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Foodservicedriver20

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ROSEMONT, ILL. — US Foods Holding Corp. is investing $71.6 million to build a new distribution center in McClellan, Calif. The facility will allow the company to more efficiently serve its independent restaurant customers across Northern California, US Foods said.

The 355,000-square-foot facility will house food service products as well as a meat cutting facility and fleet maintenance operations. Construction of the LEED-certified facility is expected to begin in mid-2019 and open at the end of 2020.

“The expansion of the US Foods footprint into Sacramento is an important investment as we continue to serve independent restaurant operators across the region,” said Bernie Orsini, area president for Northern California at US Foods. “We look forward to the increased capabilities the location will offer as we continue to execute on our ‘Great Food. Made Easy.’ strategy.”



And people say UFS is slowing down. Sure doesn’t look like it. Between this and the resent acquisition.
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They may not be slowing down, but it hasn't been easy for the formerly-commissioned TMs to adjust to the new reality. Rosemont still wants to reduce sales headcount, and rely more on e-commerce to place orders. Individual initiative has been replaced by micromanagement through Sous and "sell what we want you to sell, the way we want you to sell it." 

Independent distributors who added lines and trucks in anticipation of the USF/Sysco merger are taking business away from both companies. Better prices and better service. 

Rosemont has lost sight of the fact that this is a relationship business. People buy from people. TMs will take most of their customers when they leave.
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financed by no stock dividends and reduced commissions
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financed by no stock dividends and reduced commissions


Who do you think will be angrier? The TMs or the shareholders?
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Although the FSA purchase still hasn't been approved by the FTC Sacramento is a huge foot print and a compliment to the FSA foot print.  
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The days of wine and Rosemont are long gone. Relationship business you say, more and more customers will cut your heart out over 5 cents a pound. Loyalty has been stripped out of American business. Today restaurant owners are faced with many issues and one is not concern over their sales representative, labor to staff the current shift, government regulations, competition opening up down the street, chain restaurants, delivery services, home delivery of meal kits and my grand baby's new shoes come first.
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Another piece of the puzzle is Restaurant Depot. I had several customers who would spend $300-$500 a week there for items we couldn't compete on or they liked better. One of my customers had his chicken supplier do his shopping for him. The chicken guy would upcharge his $1.00/cs, and was still under our prices.

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The days of wine and Rosemont are long gone. Relationship business you say, more and more customers will cut your heart out over 5 cents a pound. Loyalty has been stripped out of American business. Today restaurant owners are faced with many issues and one is not concern over their sales representative, labor to staff the current shift, government regulations, competition opening up down the street, chain restaurants, delivery services, home delivery of meal kits and my grand baby's new shoes come first.
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