| Sysco to Buy Rival US Foods In Deal Valued At $3.5 Billion
The New York Times, December 10, 2013 Tuesday
Updated, 8:48 p.m. | The tasting menu at Per Se, Thomas Keller's gastronomic mecca, features such delicacies as dry-aged American Wagyu beef and pressed duck. What few diners realize is that some of the meats on Per Se's $295-a-person menu are provided by Sysco, the giant food distributor that supplies institutions including the United States military and schools around the country. Over the years, Sysco has gobbled up dozens of smaller companies including Newport Meat, the small California...