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Poultry business launches takeover bid

Pilgrim’s Pride bids for Hillshire Brands; company has Gainesville plant

POSTED: May 28, 2014 12:32 a.m.

Pilgrim’s Pride, which operates a plant in Gainesville, launched a takeover bid for Hillshire Brands on Tuesday that would expand its business beyond fresh and frozen chicken into a variety of packaged meats, including Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages.


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