Don Tyson of Tyson Foods dies at 80

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.

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