Sysco Corp was organized under the laws of Delaware. It was founded in 1969. The Company through its subsidiaries and divisions is engaged in the distribution of food and related products to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. The Company provides products and related services restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other foodservice customers. Its operating companies distribute a line of food products and non-food products to chain restaurant customer locations. Its other segments include specialty produce and lodging industry products segments, a company that distributes specialty imported products, a company that distributes to international customers. Specialty produce companies distribute fresh produce and, on a limited basis, other foodservice products. Its lodging industry products company distributes personal care guest amenities, equipment, housekeeping supplies, room accessories and textiles to the lodging industry. The Company's customers in the foodservice industry includes restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes, schools and colleges, hotels and motels, industrial caterers and other similar venues where foodservice products are served. The products company distribute includes: a full line of frozen foods, such as meats, seafood, fully prepared entrees, fruits, vegetables and desserts; a full line of canned and dry foods; fresh meats and seafood; dairy products; beverage products; imported specialties; and fresh produce. It also supply non-food items, including: paper products such as disposable napkins, plates and cups; tableware such as china and silverware; cookware such as pots, pans and utensils; restaurant and kitchen equipment and supplies; and cleaning supplies. It competes with local and regional distributors and organizations on a multi-region basis. The Company is subject to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and regulations promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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