They say opposites attract and it may be true. At least that seems to be the case of the new partnership between the OSI group, the original producer of the McDonalds hamburger patty, and impossible Foods, the creator of the meatless hamburger patty. The two companies will partner to produce and distribute the Incredible Meatless Patty, a food product made by Incredible Foods. Meatless hamburger patties have grown in popularity in recent years. This may be due to the high obesity rate, or because of the need for more environmentally friendly practices.
Whatever the reason, the fact is that Impossible Foods is no longer able to meet the production needs for the Incredible Meatless Hamburger Patty. In fact, this year the company reported shortages in production. It has maxed out its production capability in its California facility and cannot produce enough meatless products to meet consumer demands. As such, Incredible Foods needed to find a production and distribution solution. After much deliberation, Incredible Foods has decided to partner with the OSI group. This seems an unlikely match as OSI began as a small butcher shop in Chicago in the early 1900s.
Not only that, but OSI also supplies McDonalds with the all beef patty. Even so, the OSI group was the logical choice as it is the largest food distributor in the world. OSI also has the production facilities to meet the consumers needs for the meatless protein-based food. Even so, a major concern Incredible Food had with this partnership idea was that OSI not use meat production machines to make the meatless product. As part of the deal OSI has agreed to use a separate production area for the meatless products. Both the OSI group and incredible Foods believe this partnership will solve the current shortage of meatless food products and help both companies expand in the future.
Meatless burger patties have been gaining popularity in recent years, however a new version of this vegetarian food, created by Impossible Foods, has mesmerized consumers to the point of nearly depleting its stock. Burger King was the first fast food chain to put the Impossible Burger on its menu. This experiment turned out to be an profitable decision that changed how customers view veggie burgers. The addition of heme, which is a plant-based substance that mimics blood in meat, is a large part of why people are flocking to the Impossible Burger. Apparently, the blood in beef patties is part of what gives them their unique flavour–which is why Impossible Foods thought to simulate it in their product. Customer approval was certain when the Impossible Burger began selling out at Burger King locations and the stock for Impossible Foods quintupled. The only problem was that Impossible Foods was unable to produce enough of their product with the small plant they owned in California. Enter OSI Group. OSI Group previously worked for McDonalds as a supplier, but now they’ve revised their equipment to be compatible with the creation of the Impossible Burger. OSI Group owns facilities that are located in many different countries, with multiple plants in each country they inhabit. They also boast state-of-the-art food production technology, which will both double the total output of the Impossible Burger and give the partnership the capability to sell the meatless burgers to supermarket shoppers. The massive profit of Impossible Foods has the entire food industry gripped with excitement. Other fast food chains have started plans to add their own meatless burger to their menu, which is a direct response to the success of the Impossible Burger. OSI Group partnered with Impossible Foods in order to ensure that the Impossible Burger is available to consumers, as well as create a nice spot for themselves as a supplier in the growing market of veggie-based burger patties. Now that the food industry has seen the success of a meatless burger alternative, then there’s no doubt that the next few years will be filled with other fast food chains trying to copy Impossible Foods’ success. The Sustainability Vision of Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group
Patrick Brown is a
Ph.D.-level scientist and professor emeritus at California’s prestigious
Stanford University. He also holds a medical degree. For years has taken a keen
interest in the relationship between food production and the environment.
His research led him to
conclude that it’s vital for more people to consume diets that are dominated by
plants rather than meat. His reasons were not so much focused on the health of
individuals as on the health of the planet.
This led Dr. Brown to develop
the Impossible Burger, a patty made entirely from plant-based sources that
tastes so much like real beef many people can’t tell the difference. His
company, Impossible Foods, began manufacturing the Impossible Burger in 2011.
Since it was introduced to the public, the response has been beyond
enthusiastic. Millions of people love the Impossible Burger and can’t get
enough of the meatless treat. Read More on Wikipedia.
Impossible Foods, based in
Redwood City, California, soon reached a point where its Oakland processing facility
could not make enough. With demand exploding, the firm needed a fast
solution to their production problems.
Now they think they have found it.
based in the Chicago area.
OSI Industries is best known as the entity that supplies the millions of
all-beef hamburger patties served by the McDonald’s every day. OSI is renowned
for its vast resources, giant processing plants and high-tech equipment that spans the globe.
Impossible Foods believes OSI Industries is the perfect partner to help
ramp up the production of the
Impossible Burger — and do it fast. The task is an urgent one. The veggie
burger is currently available in some 10,000 restaurants, but that number could
be nearly twice that by the end of the year – but only if enough production
capacity is achieved. If any company can get the job done, it’s OSI Industries.
Known mostly as a processor
of meat, OSI Industries has long
since diversified. It’s been handling vegetable-brmased food products for
decades. Making the Impossible Burger will be “Mission Possible” for OSI.
It has been an exciting time for LA-based lifestyle company ViSalus. The firm’s leadership team is proud to announce that the company co-founder Blake Mallen is being honored with a big promotion to President. His many years of dedication to creating and growing the firm is being rewarded by way of this important promotion that is expected to help ViSalus to move into the next decade successfully. The growth that ViSalus has experienced going from a health and lifestyle startup to a globally recognized brand name is much due to the hard work put in by Blake Mallen and the leadership team is thrilled to promote him into the role of President. As a part of this new task, Blake Mallen will continue doing much of the important work that he was already engaged in. This includes marketing and sales and global expansion efforts. The firm plans to continue to work on the development of its marketings in both North American and Europe.
Upon Blake Mallen being promoted to President at ViSalus, CEO and Chairman Ryan Blair weighed in. His comments include a great deal of praise for the excellent work that Blake has done over the years. Blair emphasizes the fact that the Presidential position is in good and capable hands with Blake. Blair also emphasizes the level of creativity that Blake possesses in the way that he works. This is another critical aspect that has helped him in his efforts to build the business model at ViSalus.
Blake Mallen recently teamed up with his fellow co-founder Nick Sarnicola in a couple of celebratory efforts. The pair of ViSalus executives have recently launched the new Liv Mobile App. Mallen and Sarnicola emphasize the fact that the new ViSalus app will provide members with many benefits including making their travel plans easier than ever and helping them to grow their businesses. Sarnicola and Mallen also recently joined forces to give recognition to the major efforts that have been made in ViSalus’s important Italian market. The ViSalus co-founders gave this recognition at the 2019 Vitality event that took place recently in Pesaro, Italy.
The food market is competitive, but OSI Industries always emerges to be among one of the leaders in the market. The Chicago based company has maintained high operational standards since it was formed, and this has made clients stick through thick and thin. The organization started with just a tiny shop that would supply meat to the immigrants in Chicago. The company, however, captured the attention of many individuals who were interested in high quality meat. Currently, the institution has grown rapidly in the local and international market, giving employment to twenty thousand personalities. The company has also made an effort to increase its presence in various destinations of the world. The company leaders say that OSI Industries has successfully managed to purchase food plants, poultry houses, and warehouses in more than seventeen nations.
The food organization has thrived and also increased the amount of products it offers its customers. Several years ago, OSI Industries announced its plans to increase the amount of chicken products it was making in the Spain plant. The leaders in this plant had observed that the customers in this region were more interested in chicken products compared to any other items that were manufactured at OSI Industries. Most of the products that were being manufactured were not enough for the customers, and most of them were only left with complains. The leaders in the company value their customer demands, and this is why they did not think twice when they decided to double the chicken production.
The Spain facility is expected to undergo some few changes because of the increased production. According to OSI Industries top executives, the number of employees serving in the Spain facility will increase to cater for the production. The company will also ensure that they have increased the storage areas so that the chicken that is processed is stored well and in the right conditions so that it is not contaminated. The customers can now comfortably visit their favorite supermarket and select the chicken product they have been searching for. The company values its customers, and this is why it will also ensure that the prices of the products are affordable.
The story of Dubai and UAE growth is fascinating. A quick comparison of this country’s 1990s era and now gives an impression of good modern development policy. This success story points the need of the private sector in the development agenda. Hussain Sajwani is one of the most notable names in this transformation. Apart from being one of the most prosperous Arabs in the world, he is one of the hardworking personalities in the world of property development.
As a graduate from the University of Washington, he has successfully blended in Arabian and American business philosophies in his companies. This is evident in his operations. As per analystoffinance.com, his early introduction to the world of business through a family venture was later supplemented with his work exposure in America. Along with his business journey, he has not only learnt a lot in terms of running a successful business but also practiced a lot.
As an experimental person, Hussain Sajwani has never been shy to experiment on different business ventures. Even though his name is synonymous with DAMAC Properties, he has active interests in the hotel industry. In addition to these two ventures, some of his other businesses include Nine Elms (Property Limited) which is in UK and Mina Al Sultan Qaboos, which is a partnership. These businesses are outside UAE. The businesses supplement his contributions to DAMAC Properties.
As part of keeping his business consolidated, he is a firm believer of meetings. Although the DAMAC owner is a busy man, attending conferences is one step to having a formidable team. The daily sessions not only update him on the progress of various projects and entities but also help him to give his team thoughtful and relatable pieces of advice. Since he is one of the best time managers, family time is always crucial for him.
Even though his business ventures in Europe and Arabian countries are prosperous and stable, Hussain Sajwani approach to expansion is phenomenal. He believes that the China economic growth will give real estate investors a chance to invest in China more. As one of the Chinese market investors, Hussain Sajwani is planning to spend more to meet the growing house demand. Learn about Sajwani’s charity here.
Papa Johns CEO Steve Ritchie to a few weeks and went on a nationwide listening tour to meet with franchisees and staff. Since the beginning, P.A.P.A. has stood for People Are Priority Always and Steve Ritchie is trying to maintain that vibe. He is staying on course with the company’s belief of the company which values its people. He went to Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and Detroit to talk with the individuals who are the core of the business. He wanted to hear information on how staff members felt, what they needed, and how the company could do better.
What He Learned
Steve Ritchie Papa John’s heard stories about how some franchisees treat their teams as an extension of the family. He also heard about how tough customer service has been since the loss of trust with loyal customers. He also heard philanthropic stories from the managers who are individually supporting local charities and schools in their communities. These managers are actually a part of the communities they serve and they really do care.
Committing To Improvement
Even though these conversations were tough, Steve Ritchie did learn that everyone is ready to help move the company forward. That was the most important take away from the visits. Papa John’s acknowledges that the company is way bigger than a single person. It also involves drivers, pizza makers, and managers. The people in the restaurants are also representing their very own communities. Papa John’s as a company and a brand is set to get better by strengthening the commitment to the quality of the products and the company. In order to move forward and to do better the company has to continue listening and understanding feedback, no matter how difficult it may be to hear. It must also take the much-needed actions to create a better company for the team and Papa John’s customers.
Papa Johns is one of the biggest pizza franchises in the world today despite the controversy over the past several months. More than 100 thousand people are working at Papa Johns establishments around the world. Papa Johns has decades of good history, which is one of the things Steve Ritchie has pointed out in his new position as the companies CEO. It is his job to bring the company up to par with the press and bring them on a course that provides new growth and support. According to Steve, new methods are needed if Papa John’s is to regain its former position and it is only natural as each generation brings new changes.
Steve Ritchie was quick to get to work at Papa Johns trying to turn things around after the controversy and he even issued his own apology to appease the actions of the former company head. One bad egg doesn’t mean the entire batch is bad and there are many employees and management at Papa Johns still dedicated to bringing the best pizza and experience to their customers. On his bloomberg profile, it mentioned that Steve Ritchie doesn’t want people to believe this is a plea to come back, but a showing of good faith that he wants to truly bring Papa Johns back in line with its former values, customers happiness being the top priority.
Although Steve Ritchie is the new CEO for Papa Johns, he is no stranger to management and was even personally selected to be the companies CEO for his impressive leadership capabilities. So far, Steve has done an impressive job standing on behalf of the company, though he admits there is still a lot of work to be done before Papa Johns is where he envisions it. The community has always been an important part of what Papa John’s cares about. Happy customers and happy employees are the most effective way to run a company and Steve is currently on a mission going around country to see what can be done to improve the working experience at Papa Johns just as much as the customer experience. Connect with Papa John’s on Twitter.
Ryan Seacrest is a prominent television personality and radio host. In addition, he is notably the host and executive producer of “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” Aside from producing shows and being on television; he also has done a lot of good in the community with his philanthropic efforts, which have made a positive impact in the world and he is also an entrepreneur, working with various companies. Ryan Seacrest has his own radio show called “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” which is #1 in LA, along with being listed as a top 40 show. Many will know him as the host of ABC’s annual New Year’s Eve program, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” along with “E! Live from the Red Carpet” awards shows. His own production company, established in 2006, produces “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “Shahs of Sunset,” “Shades of Blue,” among many more. Jennifer Lopez stars in the show “Shades of Blue.”
Ryan Seacrest’s own company has produced many successful and well-known shows. The individual works with many media and entertainment companies such as Pinterest, attn, and more. He also invested in other media and entertainment companies. In 2014, the entrepreneur managed to release his own clothing line and accessories collection called Ryan Seacrest Distinction, which is available at Macy’s. Over time it has become one of the most successful clothing lines in the store’s history and Seacrest plans to not slow down, selling skincare products formed by a partnership with a dermatologist and has endorsements with Ford and Coca-Cola. Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) also has done a lot of good with his philanthropic efforts, creating different media centers in hospitals to allow the youth to pursue their dreams as a broadcaster or TV personality. It gives an opportunity for students to explore the creative side of radio, television, and media alike. Ryan Seacrest also stays busy even being on the board for the Los Angeles Museum of Art and being on the chair of the Grammy Foundation.
CAOA Group was not always as big as it is today. With an ongoing US$ 2 billion investment in Chery is set to be spread out over the next 5, years, this is just the latest of its success stories that have been told to us over the last few decades.
In addition to ranking first place in Sales Satisfaction Index and Customer Service Index by J.D. Power, its success with Chery was preceded by bringing Hyundai to Brazil and starting the first Hyundai factory in South America. This factory is strategically located in the Brazilian state of Goiás and also exports vehicles to neighboring South American countries.
The amazing success of Hyundai in Brazil was actually the second Asian automaker success story with the CAOA Group led by its founder, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade. Hyundai imported cars became successful in Brazil when CAOA began their operation in 1999, but a year earlier, CAOA had already started importing Asian cars with the Japanese Subaru.
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade’s CAOA Group actually started importing Renault vehicles in 1992 and enjoyed 3 years of success before Renault built their factory in Brazil and took back their sales in 1995. This setback would have forced some to give up, but Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade focused on the Asian market and the mission of bringing their cars to Brazil himself. This shows us that Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was able to use the Renault experience as a lesson learned and became an automaker in Brazil with present Hyundai and Chery production in Brazil under CAOA’s management.
This drive for success and not accepting defeat was the core characteristic that allowed Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade to develop CAOA. The group was founded when Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade bought a Ford Landau from the Ford Dealership in Campina Grande, PB – Brazil in 1979, but never received the vehicle. Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade requested that the bankrupt dealership give him the rights to the Ford dealership instead of the vehicle, which was accepted. With the rights to the Ford dealership, Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Andrade was starting his empire with Ford vehicles in Brazil and by 1985, CAOA had become the greatest Ford retailer in all of Latin America.