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  • abe60016 abe60016 Jan 11, 2000 9:57 PM Flag

    Alliant Food Services

    It has been rumored that SYY will move in on the possible break up of Alliant Food Services. Alliant MA's are telling their customer's, SYY reps are hearing the rumor from everywhere-any thoughts?

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    • The owners of Alliant are intrested in one thing
      ROI and the operations is not cutting it. Look for a
      plan to maximize ROI and selling off branches one by
      one or the whole organization then they will do it.
      Remember less competation means better margins...something
      Sysco would like. Alliant will not be a long term
      player..losing their main profit maker the Kraft line this
      February and that contributes better than 50% of the
      profit..seems that Phillip Moris was not intrested in keeping
      their exclusive with Alliant as Alliant was not growing
      the line. Now this will be a big hit on Alliant.
      Higher energery (fuel oil) cost will be a killer on
      Alliant who's main customer is healthcare and healthcare
      is in the dumper and its a very low margin business
      with high risk and very slow pay. Yes any way you look
      at it Sysco will be a winner as Alliant will not be
      with us this time next year as we know it.

    • BYE!!

    • We need to talk... PRO*ACT is a major problem for
      FreshPoint because they actually can put together national
      cost saving programs. Let's continue this conversation
      on the FRES board. I have a great amount of respect
      for Sysco and don't want to confuse these folks with
      produce discussions.



    • read your prior note - good comments. Forgive my
      impromptu remarks.

      Don't think however that present
      FP management will stay at the top. My guess is that
      they will be notched down a bit to regional management
      responsibilities. Different styles.

      What is your opinion of
      PRO*ACT? Some feel that was FP's biggest problem. Do you
      think Sysco will eventually roll over them - with vast
      economies and broad line programs?

      FP does not have
      national distribution or even anything close to it.Where
      there are no FP houses - how will Sysco execute
      national or region customer programs?

      I also know
      way too much.

    • Post 1689 on FRES Board you must have missed it.



    • What does 'produce expert'mean? Is that the
      answer to my question? You claim to have some knowledge
      about the merger and the produce industry but fail to
      respnd to a question.

      Is being cryptic and
      sarcastic a guise for lack of knowledge?
      Do you have
      answers or just pretense?
      What do you really know,

    • to get a clearer picture of the merger. S&P
      recently reaffirmed SYY's bond ratings, making the
      observation that its operating income consistently
      outperforms the industry.

      SYSCO already sells a
      billion dollars worth of produce per year. That's about
      5.5% of SYSCO's annual sales. SYSCO's purchasing power
      already enables it to purchase entire fields of product.
      This deal will enhance SYSCO's position in the
      procurement of quality produce.

      SYSCO has the systems
      and know-how to successfully manage this merger and
      continue to add shareholder value.

      This deal will
      be a foot hold into revenue expansion through
      account penetration. It's a great move.

    • A voicemail message was put out by the Vice
      President of Sales advising the sales force to neither
      confirm nor deny the rumors, but rather to merely state
      that they had heard the rumor but did not know any
      thing else.

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