The OSI Group has continued to expand its operations and satisfy the needs of the world’s population for protein. Starting with it fruitful McDonald’s relationship, OSI Industries has not only won the 2016 British Safety Council “Globe of Honour,” but is listed by Forbes as one of America’s largest private companies. The brand keeps on growing, expanding and delivering food excellence.
Providing Protein to the World
The State of Illinois has a central location in the heart of America. This has made it a great location for building the OSI Group headquarters. Aurora, Illinois can bring together the meat industry ingredients from America’s Heart Land.
What parent has not been running late and stopped in a local McDonald’s restaurant for a Happy Meal to tide their family members over? The McDonald’s hamburgers have plenty of protein to help them rebuild their body’s cells. Growing children need a great source of protein and OSI has satisfied this hunger.
58th Largest Private American Company
You have truly arrived when you make Forbes Top 100 American Largest Private Companies List as OSI Group did at #58 for 2016. Founded in 1909, the OSI Group is in the food, drink and protein industry. For 2016, it earned a healthy revenue of $6.1 billion.
Chairman & CEO Sheldon Lavin and CFO Sherry DeMeulenaere have built the company up to 20,000 employees. One of its secrets to success has been cryogenic food processing, which has used liquid nitrogen to freeze the beef. This has allowed for McDonald’s to provide fresher Big Macs to its customers. The result has been a more succulent culinary experience.
From Aurora to West Chicago, the OSI Group has expanded around the world. It has been one of the primary meat suppliers for Subway, Papa John’s Pizza and Pizza Hut. The sky is the limit. As the world population increases its wealth, people will naturally crave more protein. OSI is a winner – providing protein to the world!
Many dog foods are branded with names that don’t say much about their quality. Not so with Purina’s Beneful brand. To really understand the meaning of the word “Beneful” it’s important to look at each syllable.
First of all the word “bene” is the Latin root word for “well” or “good”. If you look at the word “benefit” you will see it has the same root word. The same is true of the words “benevolent” which means a giver of good things, “beneficial” which means something that affects someone in a good way and “benefactor”, a person who bestows good things to others. When someone is applying for a job, they no doubt look for good employee benefits. Just about any word starting with “bene” means a boon or goodness given to someone or by someone.
So when Purina was thinking of a name to brand its premier dog food, naturally the name “Beneful” fit well with the idea of optimum choice and nutrition at a price that the average household could afford. Pet owners don’t have to go to specialty shops to find Beneful, it’s right there in the supermarket and conveniently located on big box store shelves like Walmart!
Another obvious “benefit” of Beneful brand god food is the variety. There are formulas of wet and dry food for puppies to older adult dogs. Whether it’s savory wet stews or crunchy kibble, Beneful makes the right product for all dogs. Beneful also makes healthy treats in flavors canines crave. You can see the goodness in the product when you open the package
So, easily translated, Beneful simply means food that is full of goodness and promotes wellness. Happy canine customers and their adult caretakers have made Beneful their choice when restocking the dog food supply.
OSI Group may be one of the largest companies you’ve never heard of. The company operates as a supply chain and product food and beverage producer that provides products to restaurants and food service operations around the world. For a company of its proportion, OSI operates and functions with the down to earth attitude of a small business. In fact, OSI has been a vocal advocate for sustainable food practices and operates under its own set of social, ethical, and environmental responsibilities.
The company opened its doors in 1909 as a small meat market in the city of Chicago. Now a global enterprise, OSI has demonstrated over a century of uncompromising dedication to its customers. OSI employees work with customers to establish their unique needs and then go to work. From sourcing top ingredients to around the world, to developing delicious products, and delivering them flawlessly, OSI is one of the most innovative food service companies in the world.
A Plan For the Future
Part of what makes OSI so successful is their ability to provide customers with a diverse product line. Not only do they produce everything from breakfasts, sandwiches, and dinners, to desserts and snacks, but they do so with great variety. If a client is looking for something that is fully cooked, they’ve got it. Same thing goes for the customer who wants their product completely raw. Moreover, OSI operates on a global level and comes prepared to answer questions of international law and varying food regulations.
The company currently operates in 16 countries and has over 60 different individual operations. The global headquarters is still located in Chicago, where the company started many years ago. Recently, the company merged with Baho Foods, a Dutch foodservice company. Previously, Baho specialized in snacks, convenience foods, and deli products. There is no telling exactly what the acquisition means for OSI, but it will likely result in them expanding their European market.
The food industry is always evolving. By offering more diverse product choices, OSI can meet their customers’ newest needs. OSI sells mostly private label meat and other premanufactured foods. Most of these products make their way into fast food chains or convenience shops. What many people don’t realize is that the signature tastes of their favorite restaurants are often developed and manufactured by OSI.
However, OSI’s achievements have not gone unrecognized. In fact, Forbes magazine recently recognized OSI Foods as the 58th largest privately owned company in the county. With over 6.1 billion dollars in annual sales and over 22,000 employees, OSI is feeding millions. Also on the list of the 100 largest food and beverage companies in the U.S., OSI operates with outstanding results. Thanks to its incredible service and manufacturing abilities, it doesn’t look like OSI will be going anywhere soon. So, the next time you are in your favorite convenience store or fast food restaurant, ask yourself if that pizza or hotdog was made by OSI.
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