies reached a settlement with the Justice Department's antitrust division to clear the way for the $8.5 billion acquisition. Continue reading...

Tyson to break off hog division

Federal settlement paves way for Hillshire acquisition

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods and Hillshire Brands have reached an agreement with the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department that requires Tyson to operate its Heinold Hog Markets division as an independent business in order to acquire Hillshire. Continue reading...

Tyson, Hillshire reach merger settlement with U.S.

Springdale-based Tyson Foods Inc. reached a settlement with the Justice Department's antitrust division clearing the poultry giant to acquire Hillshire Brands Co., the companies said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Wal-Mart adds private-label brand

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. is adding a new private label for food and consumables to its shelves, one that will offer products at the lowest price possible, a company representative said Monday. Continue reading...

Have Wal-Mart Supercenters peaked?

Mega-stores lost ground to small kin in quarter

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart's big-box Supercenters, derived from founder Sam Walton's original discount stores, carried the company through an era of growth and led to Wal-Mart becoming the nation's leading grocer. Continue reading...

Hillshire deal sees religious activism

Faith groups call for look at Tyson

Some faith-based groups are finding themselves in the middle of a food fight. Continue reading...

Poultry processors earn safety kudos

Subscriber onlyNearly 100 chicken and turkey facilities were recognized during the National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry -- including 14 Arkansas facilities. Continue reading...

Holiday peak to see open registers

Wal-Mart vows more manpower

Subscriber onlyDuring Wal-Mart's recent 2014 U.S. Holiday Meeting in Denver, the company vowed to keep all its cash registers open during peak hours at its 3,800 Supercenters and discount stores every weekend from Black Friday through Christmas. Continue reading...

News in brief

Subscriber onlyTyson again delays Hillshire acquisition Tyson Foods pushed back its deadline to acquire Hillshire Brands by another week because of an antitrust request, the companies announced Tuesday night. Continue reading...