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So, word is that several Sysco Presidents were flown to Houston last week and given their RIF numbers! Yup, they are cutting sales force (MA) numbers and reducing headcount in order to do what they tell their customers they cannot do for them...."Save their way to prosperity"! Watch out and don't accept any requests for meetings with managers on Fridays!
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Numbers of District Managers, Territory Managers and inside staff continue to be drawing back at US. In my area we have seen about a 10 % reduction in 2017 so far and their favorite time of year for reductions is fast approaching that being Thanksgiving through New Years. Since 2014 we have reduced sales staff from 140 to 90. We now have a program for how to divide up a territory that best fits the company's goals. That program was introduced Jan 2017
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Our USF division is down to 71 street reps plus about a dozen national/healthcare AEs.
The only way we can fill a main ballroom at a hotel for a sales meeting is when all three divisions get together. Look for more to leave after the first of the year. The emphasis on third-party services over food and supplies goes against everything most of us were taught. The push to put customers online will backfire as the smaller distributors' reps will be in there every week taking orders in person.