When it comes to your typical rags-to-riches type of story, OSI Group personifies this notion to the fullest. If you’re aware of what’s going on in the foodservice industry, then you’ve probably heard about this company. OSI Group is setting new standards in professional foodservices because it has great leadership, has an extensive supply chain and has an abundance of advanced factories. OSI is composed of test kitchens, pilot plants and culinary-innovation centers. Thanks to adding a high-capacity production at its Spain-based plant, the company has been able to double its production in processing chicken. The company has also done quite a bit of acquiring stake in other businesses. Since 2016, OSI has acquired three of the biggest brands in this industry, including Tyson Foods, BAHO Food and Flagship Europe.
This high-growth phase for OSI Group is no fluke. Everything has been implemented to perfection thanks to the company’s leaders. David McDonald and Sheldon Lavin has been committed to take OSI to a place that it has never been before. McDonald is the company’s president and Lavin is the company’s chief executive officer. Expansions and joint ventures are the name of the game, especially when it comes to being a food provider. In most cases, a food provider will need to incorporate new strategies as well as incorporate business acquisitions. With sales of over $6 billion in 2016, this company was ranked at the 58th position for America’s biggest private companies. This ranking actually came from the affluent Forbes listing.
The production of food products is also very high in deed. OSI Group offers an astounding list of products such as cheese, fresh dough products, turkey products, soups, chili, Tofu, meatballs, hotdogs, beef patties, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, cookies, fritters, panini and other foods. The list can literally go on and on for days. All in all, OSI Group has definitely raised the bar higher than it has ever been and that speaks volumes.