Foodservice supply powerhouse OSI Food Solutions is on a roll as of late in terms of major expansions, acquisitions and upgrades. This is business as usual for the top 100 U.S. food company and global leader. Since the 1970s OSI Food Solutions has been on a steady run of growth through valuable partnerships and acquisitions. The company has expanded its reach greatly over the years, going from what was a regional wholesale outlet in the early 1970s to a company with a global reach of 17 counties across the map and 80 plus processing facilities. OSI Food Solutions is a food supplier to household names such as McDonald’s, Subway, KFC and Papa John’s. The massive global growth has been possible by the culture started by OSI’s original founders and continued by CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald. Over the years, the two executives have facilitated many relationships overseas that have seen OSI’s operations expand to the multinational outfit that it is today. In recent years, the Chinese operations for OSI Food Solutions have been greatly expanded, with Chinese facilities now numbering ten. Europe has also been a particularly exciting market for the growth of the OSI Food Solutions brand.
2014 saw the birth of a valuable partnership between OSI Food Solutions and British company Pickstock, a major beef producer. This valuable relationship garners OSI Food Solutions a big upgrade in their impact on the market in the United Kingdom. A few years later in 2016, OSI Food Solutions acquired the British company Flagship Europe. Flagship is a producer of speciality food products and is another huge boost to OSI Food Solutions presence in the United Kingdom. The company is being rebranded as Creative Foods Europe to fit with the new image OSI Food Solutions plans to project through the operation.
Netherlands based food supplier Baho Food is another outstanding European addition to OSI Food Solutions and its family of brands. Baho Food has a huge reach across continental Europe and this acquisition is a gigantic boost to the OSI Food Solutions portfolio. President and Chief Operating Officer David McDonald is thrilled with the purchase and feels strongly that this move will bring valuable new clients into the OSI family.
OSI’s outstanding reputation in Europe got another huge boost in 2016 when the company’s commitment to environmental management was recognized with the prestigious Globe of Honour Award presented annually by the British Safety Council.