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Hillshire To Talk With Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride

Takeover bids by Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods are being driven by the desirability of brand-name processed products like Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches.

06/03/2014

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Pilgrim’s Pride Offers To Buy Hillshire For $5.58B

The poultry producer Pilgrim’s Pride is offering to acquire Chicago-based meat producer Hillshire Brands in a deal worth about $5.58 billion to create a “protein-focused company.”

05/27/2014

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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