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Earl" or "Bonanza" rerun on the fourth.
And above all, continue to focus
on the food. If you have good food
at a good price in an enjoyable atmosphere, people will come.
Opportunities for new leaders
Both Smith and Buffalo Wild
Wings Chief Operating Officer
James Schmidt have announced
their upcoming retirements.
While the company has not
named a successor for either retiring
executive, whoever is chosen will
be given the opportunity to turn a
struggling chain around.
I wish the successors well, just as
I do for the retiring executives. ■
TYSON HOPES TO
Tyson Foods is sticking to
its plan to sell its three nonprotein businesses, with hopes
of having them sold before the
end of the 2017 calendar year.
During the Tyson Foods
third-quarter earnings call, Chief
Financial Officer Dennis Leatherby
discussed the sale of Sara Lee, Van's
and Kettle. All three businesses are
currently part of Tyson's Prepared
"We anticipate we'll close the
transactions by the end of calendar
Tyson Foods is planning to sell
its Sara Lee business in an effort
to put more emphasis on its
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2017 and expect to use the proceeds
to pay down debt," Leatherby said
without naming potential buyers. ■
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