OSI Group Benefits From Its Global Expansion


Sheldon Lavin is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of OSI Group while David G. McDonald serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer at the company. Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald serve as top leaders of OSI Group and have expedited its global expansion over the years. OSI Group is a food servicing company that primarily focuses on producing beef, pork, poultry, fish, bakery items, fruit, and cheese.

Global Expansion

OSI Group primarily focuses on sustainability by creating new methods which will help maintain a positive relationship with the people and the community. The company provides production, development, sourcing, and distribution services to their customers which gives room for the expansion of the brand. In the initial years, OSI Group solely worked for McDonald’s to supply meat products.

However, post-1980, Lavin made a shift to its McDonald’s-centric operations and expanded to new territories like Germany, Spain, Austria, Brazil, and Taiwan. In the 1990s, the company also expanded to other major markets like Mexico, Poland, and the Philippines. As a result, in 2016, OSI Group purchased a Dutch food manufacturing company known as Baho Foods. This acquisition has helped establish a stronger European presence for the business. Also within the same year, OSI Group acquired Tyson production plant based in Chicago for a 7.4 million dollars. According to Sheldon Lavin, the added production and storage facility in the plant has helped the growth plan of OSI Group in North America.

About OSI Group

OSI Group has more than a hundred years history and has expanded its services and territories post-1970s. Initially, the company was known as Otto&Sons, but it got rebranded as OSI Group in 1975 under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. In other words, the shift in management approach started when Mr.Lavin joined the company.

The company currently has over 65 locations that span over 17 different nations. In conclusion, according to the two top leaders of OSI Group, the company needs to produce enough product on a global basis. Also, the creation of new products is key to the business’s growth rate. OSI Group believes that having a global network displays their power to expand business globally and associate with global scales.

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