How OSI Group has remained at the top of the game for over century

Without a doubt, the American food industry is vastly expanding with time. However, for some entrepreneurs, this industry is not large enough to accommodate every business unit. For such companies, the extensive world is an oyster. Therefore, seeking international growth and expansion by delving into global supply seems like the best option. Other advantages appended to global expansion include sales increase and the reduction of over dependence on the various markets used to supply local products. When speaking of global expansion and its impact, one company that has managed to remain relevant in its quest of spreading its services across international markets is OSI Food Solutions.

The Journey

OSI Food Solutions has over the past years gained a strong presence in the American food manufacturing industry. Initially, the company went by the brand name of Otto & Sons. Under the leadership of Mr. Otto, the company supplied meat based food into the major retail stores in Chicago. Later in the years, the company landed the opportunity to supply McDonald’s with meat alongside other snacks. With that project, Otto and Sons became a relatively larger company that could now serve the needs of major food companies within Chicago. As such, there was the need to employ a finance manager who would oversee the proper allocation of resources in order to deal with the rising demand from consumers. Luckily for the company, Chicago had an expert finance manager by the name Sheldon Lavin. Therefore, the management hired him to handle their business. As it turned out, Lavin was good at account management. For starters, he evaluated the demands of clients and measured the cost benefits of supplying these demands. Later, he delved into major strategies that would foster global expansion. Because of his contribution to the evolving needs of consumers, Lavin bought off a huge number of controlling shares from the company. This move made him a major shareholder when the company earned a new name as OSI Group.

Global Expansion

Since then, the company has maintained unwavering devotion to its client’s demands. Moreover, OSI Food Solutions has garnered a huge market share in China in the past ten years. Over and above, this market share has contributed to the growth of the country’s economy. Even so, the story does not end there for OSI Food Solutions as in the last three years, it dedicated vast resources to major expansion projects like the acquisition of Baho Food. The Dutch-situated manufacturer of meat-based foods expanded OSI Group’s manufacturing capacity.

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