Playing chicken

“We just can’t build the [chicken] houses fast enough and we’re going absolutely as fast as we know how to go”


Tyson Foods CEO Donnie Smith says the US firm has 20 chicken farms in China today, versus zero just three years ago. Its goal is 90 farms by 2015, selling 3 million chickens a week to supermarkets and restaurants. Tyson’s China revenues are forecast to increase to $1.1 billion in 2015 from around $700 million this year.

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