Speaking at Tyson Foods’ annual shareholders meeting, interim President and CEO Leland Tollett said officials at this Springdale, Ark.-based company have a “sense of urgency” and remain committed to key growth strategies - while they take steps to return Tyson’s chicken business to profitability. In a post-meeting press conference, Tyson officials highlighted several new products for retail, foodservice and international markets. According toThe National Provisioner, these new products include:
- Tyson Skillet Creations, a new retail frozen meal kit with less sodium than Tyson’s prior offerings and competitors’ products. Initial varieties include Asian-style Orange Chicken, Grilled Chicken Fajitas, Grilled Steak Fajitas, Grilled Chicken Tuscany and Penne, and Steak Stroganoff with Noodles.
- Several new refrigerated (vacuum sealed) red meat offerings such as Braised Beef with Mild Chili Sauce and a Pork Loin in Sweet and Tangy BBQ sauce.
- New Homestyle Breaded Value Chicken Tenders, Right Size Filets, Value Meatballs and Shaved Steak Beef offerings for foodservice operators.
New products strategy still strong as Tyson regroups
February 18, 2009