Sysco responds to FTC’s move to block US Foods merger

Sysco responds to FTC’s move to block US Foods merger

Agency cites harm to customers in local markets.

This special report was written by Jonathan Maze, senior financial editor at Food Management’s sister publication Nation’s Restaurant News.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday sued to block the proposed merger of Sysco Corp. and US Foods, saying the proposed $8.2 billion combination of the country’s two national broadline distributors would hurt consumers.

In a 3-2 vote, the FTC’s five commissioners auth

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