IFDA Names Tyson Foods, INC. Supplier of the Year

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (March 1, 2007) For the second straight year, Tyson Foods, Inc. was awarded the Supplier of the Year by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) at the IFDA Partners Executive Forum held Feb. 11 in Amelia Island, Florida.

“It is such an honor for Tyson Foods to receive this award for the second year,” said Bernard Leonard, Group Vice President of Foodservice. “We work hard to be accessible to distributors and give them the information they need to sell our products.š We understand the importance of equipping them with the right information for us to be successful in the foodservice industry.”š š

Each calendar year IFDA performs a survey of its distributor membership to rate the effectiveness and performance of foodservice supplier companies in five key business areas. These are how effectively the supplier companies convey product information, how they work with distributor sales force, how effectively they communicate advertising and promotional information, the availability of company representatives for handling account issues, and the quality of sales training material. šTyson Foods was selected from a field of more than 50 suppliers for this prestigious award.

For more information contact John Scroggins at john.scroggins@noble.net or by phone at 417-875-5118.

About Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products, which are marketed under the “Powered by Tyson®” strategy.
 
Tyson Foods is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, providing products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. The company has approximately 107,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment, and serve as stewards of the animals, land, and environment entrusted to it.