Sysco Success Story

Name : Sysco
Founded : 1969
Founder : Herbert Irving,
John F. Baugh,
Harry Rosenthal
CEO : William J. DeLaney III
Industry : Fashion & Retail
Sector : Private
Country : USA
Website :

Food is an art which cannot be accomplished without the right tools and equipments; here, Sysco is the one which adheres to the promise of delivering the best food products to all. The brand does not need an introduction as it is a global name serving almost all industries. Sysco successfully serves the needs of household kitchens, Restaurants, Healthcare, Lodging and so on.


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Sysco established itself as a global brand by focusing on customer relationships and customer satisfaction. In 1970, the company had a sales figure of $115 million, which has now grown to $48 billion, recorded in June 2015. The growth of the company can also be seen in terms of the industry; they served and still are serving, which has grown from $35 billion to $255 billion till date.

They have around 425,000 customers, which swear by the services, products and innovation offered by the company. Operating from 194 locations, the company still aims to grow its customer base beyond the current figure.

Products and Supplies

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As per the cooking standards, Sysco has a very promising range of products and equipments, ranging from categories like Glassware, Dinnerware, Tabletop, Flatware, Healthcare, and more. In the assortment, the company not only focuses on the serving, but also provides supplies for sanitation, maintenance and quality assurance. They also produce equipments for safe child seating and a plethora of tray standing options. Not only this, Sysco provides all equipments from a cooking apron to a chef coat and from a baking pan to a frying pan.

Awards And Accreditations

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Now, if a brand is global and recognized, then certainly their efforts never remain unnoticed. Similarly with respect to Sysco, the efforts are not only noticed but rewarded too. Here are a few awards that Sysco has received for superior work and contribution;

  • Awarded with the FTSE4Good Index in 2003, ECPI Indices in 2010, and 2012 Gold Quill Award, by the International Association of Business Communicators, for their sustainable practices in the industry.
  • Awarded with the Role Model Award in 2015 for its products.
  • Susan G. Komen Impact Award for community serving.
  • Included in the list of world’s 10 most innovative Food Companies.
  • The brand was also the finalist of BC Hydro Power Smart Excellence Award, 2012.

Community Service And Philanthropy

In the race of achieving name and fame, Sysco has never forgotten the social and communal ethics, which is well reflected by their philanthropic acts and community servings. The company has always served the needs with corporate giving and volunteering.

  • Hunger Relief: They have donated a good amount of $4.5 million to eradicate hunger in America by donating to the Hunger Relief Organizations.
  • Education: They offer scholarships to support the youth, to pursue a career in food and hospitality.
  • Agriculture and Sustainability: They try to foster the environment-friendly approach to protect the resources and preserve them for future generation.

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