The foodservice industry has come a long way over time, and it will definitely be around for many more generations. There are thousands of food retailors worldwide as well as hundreds of food providers. These two businesses work hand-to-hand to feed hundred of millions of people on a daily basis.
Have you ever heard of OSI Food Solutions? Well, this American-based food provider is setting a new standard in the foodservice industry. OSI has a history that dates back to over 100 years. The Oak Park suburb of Chicago was its initial home, but today it’s headquartered in Aurora, Illinois.
OSI Food Solutions’ success has come from multiple avenues. The company has great leadership, has inspired employees and has business-savvy sense. David McDonald and Sheldon Lavin provide the ultimate in leadership, and these individuals have been with the company since the late 1970s. McDonald is the current president, and Lavin is the current CEO. This dynamic duo has worked to expand OSI Food Solutions into untapped markets. McDonald works exclusively with the logistics team, and Lavin provides years of financial experience. High productions have increased over the years because OSI has implemented plenty of technological advancements. One of the best examples of this can be seen at the company’s Spain location. The demand for chicken is rather large in Spain now days. OSI Food Solutions has brought in a $17-million-dollar investment. This investment has helped the company in doubling its processing power with chicken from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons. In total, OSI processes more than 45,000 tons of chicken, beef and pork each year.
“We are positioned very well around the globe thanks to our locations,” said McDonald. OSI Food Solutions has at least 10 plants in China, and it serves a majority of today’s most influential restaurants.