Did you know that many of today’s top retailors receive their food services from professional food suppliers? Unlike a small percentage of private retailors, the majority of the field use some form of food supplier to fill their shelves with food. Did you know that two separate retailors can receive food from the same food supplier? That’s right! Just by manipulating the ingredients, you can change the food’s taste. Have you ever heard of OSI Group? This company has been in business for over a century, and it has grown into a worldwide juggernaut. OSI Group was founded by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowki in 1909. At the time, the business was a small meat market in Oak Park, Illinois. Otto & Sons was family-owned and operated, and it produced some of the freshest beef in the Midwest.
As of today, Otto & Sons is known as OSI Group. The company is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. It is one of the largest private companies in the Unites States as it specializes in custom-food solutions. The solutions fall under every area of the basic food groups. Foods such as beef patties, onions, cucumbers, turkey products, tofu, meatballs, chicken fried steak, chicken wings, cookies, desserts, tomatoes, cheese, chili, soups and others are being produced at a rapid-rate. This rapid-rate is achieved because the company has over 65 state-of-the-art facilities. These facilities are located all around the world in 17 different countries. The statistical numbers are rather staggering when you view them on paper and this only scratches the surface. Acquisitions play a huge role in the success of a food supplier and OSI Group is no exception. The company has acquired some of the biggest food brands within the last two years. In 2016, Tyson Foods’ plant in Chicago was acquired for a whopping $7.4 million. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago
OSI Group is on another level, especially when it’s being compared to the competitors. This company has come a long way throughout the past century and there seems to be no slowing down. OSI Group is the industry leader, and it’s the standard by which all others are measured.OSI Group acquires Baho Food