OSI Group/Industries Continues to Showcase the Importance of Food

The OSI group is continually moving forward in the business world. They’re doing so with an item that might well be among the most valuable in the world. It’s an item that few really dwell on when they’re thinking about which commodities offer the most value. But the OSI group is well aware that food items are of immense importance. This is one of the reasons why they’ve been making news by acquiring other food related companies.

The exact benefits of expansion vary on a group by group basis. For example, the benefits of a consumer looking for a meal they like will differ from that of employees hoping for a raise. Looking at the many ways that the OSI group helps people can demonstrate just what makes the company special.

One of the most important parts of the OSI Group’s expansion has to do with subjective preferences. Food can often seem like a very simple subject from the outside. But talk to anyone in the foodservice industry and the complexity of the subject will quickly become clear. People usually have very specific preferences when it comes to their meals. Sometimes this comes down to how a meal is cooked. Other times it can even relate to the nature of the ingredients. But the OSI group has been able to greatly expand food offerings to people with very specific tastes. For example, some of their recent acquisisions have allowed them to increase the amount of organic food choices.

But on the other side of things it’s also important to keep in mind how the people making those meals relate to the product. A Chicago based Tyson food plant is one of the OSI Group’s most recent acquisitions. The purchase ensures that the workforce will remain employed and that people in the area will continue to reap the benefits of a local business. Though many locals might not even know that the OSI Group grew up there as well.

The OSI Group’s humble beginnings stretch back to a family meat market. The store was opened in 1909 and quickly grew to be a staple of Chicago resident’s diets. The OSI moniker wouldn’t make an appearance until the 1970s. But their dedication to the local economy has been a constant. At the moment they’re considered one of the world’s largest private companies, valued at $6.1 billion. And much of those funds are being put to continued expansion.

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