It can be hard to know what kind of food quality you’re getting these days. However, if you’ve eaten out or shopped at a grocery ever then you’ve probably been delighted by certain foods. You might not know where these foods came from. However, there is a good chance that they came from one of the top food production companies in the world: OSI Group.
OSI has been around for over 100 years, being founded in 1909 in Aurora, Illinois. It has prided itself on bringing innovative solutions and production to provide food services to a variety of companies and consumers. Thanks to the leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald, OSI Group is able to keep their promises to their communities, customers, and employees at the same time.
OSI makes meat, poultry, pastry, and vegetable products for grocery stores and some of the largest franchises in the world like Starbucks, Subway, and Pizza Hut. With 20,000 employees and $6.1 billion of annual revenue, they don’t show any signs of slowing down. Of course, for OSI it isn’t just the bottom line that is important to them. They also actively reach out to charitable organizations like Ronald McDonald House and Feed America. The company has won numerous awards for their health and safety measures.
President David McDonald believes the company’s key to success is in delivering more value than their competitors. For one, they use top notch technology to protect the safety and quality of the food. Many locations actually use metal detectors to make sure foreign objects don’t find themselves into the products.
Another key factor is their marketing. They have operations all around the globe in 17 different countries, and every market is different. That is why they invest heavily in research to find out what local consumers want. Some may wish to eat organic produce, while others prefer something that costs less. It’s about balance.
In fact, the company recently saved 500 local jobs in Chicago, Illinois by buying a former Tyson factory. Of course, OSI isn’t limited to growth in the U.S. With operations on four continents, they still want to delight consumers everywhere they can. That’s why they bought Baho Foods out of the Netherlands, which also has operations in Germany. They also picked up Flagship Europe to expand their footprint on that continent. Next up is Spain as OSI continues to innovate and grow.
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