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    U.S. Foodservice-Memphis Division Buys Its Currently Occupied Building

    The real estate move for the company will double the size of the facility and create new jobs.
     

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Memphis division of U.S. Foodservice Inc. recently announced it has agreed to purchase the building it currently occupies at 5900 Holmes Rd. from Belz Enterprises.

    "We are doubling the size of our facility to dramatically increase the number of products we offer our customers," Joe Campbell, division president, U.S. Foodservice-Memphis said in a released statement. "We appreciate the support of the City of Memphis/Shelby County Industrial Development Board, the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority and look forward to creating as many as 60 new, high-quality jobs as our operations grow in this outstanding community."

    In order to increase its operations and to meet the demand of its customers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, the company stated that it plans to expand its operations to encompass the building's 385,000 square feet by the end of this year.

    "We evaluated opportunities in both Tennessee and Mississippi before deciding to expand our Memphis facility," added Campbell. "We've been a member of the Memphis business community for more than 50 years and are looking forward to continuing our tradition of serving the community for many years to come."

    The Memphis division currently employs more than 200 people.

    U.S. Foodservice is a foodservice distributor, offering more than 350,000 national brand products and its own high-quality private label items, ranging from meats to produce to frozen foods. The company employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide.

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