Global Food Distributor OSI Group Expands Footprint Across Europe

10:40 am on May 19, 2017

OSI Group, headquartered just outside of Chicago in Aurora, Illinois, has been ranked as one of the top 100 food companies in the United States. Now, with new acquisitions in Europe, they are expanding their international footprint with meat and food sales via partnerships and mergers with local firms abroad.

They recently purchased a controlling stake in Baho Food, a private Dutch meat company that operates plants in the Netherlands and Germany via five subsidiary companies in eighteen European countries. They sell and market a range of deli meats and convenience foods, and the merger will allow them to further leverage sales throughout the European market even as OSI Industries continues to expand their European presence.

Around the same time, OSI Group purchased Flagship Europe, which is one of the largest and most respected food suppliers to the United Kingdom. They have many holdings of their own and provide a variety of food import and exports of items such as meats, sauces, dressings, and other essentials. One of their primary lines is in the “Food to Go” category, which provides retailers with sandwich fillers such as mayonnaise, fillings, and dips.

Even as the company expanded its footprint across Europe, many in Britain appreciated the dedication that OSI Group brings to food services. Part of their dedication is to understanding the environmental risks of their business model and taking the necessary steps to prevent those risks and create better outcomes for the environment, a focus which earned them a 2016 Globe of Honour award from the British Safety Council.

OSI Group has been in business for over six decades. Their European expansions are part of a global network which spans 17 countries and over 60 different facilities. They focus on providing meats and other food supplies to retailers and food service providers.

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