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The $268 billion foodservice supply chain is competitive and efficient with the notable exception of how business is transacted between independent operators and their suppliers. Technomic research and observations reveal that foodservice distributor sales representatives (DSRs) spend most of their...
(March 30, 2016)—A shelving system supporting boxes of frozen frood product collapsed at the Reinhart Foodservice warehouse in Manassas, Va., on Tuesday, March 29, killing one employee and injuring seven others.
(March 28, 2016)—Tucker International (TI-USA), located in Jacksonville, Fla., has joined national foodservice buying group Golbon as a distributor member. The company has been an exporter for the quick-service and casual-dining operator since 1993, and offers products in dry, frozen and...
(March 26, 2016)—The IFDA and Ben E. Keith Foods recently announced the creation of the Mike Roach Leadership Award. The purpose of the program is to recognize high-potential leaders in foodservice distribution. It will identify and acknowledge one outstanding participant annually in the IFDA...
(Feb. 26, 2016)—US Foods will acquire the assets of Cara Donna Provision Company, a wholesale distributor of food and food related products to restaurants and foodservice customers throughout New England. Cara Donna serves approximately 1,300 customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New...
(Feb. 25, 2016)—Sysco Corporation announced last week that it has acquired North Star Seafood, for an undisclosed amount.
(Feb. 22, 2016)—Food service distributor Sysco, which canceled the multibillion-dollar acquisition of US Foods over the summer, will buy Brakes Group, its European counterpart, in a deal valued at $3.1 billion. The acquisition, which includes repaying roughly $2.3 billion of Brakes...
(Feb. 9, 2016)—US Foods, the nation's second largest food-service distributor, has filed papers for an initial stock offering. The announcement comes less than a year after a planned $3.5 billion merger with rival Sysco collapsed due to opposition from...
(Feb. 9, 2016)—At the Raising Cane’s 20th Anniversary Summit in Dallas, Ben E. Keith was honored to be recognized as Raising Cane’s Distributor of the Year for 2015. In addition, Sue Simon, as its Customer Service Representative from the Dallas / Fort Worth...
BOISE, ID (Feb. 3, 2016)—Golbon has announced the addition of Peddler’s Son Produce & Provisions to their distributor members. 
Markon Cooperative Inc., Salinas, Calif., has pledged another $100,000 in research funding to the Center for Produce Safety and its latest fundraising campaign, bringing its contribution total to $200,000. Ben E. Keith Foods, Gordon Food Service, Gordon Food Service Canada, Maines Paper & Food...