OSI Group: One of the Nations Top Food and Beverage Companies

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.

Chicago Roots

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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