SPRINGDALE, Ark. (April 8, 2008)-The special edition issue of the Tyson Food Service Insights & Discovery newsletter addresses the current U.S. economic slowdown that has impacted all industries, including foodservice.  Less consumer spending has translated into slowing traffic and sales. Add in skyrocketing commodity and food prices, and foodservice operators are really feeling the pinch. “Weathering the Tough Times” explains some of the economic and foodservice factors causing these tougher times and their impacts.  Tyson Food Service identifies tactics and strategies operators can employ to better weather the storm.

Tyson Food Service, a division of Tyson Foods, Inc., offers the Insights & Discovery quarterly newsletters as a part of its commitment to innovation and discovery. Produced by Tyson Food Service Marketing in collaboration with Technomic, Inc., a fact- based food industry marketing research and consulting firm, the newsletter offers consumercentric insights into attitudes and behavior that identify trends affecting all foodservice segments.

To receive the latest copy of Insights & Discovery or view past issues, visit www.tysonfoodservice.com or contact your local Tyson Food Service representative.

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 and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves.  Tyson provides products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. The company has approximately 104,000 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 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.

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