Sysco argues in favor of merger with US Foods

Sysco argues in favor of merger with US Foods

Company says local markets are highly competitive

Sysco Corp. is arguing in federal court that there is no national market for broadline foodservice distribution, and that local markets remain highly competitive, the company said Wednesday.

The Houston-based distributor is trying to get past a Federal Trade Commission move to block its proposed merger with US Foods, the nation’s second largest distributor, and the only other broadline distributor, at least before the merger, with a national reach.

The court filing was

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