OSI Food Groups is an award-winning major global supplier of foods for retail businesses and food-related establishments. As a company with over $6.1 billion in revenue, OSI Food Groups is dominating the food manufacturing and distribution industry. The company operates in over 17 countries around the world and is considered as one of America’s Top 100 Food Companies by Forbes.
History of OSI
OSI Food Groups started out as Otto & Sons in 1909. Founded by Otto Kolschowsky as a small, family run meat market in Chicago, the business quickly began to expand. They became the primary supplier for many local businesses and their business was thriving. In 1955, Otto & Sons became the first supplier of beef to McDonald’s and as McDonald’s grew, so did Otto & Sons. Eventually the demand for McDonald’s became so large, Otto & Sons separated the business. They formed a separate entity called Glenmark which handled all of the non-McDonald’s business, and Otto & Sons continued to supply McDonald’s exclusively. Glenmark was eventually acquired by Chicago Best Meats. In 1975, Otto and Sons became OSI Food Groups in 1975, and they began to expand internationally, picking up more major clients along the way.
Awards and Recognition
OSI was awarded the Globe of Honour Award for 2016 from the British Safety Council. This award is given to companies that work hard to minimize environmental risks in their operations. Only 18 companies received the award. OSI also won the award in 2013 and 2015. Other awards that OSI has been awarded are:
• Prize of Honor for Food Products in 2015 for its facility in Duisburg, Germany
Meat & Poultry
• Dan Milovanovic, the Senior Vice President of OSI’s North America Operations, was awarded the 2014 Operations Executive of the Year by Meat & Poultry magazine..
• OSI’s CEO Sheldon Lavin was awarded 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from RSM US LLP
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