Request Foods

Bil Mar Origins

I consulted (for Greenwich Research) many years ago at Bil Mar Foods in Holland, MI. Bil Mar at that time was a turkey processor. As I recall, the offices were pretty spartan. Bil Mar was not a Fortune 100 comapny….this particular project was directed at mid-size companies and their bank relationships.

Bil Mar was eventually bought by Sara Lee in 1988….the prepared entre  division of Bil Mar was bought by a group led by Jack DeWitt son of Bil Mars founder and renamed Request Foods.

A recent story spoke about Request Foods recent expansion. Request Foods makes private label skillet meals for many retailers.

http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/09/request_foods_adding_250_jobs.html

Here is a company that is off the radar screen….except in West Michigan. Knowing the business environment in that area….it is easy to understand why they have been successful.

The common theme: Great businesses that understand their market….are innovative….and have excellent products do very well.

http://www.requestfoods.com/index.html

Note: Post 501

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s