OSI Group is one of the oldest companies in the world today. It was founded back in 1909 as a corner butcher shop. It has come a long way as it is one of the largest food providers on the planet. With so many years under its belt you could find multiple reason while it is still thriving today, but without question the none would be more important than the company’s innovation. Decade after decade OSI continued to adapt and reinvent itself to thrive in the ever changing food industry. The once small family owned meat market is now a global corporation.
OSI Group struck gold in 1955 when its owners entered a partnership with Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s. At the time both companies were successful local companies. In fact, OSI was the fast food restaurant’s first meat supplier. As McDonald’s grew and expanded so did OSI. Though McDonald’s had other food suppliers OSI was its primary. OSI’s Sheldon Lavin receives Global Visionary Award.
Both companies benefited greatly from the introduction of flash freezing in the 1960’s. This cut down costs in the food industry a great deal. OSI could now transport food over long distances with little hassle. Meaning it could supply even more food to the ever growing McDonald’s food chain.
In the 1970’s and 1980’s the company experienced great growth. many believe Sheldon Lavin joining the company as a partner in 1975 had a direct correlation to its growth. By 1980 Sheldon Lavin had become CEO of OSI. With him leading the way the company continued to expand. Sheldon Lavin envisioned OSI having great influence on every continent. He also led the company into other sectors of the food industry like the fresh produce market.
Sheldon Lavin is largely responsible for the global growth of OSI Group. There are few CEO’s that have accomplished what he has on such a large scale.
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