American Foods Group is a bona fide Green Bay packer. With facilities in that Wisconsin city and cities in four other Midwestern states, the company slaughters cattle to process four-plus million pounds of beef a day. Its lineup comprises an assortment of ground beef and specialty cuts, such as bone-in tenderloin, boneless beef roast, and consumer-ready variety meats, as well as specialty brands, including Halal Meats and America's Heartland Organic Ground Beef. The group supplies beef to the US retail grocery and foodservice markets, federal school lunch programs, and American soldiers worldwide. It also exports to markets in some 38 countries. American Foods is owned by holding company Rosen's Diversified.
As part of Rosen's Diversified, American Foods anticipates that the best way to competitively operate is to take advantage of the related (vertical) competencies of sister subsidiaries. Rosen's owns and runs America's Service Line, a 48-state carrier with 175 trucks, 280 refrigerated trailers, and 175 tractors delivery fleet. The shipper gives American Foods control over deliveries, in addition to serving other companies. Rosen's holdings also engage in pet food production, fetal bovine serum supply, and agricultural chemical distribution.
American Foods itself comprises five butcher (referred to as harvesting) and processing plants, two ground beef plants, and three case-ready processing plants. Some of its meat-processing plants are leased to AER Services, a rabbinical butcher that provides ConAgra with its Hebrew National meat. American Foods sells cattle to AER for ritual slaughter, too.
Geographically, American Foods has reportedly exported 38 countries, including Russia. Wisconsin shipped some $12 in beef products to the country in 2011.
With some $2 billion in sales, American Foods Group fell from #14 in 2010 to #15 in 2011 by sales on the "Top 100" list, published by The National Provisioner magazine (The Bible of the US meat industry). The list reflects in part the competitive industry fueled by increasing consolidation of formerly family-owned companies.
Keeping pace, in 2011 American Foods acquired Double D Foods Of Oklahoma City. The deal is intended to further American Foods' offerings targeting demand in the cooked food and ready-to-eat markets.
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