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US Foods has in many distribution centers rolled out the latest PIP (performance improvement plan) rounds to further par down the number of TM's. As is customary during the holiday season Santa will bring many coal for Christmas. Looks like about half the number of TM's on the street since the highs of pre Sysco merger announcement. What are the rest of you hearing?
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We are hearing a number of rumors on the street, including information coming from current TMs, that they are going to close their distribution center in Iowa, which I think is in Coralville. This was a DC they bought a handful of years ago and is a small facility, but their only one in Iowa. No executives in that building, only a director of sales.  Anyone have any insight to this?
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I think the DC in Iowa was originally Hawkeye Foods. There was big fanfare when USF bought them. The usual propaganda about welcoming them to the USF family, great opportunity, etc. Now they're going to get screwed so shareholders can get their dividends and the corporate scumbags in Rosemont can make their bonuses.
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Hawkeye Foods in Iowa should like Glover Foods Columbus GA in 2012 out of 30 TM's that joins US all are gone now and most in the first two years.
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It looks like the local independents will be picking up some qualified sales reps and new business.

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Hawkeye Foods in Iowa should like Glover Foods Columbus GA in 2012 out of 30 TM's that joins US all are gone now and most in the first two years.

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The writing has been on the wall for at least 10 years. If you work for Sysco or US, You are a number, not a name. Commission cut, unreasonable budgets. The brass only cares about bonus and shareholders. Find a good Independent Company with growth and happy sales reps. Food sales was a great career back in the 80's and 90's for all. Advise to anyone wanting to get in this game, DONT! The days of $100K + with the "big boys"are gone.
Find a good independent willing to invest in you and offering support, they are out there. With them, you can succeed.



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The writing has been on the wall for at least 10 years. If you work for Sysco or US, You are a number, not a name. Commission cut, unreasonable budgets. The brass only cares about bonus and shareholders. Find a good Independent Company with growth and happy sales reps. Food sales was a great career back in the 80's and 90's for all. Advise to anyone wanting to get in this game, DONT! The days of $100K + with the "big boys"are gone.
Find a good independent willing to invest in you and offering support, they are out there. With them, you can succeed.





Not true, you can still earn 100k+ with PFS
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I agree. Find a hot independent in your market and bring your customers over to them. You will be happier, and they will be happier.

Sysco and USF have devolved into marketing companies, pushing Scoop (and the Sysco equivalent), Value Added Services, and other things most customers don't need.

I spent 40 years SELLING to my customers. They made money, and I made money. USF and Sysco would like to get rid of the reps who remember the good old days. They just want a group of know-nothing twenty-somethings who will be glad to make 50K a year and spout the party line. No individuality. Sell what the company wants you to sell, the way they want you to sell it.

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Yes, they are already a shell of what they once were. Most of their good reps have already left for greener pastures. If there are any qualified reps still left there, I'm assuming they're looking for a new home. If not, they certainly should be so they aren't left scrambling after they hit the iceberg.



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Hawkeye Foods in Iowa should like Glover Foods Columbus GA in 2012 out of 30 TM's that joins US all are gone now and most in the first two years.
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