Sysco, an acronym for Systems and Services Company, is the world's largest broadline food distributor; it has more than 600,000 clients in a wide array of fields. Management consulting is also an integral part of their services. The company operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide; providing service to over 90 countries.
The company was founded by Herbert Irving, John F. Baugh and Harry Rosenthal in 1969. Their products include: meat and poultry, seafood, dairy, produce, bakery and desserts, beverage, specialty and ethnic, pantry staples, foodservice supplies (disposables, chemicals, supplies and equipment).
The Company's segments include Broadline, SYGMA and Other. The largest segment of their business, Broadline OpCos distribute a full line of food products and a wide variety of non-food products to both independent and chain restaurant customers and other "away-from-home" locations such as healthcare and educational facilities. Locally focused, their broadline OpCos are able to provide hands-on customer service. The Broadline segment includes its Broadline operations located in the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Ireland, Mexico and the United States.
SYGMA operating companies distribute a full line of food products and a range of non-food products to certain chain restaurant customer locations. The Other segment includes the Company's specialty produce; custom-cut meat operations; lodging industry segments; a company that distributes specialty imported products; a company that distributes to international customers, and Sysco Ventures platform.
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