Sysco Headquarters in Houston Texas

Sysco Headquarters in Houston, Texas

FTC sues to block Sysco-US Foods merger

Agency cites harm to customers in local markets

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block the proposed merger of Sysco Corp. and US Foods, saying the proposed $8.2 billion combination of the country’s two national broadline distributors would hurt consumers.

The agency said the merged company would have 75 percent market share, and that restaurants and other foodservice providers would face higher prices if the merger were allowed to go through. Restaurants would have to either absorb those prices or pass them on

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