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Tyson Wins Bidding War For Hillshire With $7.75B Offer

Tyson had been vying with rival poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride for Hillshire, which wrapped up its bidding process Sunday. Tyson ended up raising its offer to $63 per share. It had previously offered $50 per share, after which Pilgrim’s Pride raised its bid to $55 per share.

06/09/2014

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Hillshire Looks Beyond Meat With Birds Eye, Vlasic

The Chicago-based company, which makes Hillshire Farm lunch meats, Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park franks, said Monday that it would buy Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at $4.23 billion.

05/12/2014

Chicago Hot Dog Tours

Hot Dog Companies Square Off Over Ad Claims

Two Chicago companies are squaring off Monday over hot dogs.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011