Food distributor Sysco drops delivery minimums to help restaurants cope with virus headwinds
· Sysco has taken steps to help its customers in the restaurant industry weather an uncertain future.
· ″[We are] eliminating those order minimums for our small, medium and large customers, but most particularly for those small companies,” CEO Kevin Hourican said in a “Mad Money” interview.
· “We have the largest salesforce in the industry and we’re literally going to go customer by customer by customer to ensure that they know about this news,” he said.
Tyler Clifford, CNBC
Nov 12 2020
As the U.S. restaurant industry braces for the winter months and a surging coronavirus outbreak, food distributor Sysco has taken steps to help its customers weather an uncertain future.
The Houston-based company said Thursday that it is canceling delivery size minimums for restaurants starting Monday. The news comes as some state and local governments put new dining restrictions in place in efforts to mitigate the troubling spread of Covid-19.
Sysco CEO Kevin Hourican told CNBC’s Jim Cramer that the relaxed order requirements will be available for small, medium and large customers.
“Sysco is doing more than anyone in our industry to help those small business customers be successful,” he said in a “Mad Money” interview. ”[We are] eliminating those order minimums for our small, medium and large customers, but most particularly for those small companies.”
Sysco, which counts restaurants, hospitals, schools, and hotels among its partners, announced the move as part of its Restaurants Rising campaign. The program pledges to...
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