The Sysco Story 

 

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $37 billion in sales for fiscal year 2010. Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. In 1977 Sysco surpassed its competitors to become the leading supplier to "meals-prepared-away-from-home" operations in North America. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to more than $200 billion. Today, Sysco is actively expanding internationally and is able to leverage Sysco's size, specialty companies and industry connections to provide the world with the best service and products at competitive prices.

Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 45,000 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses.