OSI Group: From Locally Owned Meat Market to Global Food Giant

Few American success stories contain an almost seamless timeline of events that result in the culmination of a worldwide corporation that is practically unequaled in size and scope in the U.S.

OSI Group is the perfect example of a small business that grew into an international conglomerate.

This monolithic business corporation began as a small immigrant-owned business during the infancy of the twentieth century. A German-born immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky decided to open a neighborhood meat market in Chicago, Illinois. Kolschowsky understood that hard work, self-sacrifice, and self-determination would eventually produce some version of success. Yet, it is hard to imagine he had a vision of what the future would hold for this small business.

After a series of brilliant – and well-timed deals – the technology of food processing began the to give a plethora of opportunities to process food products that could literally be shipped anywhere in the nation. OSI Group is now growing by leaps and bounds, and before long, the expansion to overseas markets is a logical conclusion. OSI Group is now a bonafide global player in the processed food business.

In today’s world, OSI Group is continuing its worldwide expansion by partnering with other food production businesses in various countries from Asia to Europe. These partnerships are vital to the food production needs of many nations around the globe. This is especially the case, in areas where the need for large-scale food distribution is not sufficient with the growing demands of trying to keep pace with population growth that exceeds the current food production infrastructure.

Food production is not a luxury, it is a necessity that is needed all over the world. OSI Group understands that the product they produce – and distribute – in countries around the world, can literally mean the difference between whether or not there is enough food to feed the masses in every corner of the globe. This is a business that exists to provide more than just profit to shareholders, it also helps to bridge the gap between having a lack of food or an overabundance of it.

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