Organically Grown Company (Oregon)

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Organically Grown Company
Type private
Industry Organic food distributor
Founded 1978
Headquarters Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Employees 200 (2013)

The Organically Grown Company (OGC) is a wholesale distributor of organic produce located in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

History[edit]

Started as the Organically Grown Cooperative in 1978,[1] it started as a non-profit corporation run by hippies in Eugene, Oregon.[2] It started out as a cooperative wholesaler of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs in the Pacific Northwest. In 1983, the company started distributions from Eugene, which grew to another warehouse in 1993 in Portland, Oregon.[2] After an expansion with another warehouse in Kent, Washington, Organically Grown Company opened a 120,000-square-foot (11,000 m2) warehouse in Gresham, Oregon, in 2012.[2] As of February 2013, the 200-person company had annual revenues in excess of $100 million.[2]

Operations[edit]

They provide service to over 200 natural and fine foods retailers, supermarket chains, restaurants, juicing companies, food processors and other wholesalers.[2] Retailers include Safeway, Fred Meyer, and Albertsons, among others.[2] The business was created by farmers as a support cooperative, and continues to work closely with the northwest’s growers to supply local communities with produce. OGC's Ladybug brand represents the efforts of 42 local farms[2] that supply over 120 different fruits and vegetables in season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Organically Grown Company". Business Registry Business Name Search. Oregon Secretary of State. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Mortenson, Eric (February 9, 2013). "At Organically Grown Co., rapid growth of the organic food movement challenges core beliefs". The Oregonian. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 

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