OSI Group is an American company that is a global leader in the food industry. Their knack for offering high quality food products and custom solutions for food providers has helped them stand the test of time. With a history that stretches out over 100 years, it is no wonder that many other food providers are trying to emulate their model of sustainability and care for their customers and the communities that they serve. With over 65 locations and partnerships worldwide, they plan to continue growing by adopting more and more strategic marketing methods that can reach new potential customers.
A Bit Of OSI’s History
OSI Group was founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky and began as a small meat market and butcher shop named Otto & Sons located in Chicago. In 1955 it was picked out by McDonald’s to be its first hamburger supplier, and in 1973 the company created a dedicated plant to package burgers for McDonald’s. Their current CEO, Sheldon Lavin, joined the company as a partner during the 1970’s, and helped to grow the company with the the two sons of Otto Kolschowsky. The company, Otto & Sons, officially changed their name to OSI Group in 1975, and continued throughout the 1980’s to expand their business by opening up to a worldwide market. As the 2000’s came, OSI Group began acquiring more and more businesses and adding these businesses’ offerings to their already large portfolio of products. Today, they are the leader in many different food markets, and everyone knows that their brand stands for quality, excellence, sustainability, green living, and support of communities.
OSI’s Poultry Expansion
Part of OSI Group’s expansion into the 21st century included their focus on growing their poultry offerings. As part of this new effort, OSI recently acquired a former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago. The 200,000 square foot facility will help to not only serve their larger customer base but also their Chicago customers much better. As OSI is always there to help the communities they work in, the company offered a large portion of the workers of the Tyson plant with new jobs as the transition happened.
Look for OSI Group to continue its growth going into the future.
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