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Sysco – What Is the Food Chain For?

Touch the Soil News #330 Most of us have seen the Sysco trucks as they supply the restaurants we go to. But what is the rationale or mindset behind Sysco being the world’s largest food-service distributor with a global supply chain spanning 40 countries. Is it a productive mindset? In a letter to stockholders from Sysco’s 2015 Annual Report, Bill Delaney (CEO) and Jackie Ward (Chairman of the Board) explain why Sysco exists. Following are a few excerpts of that letter: “We see significant potential to improve our productivity and reduce costs throughout our supply chain organization and in the administrative areas of our business.” “…. invest in our business…

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