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Seattle FSA has 2 DC's and USF has 1.  I imagine one DC will need to fold in. 
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USF will close/consolidate warehouses wherever possible. Shareholder dividends are more important than people's jobs.
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Whichever Seattle area DC is the biggest and easiest to expand will be the one that will be kept. The USF division in Fife, WA is 15 minutes from the FSA branch in Kent and an hour away from the FSA branch in Everett. 

Also, Denver and Loveland are less than an hour from each other. Which one will be closed?

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Seattle FSA has 2 DC's and USF has 1.  I imagine one DC will need to fold in. 

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Does not appear that real estate was part of the sale - and DSA (SGA Sister Company) is the holding company for all the FSA DC's. Everett has the most space for expansion and is less than 20 years old. Kent is land locked and facility is around 35 years old. Fife is in a business park. Not the most efficient building. Sense is that USF keeps two of the three. Will be interesting to see which ones.

On Denver. Again - SGA owns it and spent $$$ expanding the facility after the acquisition. USF will need to decide which of the two facilities is the best long term solution to the market. Maybe they need two - like Shamrock?
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I would agree with your statement.  The FSA Woodburn Oregon DC is massive and has more land to expand so that maybe a DC hub for USF in terms of freight and based on its central location in the PNW. So far the word on the streets is "all is well" with FSA however all hiring for anything outside of warehouse and street sales have been postponed or cancelled. It also appears that food shows have been removed from calendars so things are on hold for now.  

 
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Looks like they are going forward with the FSA Food Shows in Washington state from their website.  But, after October, who knows... 

http://www.fsafood.com/main/Customers/FSA-Food-Expos.aspx 
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http://www.fsafood.com/main/Customers/FSA-Food-Expos.aspx 


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I bailed on the industry almost 6 months ago to go back to school. However, I have been doing some consulting work on the side and the volume of calls I've gotten looking at the USF vs Sysco competitive landscape, USF leadership worthiness, and USF processes in general has been alarming...just in the last few days!

Mark my words, this is NOT the last big thing we've seen from them.

Also, how does the purchase of FSA affect IMA? Doesn't this snatch out a huge portion of their selling points with National customers? Any IMA people here...?

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Also, how does the purchase of FSA affect IMA? Doesn't this snatch out a huge portion of their selling points with National customers? Any IMA people here...?



Do you mean DMA? If DMA, they will just have to find a way to cobble together a PNW presence from local distributors up there.
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Do you mean DMA? If DMA, they will just have to find a way to cobble together a PNW presence from local distributors up there.


MacDonald Wholesale out of Salem Oregon can absorb the DMA spot left by FSA and Pacific Seafood could jump into the mix also for a larger foot print. Pacific is becoming more of a broad liner these days although they only run box trucks so that could limit them. 
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This one is working.  And it is confirmed, all the shows will go on.  

http://www.fsafood.com/main/serviceareas/spokane.aspx 
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As of yesterday our VP of Sales communicated to us that our Food Show is still on this September . Who knows what will happen after that . If I was middle management or in purchasing at FSA I would be terrified. I would start looking for work now. As far as payment goes I am concerned being a fully commissioned salesperson . When the announcement from Slade Stewart came across and he stated "...associates pay will remain the same for one year after the deal is finalized..."makes me nervous . That tells me our pay will definitely be changing in a year .
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As of yesterday our VP of Sales communicated to us that our Food Show is still on this September . Who knows what will happen after that . If I was middle management or in purchasing at FSA I would be terrified. I would start looking for work now. As far as payment goes I am concerned being a fully commissioned salesperson . When the announcement from Slade Stewart came across and he stated "...associates pay will remain the same for one year after the deal is finalized..."makes me nervous . That tells me our pay will definitely be changing in a year .


Correct.  SGA is basically telling everyone, you have one year to make a career decision. That "family Tradition" will be gone forever and "Founders Week" will be a memory.
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Not to be insensitive to the TMs bc I'm sure there will be job loss (USFD does love pushing greater productivity w/ tech after all), but what does everyone think about the long term ramifications for the combined business and the success/failure from a profit standpoint?
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Not to be insensitive to the TMs bc I'm sure there will be job loss (USFD does love pushing greater productivity w/ tech after all), but what does everyone think about the long term ramifications for the combined business and the success/failure from a profit standpoint?


Everything will hinge on the customer base feeling the pinch when USF Brands come rolling in.  Rule #1 during a merger is "Do Not Lose One Piece of Business". Employees come and go but customers are golden.  
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And what's your take on the quality of their private brands? Lower price point, greater margin and comparable quality would be welcomed I'd think, but maybe customers view it differently.
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