Big Ideas; Big, New Home
By Sam Gazdziak, Senior Editor
The brand-new Discovery Center represents the heart of Tyson Foods’ considerable research and development efforts.
It’s not as if Tyson Foods has struggled to come up with new products for the last few years. If anything, Tyson has been one of the most prolific companies in the meat-processing industry when it comes to developing new items, introducing hundreds of new items a year. Still, taking the phrase, “There’s always room for improvement,” to heart, Tyson has opened a new research and development haven in its Springdale, Ark., headquarters. Tyson’s Discovery Center, a 100,000-square-foot hub for new product innovation, was formally unveiled on March 6.