Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


September 15, 2019

Chinese Business Mogul Richard Liu Qiangdong

Richard Liu Qiangdong attended a forum for business executives and entrepreneurs recently. When he attended this event, he talked about his business ventures as well as his past experiences. During the conversation with the forum’s host, Richard Liu discussed his future plans for his company JD. He intends to expand its shipping destinations and routes within the next couple of years. When Richard Liu Qiangdong finished up his compulsory education, he went on to pursue further education at the university level. He attended a couple of the top educational institutions in Beijing. He studied sociology as an undergraduate and completed a degree program in the field. Richard Liu also studied business at one of the top international business schools in China.

This educational background helped prepare him for a career as an entrepreneur. Along with completing educational programs at leading universities, Richard Liu also learned computer programming as well. While in college, Richard Liu Qiangdong got involved in entrepreneurship. His first business was in the food service industry. He founded a restaurant as a college student. While this was a very ambitious venture for Richard Liu, the establishment eventually failed. Liu revealed that the restaurant was unable to succeed because he wasn’t able to spend enough time managing it.

However he would bounce back by founding two other businesses as well as pursuing a career in computing. After closing up his restaurant, Richard Liu Qiangdong decided to work as a freelance computer programmer. This allowed him to provide programming services for many different companies. Within a few years, Richard Liu would pursue traditional employment as a top executive. He spent a few years working as a computing director for Japan Life. Richard Liu founded his second business after he resigned from Japan Life. His second business was in the retail industry where he sold optics products to consumers. This business also closed down because he was not able to sustain enough customers. Richard Liu Qiangdong realized that offering ecommerce was important to make a successful business in the retail industry. Therefore, he went on to found his third business JD.

September 08, 2019

Impossible Foods Internationally Launches the Impossible Burger Project in Co-Production Agreement with McDonalds Legendary Food Packer, OSI Group

Legendary Companies

There are legendary companies that many have heard of but never really seen, then thee are those that are behind the scenes of legendary companies. McDonalds first launched its McDonalds international franchise by employing the services of OSI Group in 1955. Ray Kroc was impressed with the quality and innovative ideas that the German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky brought to business with he and his son, so they became the legendary producer of the legendary burger that it is today. With over 100 years of innovation and an eye to quality and efficiency, OSI Group has grown to maga-propportions and is now located in 17 countries, 65 locaations and has a powerhouse of 20,000 employees. Fast-forward more than half a century, please.

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 Impossible Foods

With Impossible Foods with the launch of the Impossible Burger, a totally plant-based burger that has yet to see the demand for it diminish since its debit at David Chang’ Momofuku Nishi in Jult of 2016 the demand has steadily grown to a stagering 9000 restaurants requesting the Impossible Burger on its menus. Knowing that they had reached a bottleneck in its 68,000 square foot prodiction facility in Oakland, Impossible Foods turned to the legendary McDonalds packer to make a co-produciton agreement enabling OSI to produce the Impossible Burger in their Chicago plant location.

Sheetal Shah Spokesperson

Sheetal Shah speaking for Impossible Foods said they were delighted to have come to a co-production agreement with the legendary packer and looked forward to working alongside and learning from its 100 year history of innovation, attention to detail , and most of all the quality of service that has made millions of customers praise their service in the food packing and distribution industry since their founding by Otto Kolchovsky in 1909.

Impossible Burger Purveyors

The Impossible Burger’ demand has made it difficult to keep up with but now that OSI will assist in its co-production, Impossible Foods feels confident that it will be able to keep up with the demand and enable them to go anywhere and everywhere, according to Sheetil Shah. Other fast-food giants are placing their own version of the Impossible Burger on their menus. Recently White Castle has placed their Impossible Slider on its Menu. Burger King will later this year have in its restaurants for its customers the Impossible Whopper. Little Ceasar worked with Impossible Foods to create an “impossible sausage” which it is serving in selected locations throuhgout the country, which is totally plant-based.

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