US Foods to return to acquisition strategy

US Foods to return to acquisition strategy

Distributor outlines plans after failure of Sysco merger

The failure of US Foods Inc.’s merger with Sysco Corp. won’t keep the distributor from making deals in the future, recently appointed CEO Pietro Satriano said Tuesday.

US Foods will return to its pre-merger strategy of active acquisitions, Satriano said in a call discussing second-quarter earnings, his first since he replaced John Lederer as CEO last month.

In the couple of years before the proposed merger with Sysco, in 2013, US Foods made acquisitions to

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