OSI Group and Its Strategies in Becoming the Leader in Food Processing Industry

OSI Group, an Illinois-based food and meat processing firm, has expanded its business across the world and created a quality-oriented customer base for it with some innovative strategies. Currently, the company is considered as the leader in food processing industry and has a presence in 17 countries with operations from at least 65 facilities. The achievement of OSI Group can be summarized with some timely decisions and strategies during the phase of its growth. It should be noted that the firm was just the meat supplier of McDonald’s until the mid-70s. From the 80s, the company started focusing on clients as well and expanded its distribution beyond the United States.

Post the 90s, OSI Group changed its strategy to acquisition for expanding the network and providing high-value service to the customers. Many of its recent acquisitions show that the firm is trying to retain its leadership in food processing industry with diverse product offerings. In June 2016, the company bought a Tyson Foods plant located in Chicago to ensure the infrastructure support for the envisioned business growth of the firm. In August 2016, the food processing company acquired Baho Food, a leading Dutch supplier of meat products. “The deal would give a wider presence for OSI in Europe,” said David McDonald, the Chief Operating Officer and President of OSI. Click here to know more.

In December last year, OSI Group went for another purchase and bought Flagship Food Group, a U.K.-based frozen poultry, sauces, mayonnaise, and dressings supplier. It is considered as another strategic move that expands the number of brands and line of product offerings under the group. Currently, the firm has the presence in North America, Asia-Pacific region, and Europe, and offers products include bacon, meat patties, hot dogs, fish, pork, pizza, vegetable, poultry, and dough products. The U.K. division of the firm recently received Globe of Honour Award – 2016 presented by the British Safety Council for the excellent management of various environmental risks.

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