OSI Group: The gradual transformation over the years

The OSI Group is currently one of the leading global food suppliers. The company’s vast expanse of investments employs over 20,000 employees and boasts presence in 17 nations around the world. To facilitate its food supply chain empire, the company runs over 65 facilities globally. The company’s rise to the current position dates back to the 20th century when Otto Kolschowsky, then an immigrant from Germany, saw and harnessed an opportunity in Illinois. Kolschowsky started a small meat retail shop where he served customers from the state of Chicago and gradually expanded his business into other parts of the US.

The vast opportunities that the end of the First World War presented him with gave him an opportunity to increase his business to include wholesale supplying while working with other meat retailers. The growing demand back then gave him incentives to rebrand his business to Otto & Sons in 1928, something that proved to be a game changer as it opened his business to more opportunities outside the US.

The economic boom that was experienced in the US in the period after the First and Second World War gave Otto & Sons an opportunity to form strategic alliances with other companies in the US that relied on meat supplies. The foundation of McDonald’s outlets in the region was a strategic advantage for Otto & Sons to start expanding its supplies to suffice the demand that the food joint demanded to serve its customers.

Over a relatively short period, the company had seen major improvements regarding demand and therefore rebranded to OSI Group to make a global reach to other parts of the world. The company also underwent some major improvements regarding its operational mechanisms including the introduction of improved food production, storage, and processing facilities in the nation.

Over the years, OSI Group has transformed itself into a premium food supply chain targeting to ensure consistency in its food ingredients. To make a reach to more customers and forge a better relationship with other businesses, the company has been working towards achieving consistency in its products while ensuring affordability. OSI Group has also transformed itself with the contemporary demands for consumer-driven products which ensure food safety as well as consistencies in the health values of the food. Over the years, therefore, OSI Group has transformed itself from a local food supply outlet to a globally recognized brand.

The RealReal Opens LA Store

Luxury spending shows no signs of slowing down. Over one trillion dollars is spent annually on luxury consumer goods. The RealReal is taking their bite out of this trillion dollar market. But the luxury reseller has not always been a multi million dollar brand. Their founder Julie Wainwright started this company from her kitchen table. She would travel to each consignor’s home. But her hard work and determination has grown her U-Haul operation to being a digital dominant luxury reseller. Now her company is growing into the brick and mortar space with the opening of their second store.

The RealReal has created an exclusive shopping experience for customers wanting second hand high end items. These customers seek out the company’s wide selection of handbags, jewelry, shoes, womenswear and menswear. The digital platform shoppers have been shopping from for a few years has become a well liked source of very popular luxury items. The RealReal has been able to stand out from the competition due to how this reseller makes sure their customers get the ultimate experience when shopping with them.

Giving customers exactly what they want has caused for the company to open its second location. This new brick and mortar location will be in Los Angeles, California. This store will actually be much larger than the flagship store in New York City. The twelve thousand store will cater to men. This is something new the luxury consignment company is trying. They understand male shoppers are in need of an exclusive place to shop for high end, gently used items. This store will aim to capture the male shopper’s attention with its “sneakerdome”. This dome of sneakers will be an oasis of options for the sneaker lover. This sneakerdome causes the store to stand out, as many luxury fashion consignment shops tend to cater to a female audience. This dome of sneakers will have a selection of footwear that speaks to the many diverse styles of its shoppers. The sneakerdome will feature sneakers from many designers. The RealReal is about to revolutionize the male shopping experience with this dome of sneakers.