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Sysco Finalizing Deal With FTC to Close US Foods Merger
(November 21, 2014 - Reuters)—Sysco Corp., the biggest U.S. food distributor, is in advanced talks to sell some assets to a food company...
New IFDA Committee Works to Support Management Opportunities for Women
(November 17, 2014 - IFDA)—The new Women Leaders in Foodservice Distribution Leadership Committee met for the first time on October 20 during...
Jamba Juice Signs Distribution Agreement with Gordon Food Service
Jamba Juice Company has entered into a new distribution agreement with foodservice distributor Gordon Food Service. According to a news release from...
Merchants Foodservice Awarded Prime Vendor for Defense Logistic Agency
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) extended its 18 year relationship with Merchants Foodservice to provide food and other products for the...
Gordon Food Service Launches Refreshed Brand
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...
Sysco Buys Half of Mexico's Pacific Star Foodservice
Sysco Corporation announced it reached an agreement to buy 50 percent of Pacific Star Foodservice, a foodservice distributor in Mexico...
Pro*Act Names New Client Development Executives
MONTEREY, CA (November 1, 2014)—PRO*ACT, a North American distributor of fresh produce, has promoted Casey Jarrard and hired Russ Wingo as Vice...
Reyes Beverage Group to Purchase Gold Coast Beverage Distributors
ROSEMONT, IL (November 3, 2014)—Reyes Beverage Group announced an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Gold Coast Beverage...

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Consultative Selling

Customers Are Loyal to a Favorite Restaurant Regardless of Promotions
CHICAGO (May 1, 2013)—More than forty percent of consumers say they are loyal to their favorite restaurants and will go there whether or not the establishment has a promotion, reports The NPD Group, a market research company.  Although there are still over one-third of consumers…

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Large selection boosts wine sales
Operators that offer a larger selection of wine brands sell more wine,…

The Extra Mile

Ben E. Keith Foods
A distributor who gets food costs down Ben E. Keith Foods Fort Worth, Texas ID ranking: 9th largest distributor in the U.S. Accounts: 22,000 in the South and Southwest 2007 sales: $1.64 billion Ben E.…

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Labatt Food Service
San Antonio, Texas Year founded: 1968 President/ceo/owner: Blair Labatt Website: www.labattfood.com 4 distribution centers 5,500 accounts 10,100 SKUs 100% national brands 10.2% street accounts sales Best innovation: A group of…