OSI Group Pushes For Expansion In Order To Create Opportunity

OSI Group is a food manufacturing organization that has been in business for over 100 years. OSI maintains its position as a leader in the industry by embracing change and pushing for growth on a consistent basis. Recent acquisitions such as the purchase of Tyson Foods, Flagship Food Group, Baho Foods and Turi Foods are examples of the moves that OSI Group has made to diversify its profile and create opportunity for new business transactions. OSI Group partnered with Turi Foods in an effort to strengthen its position in the country of Australia. A partnership was formed with OSI Industries Australia, which is a subsidiary of OSI Group. Turi Foods is the leading meat manufacturer in its country, with several plants operating throughout the region.

The company will maintain its independent operating procedures while relying on the tremendous resources of an internationally known company such as OSI. Tyson Foods was purchased by OSI Group in an effort to keep the company’s plants in operation. There were serious talks of closing the entire business down. This would have left hundreds of people without work. Leaders at OSI were able to secure the purchase and keep over 500 people from falling into unemployment. Flagship Food Group and Baho Foods are European food manufacturers with unique specialties. OSI conducted these mergers in order to strengthen its position in Europe. The business deal also opens up new markets. Baho Foods is a growing company that has subsidiary companies of its own.

Flagship Food Group specializes in mayonnaise and serving sauces. It will be a welcomed addition to the OSI structure as the organization pushes forward in the European region. OSI Group’s ability to recruit and retain top-level talent is the reason that the the company has sustained its position in the industry for so long. It is very important that management hire people who are looking to stay with the organization for the long term. This allows leaders to make decisions that will affect the company in years to come. They are able to trust the team to be consistent with their production. OSI has an international workforce that spans across 17 countries.

High Tech Food Delivery Apps Struggling To Breakthrough In India

 

India has had hundreds of food delivery applications spring up during the past few years. Some of them have been extremely well funded and had leading businessmen and marketers at the helm. Despite having access to a large amount of capital and spending a great amount of money and effort on advertising to try and win over customers, most new food delivery apps and companies have floundered in India.

Why have hundreds of food delivery applications and companies have gone bankrupt in India after getting large investments from venture capitalists? According to Marc Sparks, the answer lies in the fact that most of the new startups are unprepared for the ground game, or getting deliveries to hungry customers. Hundreds of thousands of meals are delivered each day by by bike riding, train riding and cart pushing delivery main called Dabbawalas. Though they may lack the technology that new startups have, they have experience and know what it takes to get the food delivered to customers on time.

Most of the new companies that have failed have been unable to create a cost effective delivery solution. Others have spent too much too quickly on advertising and expansion, and have seen all their capital dry out, leaving them bankrupt. The few companies that have been successful have used the Dabbawalas effectively, while integrating some aspects of modern technology. For food delivery companies to be successful in India they must use whatever works and slowly win over customers that Dabbawalas have served for well over a hundred years now.