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(November 21, 2014 - Reuters)—Sysco Corp., the biggest U.S. food distributor, is in advanced talks to sell some assets to a food company owned by Blackstone Group in order to win regulatory approval for its acquisition of US Foods Inc., the New York Post reported, citing sources.
(November 17, 2014 - IFDA)—The new Women Leaders in Foodservice Distribution Leadership Committee met for the first time on October 20 during the Distribution Solutions Conference in Indianapolis. The committee’s objective is to engage and encourage IFDA members to be inclusive of women...
Jamba Juice Company has entered into a new distribution agreement with foodservice distributor Gordon Food Service. According to a news release from Jamba Juice, the relationship is intended to improve customer service, productivity and cost savings while also supporting franchise development...
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) extended its 18 year relationship with Merchants Foodservice to provide food and other products for the U.S. Military in the Mississippi/Louisiana region. The agreement announced on October 3, 2014 awarded Merchants the...
WYOMING, MI (November 10, 2014)—Gordon Food Service introduced a new logo, tagline, and name for its stores as part of the evolution of its corporate brand. The most visible change is the company’s new logo. “Our previous logo was a strong symbol of our brand that has served us...
Sysco Corporation announced it reached an agreement to buy 50 percent of Pacific Star Foodservice, a foodservice distributor in Mexico whose majority equity shareholder is privately-owned Arancia, S.A. de C.V. Financial terms were not disclosed.
MONTEREY, CA (November 1, 2014)—PRO*ACT, a North American distributor of fresh produce, has promoted Casey Jarrard and hired Russ Wingo as Vice Presidents of Client Development, a new department for the national produce supply-chain management company. Led by Jarrard and Wingo, the department...
ROSEMONT, IL (November 3, 2014)—Reyes Beverage Group announced an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Inc. of South Florida. The transaction is anticipated to close in January. Ray Guerin, Chief Executive Officer of Reyes Beverage Group,...
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (October 27, 2014)—Gordon Food Service announced today that it will open a new distribution center in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The company signed a long-term lease agreement for a 300,000-square-foot distribution center located in Afton Ridge Business Park on Glen Afton...
SALINAS, CA (October 20, 2014)—Distributor group Markon is welcoming Lianna Kelly as its new food safety director.
HOUSTON (October 1, 2014 - Globe Newswire)—Sysco Corporation announced that Nehl Horton has joined the company as senior vice president, chief communications and government relations officer.