"These vendors are critical to our mission of providing the highest quality products and services to more than 250,000 customers around the country," said Pietro Satriano, chief merchandising officer, US Foodservice.
More than 60 US Foodservice divisions and support offices participated in the selection process. Vendors were evaluated on sales growth, gross margin improvement, divisional sales and merchandising support, food safety and product quality, logistics, national account support and business friendliness.
US Foodservice is one of America's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own private-label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. It employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide.