OSI Group Expands To Meet Demand

OSI Group Expands To Meet Demand

OSI Group and their efforts to expand their presence in multiple markets across the world keep going strong. While they may have been receiving a lot of attention for their acquisitions and expansions on an international level like their purchase of Baho Foods, their growth in the United States has been just as impressive. The company has been around for around 100 years and its headquarters is close to where it all began in Chicago, Illinois.In 2015, Tyson Foods announced that they would be closing down their facility on Ashland Avenue in Chicago in October of 2016. When OSI Group heard about this closure, they approached the company about purchasing the plant so they could start producing their own quality food products there.

Tyson agreed to sell the factory for $7.4 million and was able to save many of the jobs that were scheduled to be lost once the factory shut its doors.There are other OSI Group facilities located around the plant in around the area of Chicago. The facility that was purchased measures approximately 200,000 square feet which will help them enhance their capabilities. OSI believe that this move will be good for both their customers, company, and the former employees of Tyson. The announcement of the purchase was made on June 8, 2016. Tyson went on record stating that they were closing the factory because they were having problems keeping up with the changing demands of their customer base product.

They had previously produced foods like crepes, omelets, tempura chicken, and soups for the hospitality industry. Tyson still owns and operates 2 other plants in the greater Chicago area.OSI Group has 60 plants in countries throughout the world. The company is privately held and makes many different meat products like bacon, sausage, chicken, and beef. One of the products they are best known for is the hamburger that they supply for the international food chain McDonald’s. The business started in Chicago as a German immigrant-owned butcher shop that managed to grow into the global phenomenon that it is today. The company is excited to be able to include this plant within their company.

Sources of the article : https://www.forbes.com/companies/osi-group/


Steve Ritchie: Papa Johns Will Do Better

Steve Ritchie: Papa Johns Will Do Better

Business often has ups and downs like everybody has, and that is just the way of life, and not many companies admit to mistakes done on their part, but Steve Ritchie, the CEO of Papa John’s, wrote an apology letter to all its customers to make things right. The letter penned down by Steve Ritchie Papa John’s himself was a heartfelt apology and was sincere to the core. He first takes pride for working for the conglomerate for twenty-two years showing he is part and parcel of the team that was behind in seeing the company expand since its inception. It shows a connection that stemmed from his early years when he was still a young man fresh out of college getting in on a business that he believed in. He does not try explaining things which show us that he is sincere in thought and takes full responsibility for the mistake done. As per Biz Journals, the act takes one back to when we were young and had taken another child’s toy only to be told by our mother’s to give it back. Often kids would lie in this situation to keep the toy or outright refuse to give it back, but few would take the extra effort to utter that simple word ‘sorry’.

It is true that the views do not represent the whole company which is made up of over a hundred workers globally. It is not fair for one individual to cause so much harm while the thorn in the flesh has been removed from one’s heel. The past is exactly that and moving on to the future is what counts. Every pizza that is sold directly affects our economy as well as puts food on the table for many families. We should focus on the positive side as Steve Ritchie (@stevemritchie) has personally dedicated himself and the organization to do better. The approach to his apology letter gives clear guidelines on how this is going to be done. The occurrence is something that we can all learn from in that we are human, and we are bound to make mistakes and acknowledging the errors paves the way for faster healing.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_John’s_Pizza

Guilherme Paulus Shares The Vision He Had When Co-Founding CVC

Guilherme Paulus Shares The Vision He Had When Co-Founding CVC

When entrepreneur Guilherme Paulus introduced Brazil to vacation packages he focused on affordability. Starting CVC in 1972 along with a business partner who soon departed, he says that he wanted to help people realize their dreams and create things that people could enjoy. He would adjust the price and size of the travel packages he created so that they would fit into people’s budgets so that everyone could enjoy a trip to somewhere new.

He learned that it was important to see what kind of personality you were working with when offering them a travel package. Some people want to go somewhere it’s sunny and has an awesome beach so offering them a travel package in the mountains of Brazil isn’t going to go over too well. Some people prefer luxury hotels, Guilherme Paulus says, so you need to be sensitive to that as well in what you offer to them.

He was born in Curitiba, Parana, and raised in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo. It was soon after earning a Degree in Business Administration that he co-founded CVC. Having been in the tourism business for over 20 years, he decided to become a hotelier in 1995. His first hotel was in Gramado while the second was located in Foz do Iguacu. His hospitality firm, GJP Hotels & Resorts, now has 10 hotels with three brands which are Wish, Prodigy, and Linx.

His latest hotel is located in Sao Paulo. Guilherme Paulus is building a hotel that will include 65 hotel rooms, a rooftop area to relax in, a convention room, and a restaurant. This will be a luxury hotel and it will be completed in either 2020 or 2021.

Guilherme Paulus no longer manages the day-to-day business of either CVC or GJP Hotels & Resorts. He is instead his company’s chairman of the board of directors. He provides a vision of where to take these companies and how best they can serve their customers. He continues to own about 8% of the shares of CVC and sold the rest of the company to Carlyle Group out of America in 2010.

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Marc Beer Receives Another Round Of Funding For His Renovia Company

Marc Beer Receives Another Round Of Funding For His Renovia Company

Marc Beer is a happy man in 2018. This follows the announcement that his Renovia Inc will receive another round of the funding. The amount that Marc Beer is expected to receive in this Series B funding is $32 million. An additional $10 million is going to the venture debt. This is not the first time Marc Beer’s medical startup is receiving funding worth millions of dollars. As the co-founder of a medical startup, Beer leads takes the lead in spearheading a company that deals with the development and commercialization of various enterprises that deal with pharmaceutical and biotechnological devices and diagnostics.


Beer’s medical and biotechnological company directs its efforts in developing practical medical and diagnostic devices that work towards the treatment of various urinary ailments that trouble women. Such urinary tract problems Renovia Inc finds solutions to include pelvic floor disorder, urinary incontinence, and several other related complications. According to the latest findings, such complications affect more than 250 million women worldwide.


During the initial funding, dubbed Series A, Renovia Inc received funding from Longwood Fund. This is one of the leading healthcare investing groups in the world today. Thanks to this initial funding, Renovia Inc was able to release its debut product, Leva. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this product in April 2018. Following the succession of Renovia’s first product, Beer is determined to press on to the production and testing of four more products. In a recent press statement, Marc Beer said that he is looking forward to producing a newer version of Leva.


The Series B funding comes from two other reputable companies. Missouri’s Ascension Ventures and The Perceptive Advisers, based in New York are contributing towards Renovia Inc’s Series B funding. Beer said that the money from the two companies will go a long way in marketing his remaining products. Learn more: https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/potmsearch/detail/submission/6457372/Marc_Beer


In showing his appreciation for their funding, Beer explained how thrilled he felt that he has partners that are interested in seeing his company meet its objective. Marc said, “We are thrilled to have the support of this group of leading healthcare investors who share our vision to better diagnose, treat and improve the lives of millions of women affected by pelvic floor disorders.” Mr. Beer went on to say that he values the collaboration he continues to receive from various healthcare stakeholders.


Marc Beer has more than 25 years of experience in the medical and biotechnology devices. He has worked for various healthcare service providers. One of the notable achievements under Marc’s belt is when he joined ViaCell. Marc joined this biotechnological firm in 2000. By the time he left, while presiding as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the company had over 300 employees.

How the Chainsmokers Became Two of the Best-Paid DJs Ever

How the Chainsmokers Became Two of the Best-Paid DJs Ever

“Don’t let me down.” “Closer.” “Something just like this.” “This feeling.” These names are familiar to millions of teenagers around the world, and they are probably very familiar to you as well. They are some of the most popular songs of the band “The Chainsmokers,” created by two guys who really loved electronic music and made one of the most successful names in the industry.

This EDM/Pop band was created by Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall when they met each other and realized that they had the potential to create one of the most influential bands of the genre. However, with their names appearing in the American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards, they admitted that they could never have predicted the amount of positive feedback that this passionate project would receive.

Forbes has recently announced that the duo earned, in 2018, up to $45.5 Million from their biggest year yet. They were featured on Forbes’ list of highest-paid DJs in the entire world, being among stars like Steve Aoki, Diplo, and David Guetta.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall met each other when they had a familiar contractor. Both were already amateur DJs, and Alex Pall was even working here and there, but nothing stable or fixed. Andrew Taggart already had an account in SoundCloud where he would occasionally post self-composed tracks that had their own legion of fans and loyal listeners.

The Chainsmokers, since that time, has been among the most successful bands of recent times, and the group’s rise to the top came out of nowhere, having been in activity only since 2008.

Already in 2014, the duo received prestigious nominations from the Teen Choice Awards, and the same happened in 2016, the year where they acquired massive success in the media. It was in 2016 that The Chainsmokers won the Favorite Electronic/Dance Music Artist nomination from the American Music Awards.

Since then, they also won the Top Dance/Electronic Artist nomination from the Billboard Music Awards and the Top Dance/Electronic Song, Top Collaboration and Top Hot 100 Song as well.

The band continues to create new tracks and to win awards, with 2018 being one of the most successful years for them.