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OSI Group Continues to Expand its Operations

Some people do not think about the source of the food that they buy in supermarkets. Buyers do not consider how the products were made, what was used to make them, and how they were brought to the stores. Customers in a restaurant also do not question the sellers about how the ingredients used were purchased. It is vital for people to know some of the firms that specialize in food production company. One of the companies that have gained global recognition in the industry is OSI Group. The organization started as a sole proprietorship but has now become among the 60 largest private companies in the world.

Some of the factors that have led to its significant growth are high standards of the production process, a strong leadership team, and the values of key stakeholders. OSI Group was initially established as a butchery to provide quality meat products to the German immigrants who were living in the area. The pioneer of the food provider was called Otto. It later expanded and became a wholesaler of meat in Illinois. The founder of the company named it Otto and Sons. The management of OSI partnered with other market players such as McDonald’s and the General Milling Corporation to achieve the company’s growth objectives. Currently, it has more than 20,000 employees in different locations around the globe.

OSI is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for ensuring safe production mechanisms, promoting employee safety, and adopting environmentally friendly methods. The food provider currently operates in places such as California, Utah, Lowa, and Wisconsin. The management of the organization has developed good business relationships with other food providers such as Papa John’s, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut to supply meat products. OSI Group has strived to diversify its portfolios to meet the needs of their clients. Some of the products that the company offers include pork, vegetables, poultry, and bacon. One of the expansion strategies that OSI Group has adopted is the acquisition of other major food providers. It moved into Europe through several acquisitions. The firm’s management team comprises of Sheldon Lavin as the chief executive officer and David McDonald as the president.

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