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Brian Fanney

Business Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Group sees poultry industry growing

posted: 09/19/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas may have the largest meat company in the world, but the state doesn't lead in chicken production.

Tyson tailoring social media to customers

posted: 09/14/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

From a new blog targeting food-service customers to chief executive Donnie Smith taking the ice bucket challenge, Tyson Foods is finding ways to target customers through its various social media accounts.

Tyson chief's big push now Jimmy Dean

posted: 09/10/2014 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Donnie Smith often talks about Tyson Foods needing to be No. 1 in the right categories.

All in the family after 177 years

posted: 09/07/2014 2:02 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Six generations are buried in the Miller family graveyard and three more stand on the shoulders of those giants.

Hillshire buy aids top goal, exec says

posted: 09/06/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Tyson Foods Inc. had started building its presence in sausage and frozen breakfast against Hillshire Brands before deciding to acquire the company, Donnie Smith, chief executive of Tyson, said Thursday in Boston.

$35 million in crops lost to flooding

posted: 09/03/2014 2:31 a.m. Discuss

Flooding that began in late June will lead to more than $35 million in lost crop value for farmers in 10 Arkansas counties, though the full extent won't be known until after harvest, according to a University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service study.

Bookshops' varying lures speak volumes

posted: 08/31/2014 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Though only 220 steps separate Dickson Street Bookshop from Nightbird Books in downtown Fayetteville, the bookstores' strategies for succeeding in a tricky market could not be further apart.

Tyson now 1st in meat brands

posted: 08/29/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Tyson 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.

Tyson to break off hog division

posted: 08/28/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Tyson 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.

Hillshire deal sees religious activism

posted: 08/24/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

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

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