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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1996
Smelkinson Sysco Food Services, a Jessup food service company, filed a $6.01 million lawsuit yesterday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore against a competitor and six former employees, alleging unfair competition and theft of secret trade information.The suit alleges that Alliant Foodservice Inc., a Deerfield, Ill.-based company that has a local office within two miles of Smelkinson's Jessup operation, has systematically attempted since November 1995 to use Smelkinson's confidential information and trade secrets, hire its employees and pirate its customers.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
A merger of the top two U.S. food distributors, Sysco and US Foods, could mean cutbacks at facilities in Severn and Jessup that employ hundreds of workers and sit fewer than 10 miles apart as a combined company consolidates operations across the United States. Sysco Corp. announced Monday that it plans to buy US Foods Inc., based in Columbia until a 2007 buyout, for about $3.5 billion in a deal that will create a company commanding at least a quarter of the $235 billion North American market.
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June 3, 1996
Police logJessup: 7900 block of Tarbay Drive: A burglar pried a lock from a storage trailer door at Smelkinson Sysco and stole tires Wednesday or Thursday.Jessup: 7900 block of Oceano Ave.: A white 1989 Ford F-350 with Maryland tags 992-071 was stolen on or before Thursday.Pub Date: 6/03/96
BUSINESS
March 20, 2005
The following events are scheduled for the Baltimore Convention Center, Howard and Pratt streets, unless otherwise noted. March 20-21 Career Conference meeting. Estimated attendance: 2,000. March 20-23 American Animal Hospital Association trade show. Estimated attendance: 1,900+. March 24-April 4 East Coast volleyball tourney. Estimated attendance: 6,600+. April 3-6 Association of Fund Raising Professionals trade show. Estimated attendance: 4,000+. Contact number: 703-684-0410. April 7-9 Council of Exceptional Children convention.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1999
James Miller, chief executive officer of U.S. Foodservice, yesterday sketched a bold vision of how a foray into the Internet will transform the Columbia company.He said the venture will trim overhead, improve customer service and help the company gain market share on its chief rival, Sysco Corp. of Houston.Miller expects the company to save a penny a share, or $101 million, next year through Internet sales of kitchen and cooking equipment to its institutional customers.Miller also expects the move into electronic commerce to help the company become the dominant player in the equipment niche of the industry, surpassing Sysco, the nation's No. 1 food and equipment supplier.
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April 5, 2004
Assured Decisions pays off fund's loan of $100,000 in 2 years Assured Decisions LLC, an information technology company, paid off a $100,000 loan from Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund in two years and has graduated to traditional financing with Citizens National Bank. The fund provided the loan in December 2002 to help Assured Decisions expand its engineering staff. According to Mike Genna, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Assured Decisions has doubled in size and revenue.
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July 10, 1997
HOWARD COUNTY got a feather in its economic development cap when Columbia-based JP Foodservice Inc. announced that it plans to acquire Rykoff-Sexton Inc. to create the nation's second-largest food service firm.The merger should allow Howard to claim the title as this state's food distribution capital. When the deal goes through, the county will become headquarters to a firm with 12,000 employees and annual revenues of $5.2 billion. JP Foodservice will rank behind only industry leader Sysco Corp.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1995
Orange County sells bondsOrange County made its much-anticipated return to the bond market yesterday, finding generally good demand for $295 million of new bonds.The sale was the first time the Southern California county sold bonds since it sought bankruptcy protection in December, after suffering a $1.67 billion loss in its investment fund. Proceeds from the bonds will help repay more than 200 cities and school districts that had invested in the fund.Orange County paid about $8 million to insure the new bonds against default and win the highest investment grade rating, triple-A.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2001
Baltimore April 20-23: Roof Consultants Institute. Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt and Howard streets. Estimated attendance: 350. April 25-27: Smelkinson/Sysco trade show. Baltimore Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 1000+. April 26-27: Daly Computer show, Baltimore Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 500+. April 28-30 American Pediatric Society convention. Baltimore Convention Center. Estimated attendance: 2,300. Contact: Debbie Anagostelis, 281-419-0052 April 30-May 3 Plant Engineering and Maintenance trade show.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2003
These events are scheduled at the Baltimore Convention Center, Howard and Pratt streets. Baltimore Sept. 18-27 Project Management Institute meeting. Estimated attendance: 4,600. Contact: Rod Abraham, 919-419- 8242, Ext. 15. Sept. 19-21 Art Baltimore03 fine arts and crafts show. Estimated attendance: 5,000+. Contact: Anne Brown, 703-787-9080. Sept. 19-21 Baltimore Comic-con show. Estimated attendance: 3,000. Contact: Marc Nathan, 410-526-7410. Sept. 26-28 International Gem & Jewelry Show.
BUSINESS
November 2, 2004
LOCALLY MedImmune Inc. Shares of the Gaithersburg biotechnology company fell $1.06, or 3.7 percent, to $27.36 yesterday after the company reported progress in two clinical trials central to the future of two potential future drugs, one a next-generation drug to succeed its FluMist nasal spray vaccine and one that may replace its Synagis drug for preventing a serious respiratory virus in high-risk infants. NATIONALLY Sysco Corp. Shares of the country's largest food service distributor climbed 72 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $32.99 after the Houston company reported its profit in the latest quarter rose 8 percent as it increased sales and trimmed expenses despite the hurricanes in the Southeast.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2004
A weekly briefing on the economic calendar Monday Existing home sales Earnings reports: Borg Warner, Hilton, Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, Sysco, American Express, EDS, Pitney Bowes Tuesday Conference Board consumer confidence Earnings reports: Bell South, DuPont, Federal Signal, Halliburton, Marathon Oil, T. Rowe Price, U.S. Steel, Wrigley Wedesday Earnings reports: America West, Argosy Gaming, Blockbuster, Nextel Partners, Northrop Grumman, Procter...
NEWS
April 5, 2004
Assured Decisions pays off fund's loan of $100,000 in 2 years Assured Decisions LLC, an information technology company, paid off a $100,000 loan from Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund in two years and has graduated to traditional financing with Citizens National Bank. The fund provided the loan in December 2002 to help Assured Decisions expand its engineering staff. According to Mike Genna, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Assured Decisions has doubled in size and revenue.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2003
Sysco Corp., the largest North American distributor of food to restaurants, hospitals and schools, said yesterday that fiscal third-quarter profit rose 11 percent, bolstered by cutting costs and by revenue from acquisitions. Net income climbed to $168.4 million, or 26 cents a share, from $151.4 million, or 23 cents, in the quarter a year earlier. Sales in the three months that ended March 29 climbed 14 percent to $6.4 billion. Sysco bought four companies in the past year, including food distributor Asian Foods Inc. and Colorado Boxed Beef Co., a meat-cutting business, adding 7.3 percent to sales in the quarter.
NEWS
April 12, 2003
James W. Boretos, a retired food service distribution executive, died of respiratory failure Monday at Howard County General Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Boretos was born and raised in Rutland, Vt. After graduation from high school, he served in the Army from 1959 to 1961. A longtime resident of Highland, he was formerly employed at Sysco Frosted Foods and Independent Foods. Until retiring in 1992, he was senior vice president of U.S. Foodservice, a Columbia-based firm that supplies foods to restaurants, hospitals, prisons and other institutions.
NEWS
April 12, 2003
James W. Boretos, a retired food service distribution executive, died of respiratory failure Monday at Howard County General Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Boretos was born and raised in Rutland, Vt. After graduation from high school, he served in the Army from 1959 to 1961. A longtime resident of Highland, he was formerly employed at Sysco Frosted Foods and Independent Foods. Until retiring in 1992, he was senior vice president of U.S. Foodservice, a Columbia-based firm that supplies foods to restaurants, hospitals, prisons and other institutions.
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