Tyson Foods Inc. is one of the largest global producers of fresh and prepared meat and poultry products. Founded by John W. Tyson during the Great Depression, the family farm has since grown into a Fortune 500 enterprise reporting $34.4 billion in sales for the 2013 fiscal year. Tyson operates more than a hundred processing and distribution facilities around the world, and works with an extensive network of more than 6,000 independent contract family farmers to provide a daily supply of fresh chicken for processing.
In addition to its own Tyson brand of fresh, frozen, and fully-cooked meat and poultry products, Tyson also supplies private label meat and poultry products to Yum Brands, McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Kroger, and many other strategic partners. Tyson Foods operates on a set of core values committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers, team members, and communities.