noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military, and other food processors, as well as to international markets. Customers The company’s major customer includes Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. International The company sold products to approximately 130 countries in the year ended September 28, 2013. Major sales markets include Brazil, Canada, Central America, China, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, the Middle East, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The company has various international operations, such as Tyson de Mexico, a Mexican subsidiary, is an integrated poultry production company; Cobb, a chicken breeding stock subsidiary, has business interests in Argentina, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela; Tyson do Brazil, a Brazilian subsidiary, is an integrated poultry production operation; Tyson Rizhao, located in Rizhao, China, is an integrated poultry production operation; Tyson Dalong, a joint venture in China in which the company has a majority interest, is a chicken further processing facility; Tyson Nantong, located in Nantong, China, is an integrated poultry production operation; and Godrej Tyson Foods, a joint venture in India in which the company has a majority interest, is a poultry processing business. Marketing and Distribution The company identifies markets and business opportunities through continuous consumer and market research. In addition to supporting regional brands across multiple protein lines, the company builds the Tyson brand and Tyson owned brands primarily through product-specific advertising and public relations efforts focused toward major consumer targets with specific needs. The company has the ability to produce and ship fresh, frozen, and refrigerated products worldwide. In the United States, its distribution system extends to a network of food distributors and is supported by its owned or leased cold storage warehouses, public cold storage facilities, and its transportation system. The company’s distribution system enables it to supply large or small quantities of products to meet customer requirements anywhere in the continental United States. Internationally, it utilizes both rail and truck refrigerated transportation to domestic ports, where consolidations take place to transport to foreign destinations. Research and Development The company’s research and development costs totaled $50 million in the year ended September 28, 2013. Environmental Regulation and Food Safety In addition to the company’s own internal Food Safety and Quality Assurance oversight and review, its chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods products are subject to inspection prior to distribution, primarily by the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Food and Drug Administration. The company is also participants in the United States Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point program and is subject to the Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures and the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. History Tyson Foods, Inc. was founded in 1935.
tyson foods inc-cl a (TSN:New York)
2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR 72762
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