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Top 50 - 2008

2. U.S. Foodservice, Inc.

Columbia, MD
Year founded: 1853
Chairman: Lawrence Benjamin
President: Robert Aiken
76 distribution centers
250,000 accounts
40,000 SKUs
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat (beef, lamb, veal, poultry) fresh fish, fresh produce, gourmet cheese, E&S, san-jan, packaging
News: Acquisition of specialty distributor Savage Meats; appointment of Bob Aiken as president; creation of North Star Foodservice as an organization of U.S. Foodservice, dedicated to serving our multi-unit customers; and appointment of Keith Campbell as president of North Star Foodservice.
High-tech operations systems: Yes
Plans for human pandemic or other catastrophes: Yes
Any "green" or environmentally-friendly projects: Yes