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Omaha Steaks, founded in 1917 as Table Supply Meat Company, has a tradition of excellence and reputation for the finest quality gourmet products. Five privately held corporations operate under the ownership of fourth and fifth generations of the Simon family. Omaha Steaks, Inc. includes Catalog and Direct Mail; OS SalesCo, Inc. includes Business-to-Business Gifts and Incentives, Special Markets, Retail Stores and FoodService; OmahaSteaks.com, Inc. provides online business; and Omaha Steaks International, Inc. and Omaha Creative Group, Inc. support business activities for each affiliated corporation. The affiliated companies had combined annual sales exceeding $480 million for the 2018 fiscal year.

The combined companies employ 2,000 people. To meet the high demand of holiday purchasing during the fourth quarter, more than 4,000 temporary employees are hired to assist with the high volume of sales.

The Omaha Steaks companies are premium purveyors and marketers of steaks and other frozen gourmet foods. The companies offer the finest USDA-approved, grain-fed, all-American beef that is naturally aged to unlock full flavor and tenderness. Other items include seafood, pork, poultry, slow cooker and skillet meals, side dishes, appetizers and desserts, along with perfectly proportioned ready-to-serve and easy-to-prepare gourmet foods.

The tradition of excellence, built on the commitment to these superior products and the personalized service provided to customers, continues to be the hallmark of the companies. All Omaha Steaks products are supported by Our Unconditional Guarantee - customers must be thrilled with every purchase they make.

OUR COMPANY MISSION - We deliver exceptional experiences that bring people together … guaranteed.

Contact: Kelsey Bugjo, Public Relations and Corporate Communications Director
(402) 597-8220 or KelseyB@omahasteaks.com

 

OMAHA STEAKS, INC.

Direct Mail
Omaha Steaks presently serves more than 3 million active customers. The mail order business began in 1952 at the request of beef lovers who wanted to send Omaha Steaks as gifts to family, friends and business associates across the country. Through mail order and catalog campaigns, Omaha Steaks has grown to become the nation's largest direct response marketer of steaks and other frozen gourmet foods.

 

Shipping
Omaha Steaks are flash-frozen to capture freshness and flavor at their peak. Consumer products are shipped with dry ice in a reusable, insulated cooler that will withstand varying weather conditions.

 

Delivery Options
Omaha Steaks standard delivery is within 7 business days or less. Express (2-3 business day) and overnight delivery also are available.

 

OMAHASTEAKS.COM, INC.

In 1990, Omaha Steaks became one of the first companies to join the technological wave of electronic marketing, when customers who were connected to CompuServe could order food products via computer. In 1995, a Web site (http://www.omahasteaks.com) was developed as well as a dedicated site on America Online (key word: “steaks”). In 1998, OmahaSteaks.com became part of the Microsoft Network. Consumers can browse through gourmet frozen food selections and make purchases on a secured system. Email features afford consumers quick responses to customer service questions, recipes or company information.

OS SALESCO, INC.

 

Business/Business Gifts/B2B Special Markets
For more than 30 years, Omaha Steaks B2B representatives have been designing effective corporate programs, with budgets of all sizes, to motivate employees, reward customers and boost sales. The B2B Division is efficient on prompt fulfillment and offers the highest quality products at volume pricing. With various direct shipment and certificate programs, we also can customize a program to meet our customers’ needs. Our satisfied client base is vast including: Financial Services, Casinos, Heavy Industry, Automotive, Retailers and more.

 

Retail
The first retail store opened in 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska. Today, Omaha Steaks products can be found in nearly 70 stores located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

 

FoodService
The FoodService Division ensures the finest products and guarantees customer satisfaction to hotels, restaurants and institutional accounts throughout North America, the Caribbean and Pacific Rim countries. Personalized service and customized products, such as the popular Omaha Steaks Angus Beef, exceed the North American Meat Processors Association (NAMP) product specifications for trim and craftsmanship. Omaha Steaks has the ability to process products to all customer specifications. Products can be shipped fresh or frozen.

AFFILIATIONS

  • North American Meat Institute
  • Incentive Manufacturer’s Representative Alliance Association
  • Incentive Marketing Association
  • Incentive Gift Card Council
  • Advertising Specialty Institute
  • Promotional Products Association International
  • U. S. Meat Export Federation
  • National Retail Federation
  • Direct Marketing Association

 

NOTABLE AWARDS

In 2013, Omaha Steaks was named Purveyor of the Year by the Omaha Restaurant Association, an award that recognizes restaurant suppliers for the highest standards of quality and service.

Also, in 2013, Omaha Steaks received a STELLAService’s ELITE rating for customer service excellence for the third consecutive year and Omaha Steaks President Bruce Simon was named a finalist in the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award competition in the Family Business category.

In 2009, The Nebraska State Chamber of Commerce inducted Alan Simon, Fred Simon and the late Stephen Simon (4th generation brothers and owners) into the Nebraska Business Hall of Fame for accomplishments that are historically significant to the development of Nebraska. The Simon brothers also were inducted into The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Omaha Business Hall of Fame in April, 2006. They were preceded by their father, Lester Simon (3rd generation owner), who was post-humously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 2005, Omaha Steaks 96th Street plant was named a Star Sites in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program. Since then, all of the Omaha Steaks’ plant facilities (Snyder, F Street) have earned and continued to maintain the Star Site status in OSHA’s VPP program for worker safety and health that far exceeds basic OSHA compliance standards.

In September 2004, Omaha Steaks received a National Family Business of the Year Award in the Large Business Category from MassMutual Financial Group. The award recognized the company, one of 12 million family businesses in America, for success in combining the best of family and business life.

Omaha Steaks’ Executive Vice President Fred Simon was inducted into the Direct Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame in October 2003. The induction is the highest professional honor in direct and interactive marketing, honoring career contributions to the practice, growth and stature of the direct and interactive marketing discipline.

Omaha Steaks received the Better Business Bureau’s Business Integrity Award in 2000. The award recognizes businesses that have consistently set exceptionally high standards of behavior in the marketplace. In 2000, The Nebraska Food Industry Association recognized the Simon Family of Omaha Steaks for a Lifetime of Outstanding Leadership to Nebraska’s Food Industry. Delta Airlines’ Omaha Steaks Program won the 1999 Silver Mercury Award for Innovation in Food from the International Flight Catering Association.

In 1997, Omaha Steaks was the recipient of the Catalog of the Year Award from Catalog Age.

COOKBOOKS

Five cookbooks associated with Omaha Steaks have been published:

  • The Steaklover’s Companion (1997), author Fred Simon with John Harrisson and Mark Kiffin
  • Beef for All Seasons (1998), co-authors Fred Simon and John Harrisson
  • Let’s Grill (2000), author John Harrisson with Fred Simon
  • Meat (2001), author John Harrisson with Fred Simon
  • Great American Grilling (2008), Time Inc. Home Entertainment

COMMUNITY PARTNERS


Omaha Steaks supports numerous non-profit arts, education, civic and military organizations nationally and within the Omaha community including Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony, Omaha Performing Arts Society, Joslyn Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Direct Marketing Educational Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The Company also has implemented a number of family-friendly programs to assist employees including paid paternity leave, adult and childcare referral services and a back-up care program. A company-matched flexible spending account also is available for dependent care expenses.

 

 

OMAHA STEAKS
11030 “O” Street
Omaha, NE 68137
General Information: 402.597.3000
Fax: 800.428.1593
Customer Service: 800.228.9872
Web site address: www.OmahaSteaks.com

 

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