History of Osem

Osem is a renowned Israeli food manufacturer with a rich history dating back to 1942. Founded in Haifa by the Schocken family, Osem began as a small bakery producing crackers and biscuits. The name 'Osem' itself means 'durable' or 'wholesome' in Hebrew, reflecting the company's commitment to providing high-quality, long-lasting food products. In its early years, Osem played a significant role in providing sustenance to Israel's population during times of scarcity, particularly during World War II and the subsequent years of austerity.

Over the decades, Osem expanded its product range and became a leading brand in the Israeli food industry. It introduced a variety of popular products, including soups, snacks, breakfast cereals, and pasta. In the 1980s, Osem merged with Nestlé, a multinational food and beverage company, forming Nestlé Osem. This partnership brought further growth and innovation to Osem, allowing it to leverage Nestlé's global resources while maintaining its strong Israeli identity and commitment to quality. Osem's products have become staples in Israeli households and are also exported to markets worldwide, making it a symbol of Israeli culinary excellence and innovation. Today, Osem continues to thrive as a subsidiary of Nestlé, producing a wide range of beloved food products enjoyed by millions around the globe.