The Complex World of K-12 Purchasing

The Complex World of K-12 Purchasing

Sysco-US Foods merger the latest change to a distribution landscape already in flux because of unique procurement rules and new federal meal regulations

With the announced merger of the two national foodservice distribution giants, Sysco and US Foods, the food distribution landscape is undergoing a seismic change. What will be the impact on schools, a unique segment of the onsite foodservice universe?

There are more than 14,000 public school districts in the U.S., and about 100,000 public schools, but the average district has less than 1,000 students. While hard to quantify with certainty, school foodservice generates between $1

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