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27 May 2018

OSI Group Grows With Mcdonalds  0

The roots of the OSI Group start back over a century with Otto Kolschowsky and his small butcher shop in Chicago, Illinois. The was a German immigrant and started his company just 2 years after immigrating to the United States in 1907. By the end of the world war, the business was booming and he began the expansion into the wholesale meat industry. It was eventually rebranded to Otto & Sons in 1928 and his sons became much more involved in the business operations of the company.

The end of World War II saw a lot of changes in the United States and around the world. Suburbs became more popular and a business agreement with the future Chief Executive Officer of Mcdonald’s, Ray Kroc. When Ray Kroc and the sons of Koschowsky, Harry and Arthur, made the deal to supply Ray Kroc with meat for his franchise, he only had one store in Des Plaines, Illinois. When he went on to purchase the entirety of Mcdonalds to become the CEO, it marked a big day in the development of OSI Group. Ray Kroc honored the agreement he had made with the Koshowsky brothers previously and suddenly they were the first choice of meat supplier for all of Mcdonald’s. As their demand grew, they needed to figure out ways to produce a high-quality product at a competitive price in quantities large enough to meet their demands. This is what made the OSI Group what it is today. Through methods like flash freezing, they are able to provide a product that is consistent in every market. OSI Food Solutions UK awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.

The OSI Group has grown to have facilities in 17 countries. There are 20,000 employees at their 65 facilities around the world. They began to expand products to products like hot dogs, sausages, and bacon. In 1975, they became the OSI Group as it is known today. This same year, Sheldon Lavin came onto the company as a partner. Over the years, as Mcdonald’s grew, they grew along with it to be their first choice of supplier to this day. They are one of the largest private companies with a worth of $6.1 billion. Not only do they supply Mcdonalds with their meat, they have also branched off to other areas of the market with their expanded product lines.

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20 May 2018

Mr Nick Vertucci, the Real Estate Entrepreneur’s Book  0

Mr. Nick Vertucci is the founder and president of the Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy (NVREA). NVREA has risen to be one of the most prestigious learning institution availing the students from all parts of the continent with the knowledge and skills necessary to flourish in the real estate industry. He is also an expert and investor in real estate. He is the founder of several real estate companies and acting CEO. The celebrated entrepreneur hailed from a very humble background and made his entire fortune on hard work. His first successful venture was in tech business before the financial bubble of 2004 wrecked it all.


Mr. Vertucci has launched his very first book titled Seven Figure Decisions. The book is a blend of personal memoir and guide outlines on the pillars of winning in business. In the book, Nick Vertucci shares his own story of loss and come-back attitude that has helped him succeed. The book itself is a five star rated business memoir in Amazon with over a thousand copies sold already. The book is available on Amazon Kindle and paperback on Amazon.


Nick comments that the loss of all he had invested in the computer business led to his venture into Real Estates. He relates that while in the real estate venture, he made a lot of mistakes and got quite depressed before joining a training circuit for real estate investors and acquired a mentor. Afterward, he had to change his thinking and coupled it with the appropriate actions before his financial troubles got eliminated and instead of surviving he thrived.


Lioncrest Publishing Company published the three hundred and fifty-page business memoir. The book outlines in detail the significant steps that informed his life-changing philosophy and enabled the establishment of sustainable business and granted him financial freedom. In an endorsement by Kevin Harrington, the original shark from shark tank commented that the book is better than the usual rags to riches story. He said that Seven Figure Decision is a rags-to-riches, back to rags again, then back to riches.


This is true because Nick Vertucci built a tech empire without any money or education. When things seemed to be going okay for the entrepreneur who was almost attaining economic liberty, everything crumbled. He lost all his fortunes and was stuck deep in debts. He finally ventured into real estates and learned the ropes of the industry well enough. Real estate gave him a second chance to start over and fight his way back to the top. If ever you dream of being a millionaire, the first step would be to listen to the man who did it twice.

18 May 2018

The Awards from the U.K. Keep Rolling in for OSI Food Solutions:  0

OSI Food Solutions is one of the worlds top suppliers of processed food items to the restaurant and retail industries. The company has a global reach across 17 different international countries and operates over 80 processing facilities worldwide. OSI is known as a world leader in providing custom food solutions but the company is also highly decorated for its outstanding businesses and safety practices. The company has seen numerous awards come to rest on its mantle over its century-plus long existence and recent years have been no exception.

2016 was a huge year for OSI Food solutions in the area of international awards. The first award was presented directly to OSI’s long-time, highly distinguished Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman Sheldon Lavin. Sheldon was presented with India’s Vision World Academy’s World Visionary Award as a recognition of the outstanding achievements he has accomplished over his long and storied entrepreneurial career. This wasn’t the only major accolade that OSI Food Solutions brought home in 2016. The same years, the British Safety Council recognized OSI’s steadfast commitment to operating facilities at the highest standard of environmental sustainability. OSI was awarded the Globe of Honour in this regard. The company also received a prestigious 5-Star rating from the British Safety Council.

2018 has seen OSI Food Solutions come up big again in terms of recognition for its work in the U.K. market. The British Safety Council has once again honored OSI, this time with its prestigious International Safety Award. This award is presented annually to organizations and companies who demonstrate outstanding commitment in the area of safety management. OSI’s head of safety, security and environmental management Ian Hurley expressed his delight with the company receiving this highly sought after award and emphasized how great it feels to once again be recognized by the outstanding people at the British Safety Council.

These recent awards in the British market are a great compliment to the outstanding work that OSI has been putting into the United Kingdom over recent years. The 2014 partnership with beef producer Pickstock as well as the 2016 acquisition of speciality food distributor Flagship Europe have greatly increased OSI’s market value in the U.K. and have set the company up for a bright future in that region of the world moving forward. With the acquisition of Flagship Europe also came a name change as OSI has rebranded the outfit under the name Creative Foods Europe.

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14 May 2018

Ricardo Tosto opines on the Repatriation of Assets Law  0

There is no doubt that Brazil is greatly endowed with resources. However, the fact is sometimes subsumed in the action by leading business people closely associated with politicians and politicians themselves. Many reports have indicated that there are assets worth billions tucked away in foreign countries. The law number 13254 of 2016 was enacted to make it easier for the country to recover the illegally acquired assets. In his view, Ricardo Tosto, who is also a Founding Partner at Leite Tosto and Barros, a large law firm in Brazil, the new framework is going to help to speed up the process of repatriating assets , apart from providing a platform to lawyers from Brazil and other countries to share and exchange legal ideas on how best to implement the repatriation of assets.


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Nelson William Advogados is a partner at Leite, Tosto, and Barros. He also thinks that the law provides an avenue for faster implementation of the intended action of returning Brazilian assets. Similarly, Gil Vicente of Advogados Associates says that the law offers a chance to bridge the gap between the Brazilian lawyers and foreign lawyers in pertinent subtleties in the implementation of repatriation of resources. Gama is of the view that collaboration between the lawyers from the countries affected and Brazilian lawyers will help to facilitate faster documentation and streamlining, or overcoming of legal obstacles on either side.


Ricardo Tosto; Education and Career Growth


He was trained at the Presbyterian University where he studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree. Ricardo has been featured in some of the leading magazines and newspapers in Brazil. He started a law firm that he named Leite Tosto and Barros from humble beginnings but it is now one of the leading law firms in Brazil. The law firm now handles some of the high profile cases that arise in Brazil. Ricardo’s firm was among the first to organize class action suits in Brazil. Its leading role in the legal circles has attracted many clients its way. Leite Tosto and Barros also have a team of over 35 lawyers that it assigns pro bono cases as they use them to delve deeper into the world of litigation and practice in law.

11 May 2018

OSI Industries; the Global Processor and Supplier of Food Products  0

OSI Industries has just won the British Safety Council Globe Honor Award, an award that recognizes companies and organizations that commit to the safety and health of its customers and employees. To describe the services and products offered by OSI Group as just good is an understatement, they are exceptional. The conglomerate has been operational for over three decades and has grown by leaps and bounds both in the number of products in its portfolio and most importantly in size.

OSI Industries is one of the largest meat products supplier and processor in the world. Most people attribute the growth and success of the enterprise to its ever vibrant and innovative chief executive officer and chairman, Sheldon Lavin. Presently, the firm has a workforce of over 20,000 employees and has operations in 17 countries around the world. Due to the growing population in China, the company has heavily invested in production. It has a capability of processing more than 300 million tons of chicken products to enable it to meet the growing demand.

In the last few years, the conglomerate has heavily invested in an expansion strategy into foreign markets. It has set up policies and procedures to help it start operations and take over the European markets. To kick start the steps, OSI has made two crucial acquisitions; Flagship Europe and Baho foods. Baho Foods is a well-established food processing company in the markets of Netherlands and Germany. Since the two companies produce kind of the same products, success and growth in Europe is inevitable.

OSI Industries had earlier started investing in infrastructure in international markets like China to increase its client base. It’s Chief Operating Officer, and President David McDonald is confident that its entry into the European market provides the company with unique opportunities to grow even more. The entity has been able to achieve the immense success due to its ability to partner with famous fast food giants such as Starbucks, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Subway. Through these partnerships; it can offer unique meat products.

OSI Industries prides itself as one of the few companies that care about the impact of its activities on the world. It is committed to maintaining a sustainable and beneficial relationship with the environment, people, and communities in which they operate. OSI strives to conduct business models that conform with the environmental, economic, and social frameworks. The corporation is committed to sustaining the global supply of food and especially meat products.
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06 May 2018

Matt Badiali: Palladium Is in a Bull Market  0

The demand for commodities and natural resources grows and lessens over time. It can be almost impossible to understand the reasons behind these changes if you do not have insider information or an expert understanding of the forces that are at play in these markets. Matt Badiali has made a career for himself informing his readership basis on the trends in the natural resources and commodities sectors of the economy in order to produce profitable investments. Read this article at Seeking Alpha.

Matt Badiali has been a member of the finance industry who has specialized in the natural resources industries for over 20 years. He has experience as a trained scientist and holds a Masters degree in geology from Florida Atlantic University. He was first introduced to the finance industry while he was working on his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina. Since then Matt Badiali has been able to travel the globe and meet firsthand with numerous industry leaders from the natural resources and commodities sectors. Thanks to the unique insight he has been able to produce significant investment returns sometimes in excess of 100% over the last two decades. Read more about Matt Badiali at Talk Markets.

Matt Badiali has recently written about a bull market that is occurring in the Palladium sector. Palladium is a precious metal that is utilized in catalytic converters an important part of automobiles. Over the last 22 months, the price of Palladium has grown 109%, and it does not seem to be showing any signs of decreasing in the near future.

The growth and price of Palladium are directly tied to the demand from the automobile industry particularly from gasoline powered engines. Platinum is still used as the primary metal in catalytic converters for diesel-powered engines however Palladium has taken the place of platinum and gasoline engines. In fact, over 80% of the world’s Palladium supply is used in catalytic converters for gasoline powered engines. Today the price for one out the Palladium has actually grown to be higher than 1 ounce of platinum. While in the future as electric vehicles grow in market share the overall demand for palladium and platinum both will more than likely decrease there are no signs of this changing in the near future. This represents an incredible investment opportunity to the investor who believes that oil and gas powered vehicles will not be going away soon. This could also lead to potential investment opportunities within the oil industries as well.