Statement of FTC Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein on Sysco and U.S. Foods’ Abandonment of Their Proposed Merger

Agency had Alleged that Merger would Harm Consumers and Businesses across the Country

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Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition Director Debbie Feinstein issued this statement following the announcement from Sysco and U.S. Foods that they will abandon their proposed merger:

“Sysco and U.S. Foods’ decision to abandon the transaction is a victory for both competition and consumers. The evidence shows that Sysco and US Foods were strong rivals in broadline food distribution whose combination would have harmed consumers.”

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