Teachers find good buys at Tyson Food Store
A small retail outlet for Tyson Foods Inc. has been operating on the Corydon chicken processing plant grounds since June, but few people have probably heard of it. Except for special occasions, like the recent ‘School Appreciation Days,’ the store is open only to Tyson employees.
On Saturday morning, Nov. 1, the doors were opened to those who make South Harrison Community School Corp. and St. Joseph School work. North Harrison Community School Corp. employees went shopping the week before that, and the store will be open to Lanesville schools’ employees on Friday.
Production coordinator Lisa Dunaway does all her shopping at the store. Like other store employees, Dunaway spends part of her work week in the plant proper, and the rest operating the store. She said other types of appreciation days would likely open the store to the outside again in the future.
The store contains only Tyson products, but they include a variety of meat, chicken and pork. A 1.75-pound bag of chicken strips sells for $4.75, and a pound of bacon for $2. The low prices make the store popular among plant employees.
It was also popular with South Harrison.
‘We planned to shut it down from 10 to 11 a.m. to restock. We didn’t make it. We were restocking by 8 o’clock,’ Dunaway said. The store opened at 7 a.m.
The store is open to team members on Thursday nights from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.