Hillshire Brands CEO Sean Connolly said that the company will look at making acquisitions next year and is focused on creating more chicken items as consumers demand healthy options.
“It’s a great acquisition environment,” Connolly said today at The Year Ahead: 2014, a two-day conference in Chicago sponsored by Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Hillshire acquired Golden Island Jerky in September for $35 million.
The company is focused on health and is working on new chicken and turkey items to help boost sales, Connolly said.
There is a “continued trend toward wellness,” he said.