OSI Group’s Growth Over 100 Years

OSI Group is a modern day food distribution company. They sell their products and distribute their services to over 17 countries, with more than 65 active facilities. The company has over 200,000 employees across all of their operations. They are a classic example of a corporation in the modern globalized world. Food used to be a local commodity up until the last century. Now companies are selling unique dishes to other regions, and uniting the regions of the world in brand new ways. Gazette Day recently published an article about how OSI Group raised into its modern self.

Otto Kolschowsky was a german immigrant living in Chicago during a period of peace at the start of the 20th century. The global economy was not connected, but the domestic economic climate was on the upswing. He believed it was the perfect time to start his own business. Thus, a new butcher shop could be found in the Chicago area. Word of month spread and he saw business steadily increase. The only hindrance turned out to be his age. After a decade Otto Kolschowsky passed the daily business operations to his children. In 1928, the company was re-branded to Otto & Sons.

The years went by, and the 1950s brought fresh business ventures. They forged a deal that forever reshaped the scope of the company. OSI Group could not only produce more product at a better rate, but also store food for longer trips. This opened their market to the entire United States. As time rolled into the 21st century, OSI Group found itself at another major crossroads. Under fresh leadership, they began acquiring companies abroad to expand their influence. The company has experienced its fair share of growing pains, but against all odds they have withstood countless adversities.

OSI Group has been on the upswing for over a century. From a street shop to the global stage and beyond, they have never stopping trying to expand their business. They have the network to bring unique foods to new parts of the world. They are a company leading forging the modern age.

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