OSI Group is probably the best food producer you never heard of. Many times that you’ve bitten into something delicious at a restaurant, or even food bought from the grocery store, you unwittingly consumed something made or distributed by OSI Group. That’s because OSI is one of the largest private companies in the world, doing $6.1 billion a year and employing 20,000 people. They have operations in over 18 countries including four continents.
Now, OSI is looking to apply the same strategy of growth they did in Asia to a new area: Europe. OSI recently bought Boho Foods, a Dutch company that services 17 countries in Europe. They also bought Flagship Europe, which should be a promising opportunity to grow their base and offer quality products to consumers. This combination should ensure that they can grow in Europe and achieve a situation that is beneficial to the local markets as well as the company.
It isn’t just internationally that the company continues to grow, however. They have also saved hundreds of local jobs recently by buying a factory in Chicago that Tyson was going to let die. And that’s the theme of OSI: always growing and giving back to the community. Thanks to the impressive leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald, OSI Group enjoys delighted fans wherever they open their doors.
The executives say that’s because they ask the local communities what they want. Even though the holding company serves large names like Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, and McDonald’s, each area has different customers who have different demands. Some may want something cheaper and faster, while other want organic quality. The key is to strike the balance and conduct research to guide what they do. Whatever OSI produces, they pay close attention to the sourcing and pricing of it.
Of course, the number one priority for them is to ensure the highest safety standards, which they have won multiple awards for in their factories. That’s because they use new technology in their 67 facilities like x-rays to prevent foreign objects from ending up in the final food product that they package. That is a good fact to know in a world where it is hard to know where your food is coming from.
And OSI isn’t all about business. They care deeply about giving back. That’s why they teamed with Ronald McDonald House and Feed America. It’s refreshing when a company truly cares about the community.
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