OSI Industries has been increasing their presence in the foodservice industry in recent years. The company that started off as Otto & Sons butcher shop in Chicago is now an aggressive player in their industry. With assets ranging over $6.1 billion, the company is integrated heavily into the inner workings of the food service industry. Competition seems to be something that OSI Industries prizes themselves on. Priding themselves on their ability to adapt to demand (a trait which has been proven consistently by their history) OSI Industries seems prepared to rush forward into the future of foodservice, an industry that is having consistent growth.
Otto & Sons first branched their roots out into the core of America and abroad after a handshake deal with Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald’s. Otto & Sons became the sole supplying of McDonald’s meat products and the company had to expand as McDonald’s expanded. What started off as one location for McDonald’s quickly, as we all know, became thousands and thousands. Otto & Sons rebranded into OSI Industries and walked with McDonald’s hand-in-hand into the future.
OSI used this opportunity to expand. And expand they did. OSI now has over 60 factories residing in 17 countries. With a reach that spans the globe, OSI doesn’t seem to be slowing their growth down. Recently, OSI has been doing some remarkable things. OSI purchased Baho Foods and Creative Foods int he same year. These two acquisitions are both insanely good choices for the company. Let’s take a quick look at both.
Baho Foods is a Dutch convenience store suppliers. They supply deli meats, snacks, and other products and operate primarily out of the Netherlands and Germany. This acquisition gives OSI more products to offer its consumers, allows it to break into the convenience game, and gives them factories in Germany and the Netherlands, as well as connections in both countries.
The other acquisition Flagship Europe was just as incredible. Flagship Europe — now Creative Foods — is a major producer of pies, frozen poultry, and fillings in the United Kingdom. Access to these products, again, increases the portfolio of OSI Industries, as well as gives them landmark gains in the United Kingdom (a major consumer of meat products.)
Overall, OSI has been seeing incredible gains. They are a company who is capable of keeping up with the times and shifting dynamically to any changes that come their way. When the world asks for growth, OSI grows. When the world asks for variety, OSI gets variety. I’m sure Otto Kolschowsky would be proud.
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