The retired chairman of Oscar Mayer Foods died early this week.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Retired food processing company chairman Oscar Mayer has died. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the 95 year-old passed away Monday at a Hospice in Wisconsin.
As noted by the AP, Mayer’s wife Geraldine, attributed the death to old age. Mayer’s family founded Oscar Mayer Foods, with he retiring as board chairman in 1977, following the company’s earnings reaching the $1 billion mark.
As further noted in the report, Oscar Mayer Foods was subsequently sold to General Foods before becoming a unit of Kraft. The company is a well-known producer of meats such as hot dogs and bologna, and other products, and has become recognized for a decades old advertising jingle about their hot dog products. Oscar Mayer Foods was reportedly at one time Madison, Wisconsin’s largest private employer.
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