Donald J. Tyson, the entrepreneur who built his family’s regional poultry business, Tyson Foods Inc., into one of the world’s largest poultry, beef and pork suppliers, died Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 80. The former chairman of the board and chief executive of Tyson Foods, Tyson was considered a pioneer in the retail and foodservice businesses, working closely with such giant restaurant brands as KFC and McDonald’s. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Tyson ...
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