October 9 2017

OSI Group – Meat Producing Company Takes The Globe

OSI Group is a company that specializes in meat products for many different companies in the retail and food service industries. They are headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, and produce meat products such as patties, bacon, pizza, fish, poultry, hot dogs and vegetable products. OSI Group has been producing quality products for many years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

The OSI Group continues to expand rapidly and has recently entered into the billion-dollar manufacturing industry with the purchase of other food companies that are in relation to their own goals and business structures. With the rapid growth and expansion, they have introduced seven new facilities across the world. David McDonald is the president of OSI group and works to continue to grow the company in more ways than one by creating a positive customer base and work with suppliers to achieve an increase in sales. OSI Group works with many consumers that request certain products or items. OSI Group works to get them what they want and offer different products such as natural and organic food options. They are continuously working to offer more food choices as well as a wide variety of choices to supply many companies and food entities.

In light of recent news, OSI paid $7.4 million for an old Tyson food plant in Chicago, which boasts a 200,000 square foot facility that will be the base for business growth. Currently, OSI is considered a privately owned company that is ranked as one of the world’s largest companies. OSI Group has expanded to Europe and China which means that they are fully capable of running a large scale business that operates a large management team.

The CEO, Sheldon Lavin, is responsible for running all of the operations for OSI Group. It can be a hefty responsibility, however, Lavin ensures that the business runs smooth and seamless. Lavin graduated with his degree in finance and accounting, which spiked his interest in the financial business world. He became a financial consultant that took a keen interest in the way the culture of business was established. He became involved in Otto and his sons business that he now owns and never looked back. His skills and expertise in the business prove him to be a very successful financial businessman who will continue to thrive and push the business to an all new level of advancement, growth, and innovations.

For details: www.thecaterer.com/articles/493412/osi-group-acquires-flagship-europe

September 30 2017

Beefing Up: The OSI Group is Buying Domestic and International

For over a century, the OSI Group has been providing meats to customers. Since their humble beginnings in 1909 as a tiny butcher shop and meat market in Chicago, the OSI Group has been about one thing: meat. Started by Otto Kolshkowsky,the group has since grown into a global powerhouse in the meat industry. With 65 locations in 17 countries across the globe, chances are if you have gone out to eat or have gone grocery shopping, you may have purchased and/or eaten a product from the OSI Group.

Their most recent acquisition overseas in Europe with the acquisition of two companies showed the company’s willingness to expand into Europe and broaden the company’s portfolio. Baho Foods and their subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Germany along with Flagship Europe in the United Kingdom were purchased in August and December of 2016 respectively. Baho Foods now gives OSI Group a reach into 18 different European countries along with a company with over 60 years of experience selling products. With Flagship Europe, OSI Group now has a broader presence in Europe, according to president and COO of OSI Group David McDonald. He continued by saying, “The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.”

Elsewhere domestically, the group continues to buy up food processing plants that were near closure. In Chicago, the company purchased a Tyson Foods plant that was close to closure and a loss of 500 jobs in the South Side of the city. With an offer of over $7 million, OSI was able to keep the plant open and also expand their product options at the same time.

From 1955, when they were chosen as the supplier of hamburgers to a start-up restaurant named McDonald’s to now with so many ventures and plants inside and outside the United States, the OSI Group has shown what the American Dream can become. With a worth of close to $3 billion, the group ranks as one of the wealthiest, privately-owned companies in the United States. From those humble beginnings, the OSI Group has really grown their name.

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