USA – Tyson Foods, a global food industry leader, has unveiled a strategic organizational move to merge its Prepared Foods business unit with the Growth organization aimed at optimizing its operations.

The decision reveals the company’s commitment to enhancing efficiency, agility, and the overall customer experience while emphasizing brand development, operational excellence, and market expansion as key priorities.

In the same development, Melanie Boulden, currently serving as Chief Growth Officer at Tyson Foods, will take on an expanded role as the Group President of Prepared Foods.

This strategic realignment aligns closely with Tyson’s overarching vision and strategy, which revolves around creating value, fostering growth, and elevating both customer and consumer experiences.

In her dual capacity, Boulden will oversee Tyson Foods’ extensive portfolio of products, catering to retail, food service, and e-commerce channels. This portfolio includes renowned brands such as Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, and Ball Park.

Melanie Boulden emphasized the benefits of creating a more unified team by merging Prepared Foods and Growth, stating that it empowers the company to anticipate and respond to business challenges and opportunities more effectively.

She noted that Tyson Foods remains committed to maintaining a customer and consumer-centric approach, which is pivotal to achieving strategic objectives.

Donnie King, President and CEO of Tyson Foods, expressed confidence in the capabilities of the enterprise leadership team and its ability to drive growth across all facets of the business.

The restructuring positions Tyson Foods as a market leader and demonstrates its dedication to overcoming the unique challenges within the segments it operates.

In recent developments, Tyson Foods announced the closure of four chicken processing plants, including one in North Little Rock, as part of its cost-cutting efforts.

While reporting third-quarter losses in revenue and profit, the company remained focused on operational excellence and implementing bold actions to enhance capacity utilization and drive long-term performance.

Despite challenges posed by factors such as fluctuating consumer demand and commodity prices, Tyson Foods is dedicated to controlling what it can within the industry.

This includes efforts to better balance supply with customer demand in segments like beef and optimizing operations in the chicken segment.

Tyson Foods, founded in 1935, has evolved from a chicken producer to a diversified global food company with a portfolio of well-known retail brands and prepared foods.

As the company navigates the current operating environment, it remains optimistic about long-term growth opportunities and maintaining market share leadership in key categories.

As Tyson Foods moves forward, the company is maintaining its sales guidance for fiscal 2023 while reducing its expectations for capital expenditures.

This reflects its commitment to making improvements across its operations and staying focused on long-term growth prospects.

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