ROSEMONT, Ill. – John Lederer will join U.S. Foodservice on Sept. 8 as its new president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Lederer is currently chairman and chief executive officer of Duane Reade, a New York-based pharmacy retailer recently acquired by Walgreens.

"John is an incredibly accomplished executive whose personal integrity and leadership style are a great fit for the culture at U.S. Foodservice," said Edward Liddy, chairman, U.S. Foodservice. "John also has tremendous depth in enhancing the customer value proposition and improving the customer experience and I'm confident he will be a terrific leader for U.S. Foodservice."