SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods, Inc. promoted Jason Nichol to senior vice president, Walmart for Tyson Foods.

Jason Nichol, Tyson Foods, Inc.
Jason Nichol, senior vice president

Nichol will work with executives at Walmart to implement strategic initiatives in areas such as animal well-being and sustainability. He also will develop an appropriate capacity footprint needed to drive growth in Tyson’s business with Walmart.

“We’re very pleased to announce the promotion of Jason to yet another leadership position,” said Scott Rouse, chief customer officer, retail sales and chain restaurants. “He has a strong track record of driving positive business results at Walmart for companies such as Nabisco, Cott Beverages and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., and I know he will continue that legacy of excellence for Tyson Foods.”

Nichol joined Tyson via The Hillshire Brands Company acquisition in 2014 as vice president, Walmart-Retail Packaged Goods, before transition to vice president, Walmart-Fresh in 2015 for Tyson Foods. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State Univ. in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business operations in 1993.