US Foods Partners With Retailers Nationwide to Provide Distribution Support
ROSEMONT, IL - If you’ve been keeping an eye on our recent ANUK reports, you know that US Foods is working non-stop to help retail and foodservice operators navigate challenges inherent to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a seemingly endless amount of new partnerships, the company announced last week that it has secured an additional 20 retail partners across national grocery store chains and wholesale grocers.
“As our country responds to the impacts of COVID-19, the demand on grocery retailers continues to grow,” said Chairman and CEO Pietro Satriano. “Through these partnerships, we are creating new opportunities for our distribution workforce while helping to maintain the nation’s food supply. We value these new relationships and expect to add more partners as the situation continues to evolve.”
To date, more than 700 US Foods distribution associates have been temporarily contracted to support this work. According to a press release, these associates are primarily in warehouse roles such as selectors who choose product for shipping and truck drivers who deliver product directly to a retailer’s distribution center or retail location.
In addition to these new distribution partnerships, US Foods is selling much-needed product to retailers across the country as they strive to maintain inventory given unprecedented consumer demand.
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