Tyson Foods grappling with 'unprecedented inflation'

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Tyson Foods Inc. is struggling to raise prices fast enough to keep up with higher costs, CEO Donnie King said on Monday.
The Springdale, Arkansas-based food products company last quarter hiked its average price for pork by 39%. Beef and chicken prices jumped by 12% and 16%, respectively.

The price increases come as Tyson, like many other companies, grapples with higher raw material costs, global supply chain challenges and a rebound in demand.

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"We have seen accelerating and unprecedented inflation," King said on the company's third-quarter earnings call. "Inflation is up about 14% during our 3Q [third quarter] and 9% year-to-date."

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