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April 19, 2017

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Otis McAllister, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Harold “Gene” Russell to the position of Vice President of Retail Sales. Gene will lead the sales development and marketing for the conventional, natural and Hispanic channels of the retail rice division. His extensive background in consumer goods, sales and marketing, combined with his experience in sales management, strategy and market development will be key to the Otis retail rice division. All of Otis McAllister’s sales team and marketing team will report to Gene.

“We are very excited about the sales leadership that Gene is bringing to Otis McAllister. We are looking forward to working together to build our brands under his direction,” said John Koppel, Senior Vice President and Partner.

Gene comes to Otis McAllister with many years of food and beverage sales management. His career spans companies such as Pepsi, Frito Lay and Snyder’s. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales at Deoleo, USA.

“Gene’s experience in food sales management is outstanding and brings to the table a depth of experience that will take our retail division to the next level,” said Jim Hostetler, Vice President of Foodservice Sales.

Otis McAllister, Inc. is a 125-year-old global food business, with operations in club, retail, foodservice, private label and industrial sectors. Their rice and grain and canned seafood divisions’ brands lead their industries in experience and quality.

February 1, 2017

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Otis McAllister, Inc., an Oakland, California based company founded in 1892, and a well-known leader in the worldwide distribution of quality food products, is launching a new website for foodservice customers.

“We are pleased and excited to offer this service to our foodservice customers and through this site Otis McAllister will be able to give our clients the culinary and product information they are seeking” says Jim Hostetler, VP Foodservice at Otis McAllister.

Otis McAllister foodservice specializes in high quality imported rice and grains from around the globe and has an extensive warehouse program in the United States to service their US customers. Products include Thai Hom Mali Jasmine, Indian Basmati; Italian Arborio, and Ancient Grains such as Peruvian quinoa, Italian Farro and Black Chinese rice.

To access the new website, go to: http://www.otismcallisterfoodservice.com

January 4, 2017

Otis and VIDA USA work to deliver surplus medical equipment, supplies and medicine to impoverished areas in Latin America. Click here for the full story found on ABC 7 News.

December 11, 2016

Ghana’s opposition wins the presidential election. Click here for the full story found on The Economist.

December 6, 2016

VIDA USA celebrates 25 years of changing lives in Latin America. Click here for the full video story.

March 31, 2016

Lindt aims to capitalise on “substantial” progress made in the Americas. Click here for The Moodie Report.

March 12, 2015

How photojournalists in Guatemala rescued children from the garbage dumps. Click here for the complete article by Pamela Constable, The Washington Post.

January 1, 2014

American Caribbean Gateway (ACG), the travel retail division of Otis McAllister, Inc., has been chosen to represent Lindt & Sprüngli in the travel retail channel, in North America and the Caribbean. Click here for the complete announcement.

January 1, 2013

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Users Celebrate Giants World Series Victory, by James Everett Kochheiser, CIO, Otis McAllister, Inc., Winter 2013, NAVUG.com online.

December 1, 2012

Press Release: Otis McAllister, Inc. incorporates in Chile, S.A. Otis McAllister, Inc. is pleased to announce that December 1, 2012 marks the official incorporation of Otis McAllister Chile, SA. Click here to read more.

September 25, 2012
In response to recent concerns raised in the media about arsenic-tainted rice and rice products, we offer the following articles from authorities that we believe accurately portrays the current issue to help our customers and consumers better understand the information being presented: The Medic: I have never seen any of my patients become ill due to arsenic in food by Elaine Watson of www.foodnavigator-usa.com, September 25, 2012; FDA releases preliminary data on arsenic levels in rice and rice products, www.fda.gov, September 19, 2012; and USA Rice Federation Statement on Arsenic in Rice, www.USARice.com, December 6, 2011.

July 17, 2012
Winery Exchange Partners with Otis McAllister to Offer Beverage Alcohol Products to Asia - YahooFinance.com (The Winery Exchange, Novato, Calif., PRNewswire-Asia).

May 19, 2011
China market is food for thought -
ShanghaiDaily.com, by Jin Jing.

February 28, 2011
Click here for two excellent articles from CNBC.com and The Associated Press on food and energy inflation. Otis McAllister is seeing this in higher raw material costs; whether it be for sugar, tinplate, ingredients, and in higher transportation costs as our products move around the globe. The poor of the world, that pay on average fifty percent of their income for food are feeling this a lot more than the average American.

June 28, 2010
Fostering China's Taste for Nuts -
The New York Times, by William Neuman.

June 15, 2010
Bottom Line - Business Reports -
San Francisco Chronicle, by Andrew S. Ross.

February 1, 2010
Local Resident Accepts Presidential Award for Export Company - www.orindaassociation.org

November 17, 2009
Otis McAllister Wins President's E Award for Exports -
www.highbeam.com

November 12, 2009
Otis McAllister Wins President's E Award for Exports -
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal

May 12, 2009
Vote Nears on US-Panama FTA, CalChamber, Susanne Stirling

September 12 , 2008
Ambassador Susan Schwab's (United States Trade Representative), visit to Otis McAllister, Inc. on foreign trade, September 12, 2008, Fox News (Happy Hour - Business News Network).
Click here for a group photo of the Ambassador with the San Francisco office staff.

August 12 , 2008
Profiles in Trade: Global Food Company Provides Expertise to Help Businesses Reach Overseas Markets, CalChamber, Susanne Stirling

Streaming Media

September 15, 2008
Narsai David promotes the quality of Village Harvest Rice, radio broadcast, KCBS

Press Releases

March 31, 2012
Otis McAllister acquires American Caribbean Gateway Press Release

December 30, 2009
Military Sales Organization Change in Management Press Release

November 5, 2009
Otis McAllister wins the President's "E" Award for Export Excellence
- www.prnewswire.com

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