According to David McDonald, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This also applies to the food industry. David says that for a company to become an international corporation, it must begin as a local company. Before the OSI Group became the big company it is today, it used to offer its products to the local people of Chicago only. Today, the company has grown into a multinational company having plants in 16 countries across the globe. These countries include the United Kingdom, United States, China and Japan. David McDonalds notes that there are several things that affect a company operating in the food industry. There are issues such as government regulations, talent pool that the company hires as well as cultural nuances in the area that the company is operating in. It’s also important to consider something like the customer likings in the food industry. This is according to David McDonalds.
He continues to explain that the OSI Group thrives by understanding that the culture of people influences the way people dine and dish. He further notes that this is the reason why the OSI Group hires its staff locally. Even if the company have to use staff from other parts of the globe, they must blend with local people to understand local cultures. At the moment, the OSI Group has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. Products that the company presently specializes with include protein products especially meat products. This means that the company specializes in products like beef patties, sausages, poultry, mutton and fish products. David also notes that the OSI Group specializes with other products that comprise of dough products and vegetable products.
Currently, the company is specializing in expanding its operations in the Far East especially China due to the growing consumer market. At the region, the OSI Group is already known for supplying meat products to western companies working in the region. Some of these companies include Papa John’s Pizza and McDonald’s. The OSI Group was established in the year 1909. Initially, the company used to operate as a family meat supplier.