It’s not often that we really stop and think about where our favorite foods come from, where the ingredients have been purchased from or how it was processed. Understanding where our communities food originates is very important in keeping those companies accountable, luckily the company who is in charge of providing most of our food is one of the most revered and respected distributors in the world.
OSI Group has been providing many food products to our favorite restaurants for decades and for good reason, they have always gone above and beyond to provide not only their clients but the public with the best quality products available. Although the company is headquartered in Auror, Illinois the reach of their business reaches on a global scale with over 20,000 employees and 65 plants scattered across 17 countries. This global expansion has allowed OSI Group to create a plethora of jobs within foreign communities that have aided in the stability of those locations. With CEO Sheldon Lavin and President and COO David McDonalds at the forefront of this expansion, the reputation of the food industry abroad has increased immensely in the past three decades.
Contrary to popular belief, OSI Group is not putting other business out of business in Europe, in fact, the current business model today calls for the acquisition of other companies in order to keep jobs, increase productivity and revenue along with it. For example, in August of 2016, OSI Group acquired a stake in Baho Food, a provider for over 18 countries in Europe. Under the leadership of Sheldon Lavine and David McDonald, the plant is being readied to add on jobs and increase production in order to increase yearly sales.
The overall goal for OSI does not solely focus on international expansion, but also domestically. In another recent acquisition, OSI purchased a soon to close Tyson Foods plant in Illinois not only expanding their local presence but saving thousands of jobs in the process.