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Hammerdown

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Registered: June 10, 2009
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How is Sysco going to make their stock soar?  Conversations are taking place that Sysco will be looking to buy Ecolab.  Customers who do not buy food from Sysco may have to buy to keep the chemicals. 
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Respectfully, I think more customers are interested in SYSCO's food than Ecolab's chemicals.


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Who would be interested in Syscofood?
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only customers who are committed to using quality products

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While I would agree that a puchase of Ecolab by Sysco would definately make their profitability greater, I cannot see it as a move to create growth in their "street" foodservice sales.  Ecolab once was the only effective warewash program on the street  - but certainly not any more.

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I agree with FSVeteran!


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Ecolab's main thrust is large hotel, healthcare and restaurant chains. They don't really care about local independent operators. I found that out as a street rep selling their products. There are other companies who either sell and service direct or private label for distributors with equally good products and better service at one-third to one-half the cost of Ecolab.

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I dought anyone is buying anybody but Ecolab will become exclusive to Sysco.  You either buy it direct or you buy it from Sysco.  This will by default eliminate other vendors. 

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In the northeast ecolab is #1, it would make sense to join because there is enough street business and contract business available to make it profitable.
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I have run into several Sysco customers who have Ecolab Apex dishmachines. The kicker is that Sysco is paying the monthly machine rental. Even the Ecolab rep can't sell to them. That's one way to lock up business.

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I dought anyone is buying anybody but Ecolab will become exclusive to Sysco.  You either buy it direct or you buy it from Sysco.  This will by default eliminate other vendors. 

BorgyBorgy

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I met an EL sales rep when I was travelling.  He said the retail portion of thier business - the foodservice stuff - was small bubbles.  Their meal ticket is the industrial commericial stuff.

Beentheredonethat

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   First,who would buy from Sysco?Pull out a map of this country and you will see some areas far removed
from metropolitian areas,ie Yellowstone,the Dakotas.
Point is,Sysco may be the only game in town.Besides
that few people can compete with Sysco distribution
system.
    Second,I always felt Sysco would be far more effective if they manufactured some of their products.
The old Sexton and Rykoff had huge advantages when they did,but they never had a large enough sales.
force to keep the factories working a full week.
raunchhand

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This is hilarious.  As one of the former Service Managers who got canned last year I would love to see the looks on the faces of the morons running Ecolab after Sysco buys them.  Most of the managers at Ecolab wouldn't last one month at Sysco or any other sales company with real competition.
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This is true. Look at the number of healthcare and hotel chains they service.
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I met an EL sales rep when I was travelling.  He said the retail portion of thier business - the foodservice stuff - was small bubbles.  Their meal ticket is the industrial commericial stuff.


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