Sysco’s Cutting Edge Solutions Announces Additional Product Offerings

HOUSTON — Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced the availability of nine new products exclusively for customers through its Cutting Edge Solutions platform.

Designed to enable our customers to succeed by differentiating themselves in an evolving and competitive business environment, Cutting Edge Solutions products are sourced from leading and up-and-coming suppliers and assists customers with refreshing their menus, driving increased traffic and streamlining back-of-house operations. Since its inception in October 2015, Cutting Edge Solutions has delivered over 3.5 million cases of new, on-trend, innovative product offerings to customers.

“These new product offerings to our Cutting Edge Solutions platform demonstrates our commitment to be our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner,” said Brian Todd, senior vice president of merchandising, Sysco. “We are featuring the latest on-trend flavors and versatile product solutions.”

Sysco Brand Cutting Edge Solutions include:

Sysco Classic Ultra-Thin Chicken Breasts
Maximize efficiency and innovation with these pre-flattened boneless, skinless chicken breasts that save operators time and make it simple to serve time-honored menu favorites like chicken parmesan and chicken piccata.

Portico Simply All-Natural Chemical-Free Shrimp
Offer customers the clean, crisp and natural taste of seafood with this chemical-free shrimp that deliver maximum freshness, flavor and versatility.

Sysco Classic Asian-Style Chicken Bites
A take on traditional Japanese fried chicken, these bites are made from tender, juicy, No Antibiotics Ever chicken marinated in a savory soy-ginger brine with a delightful golden crispy coating.

Sysco Classic Chicken Katsu
These deliciously crunchy, panko-crusted sandwich-size chicken thighs meet consumer demand for trending ethnic flavors and come with a ready-to-prepare homemade appearance to save time and labor costs.

Sysco Classic Sous Vide Bone-In Short Rib
With their thaw, heat and serve format, these impeccably tender braised and slow-cooked sous vide bone-in short ribs offer an affordable and versatile option for adding a premium entrée to menus.

Sysco Imperial Sous Vide Lamb
Cooked low and slow sous vide-style to a delectable tenderness, these on-trend lamb products are ready to heat and serve in any application from center-of-the-plate bowls and ethnic-inspired sandwiches.

Land O’Lakes Extra Melt® Sharp American Premium Cheese Slices
Enhance cheese texture and flavor on burgers and sandwiches with this super thick, extra melty, mouthwatering premium American Cheese.

New product ideas for the platform are in continuous development, with the next launch scheduled for February 2020.

About Sysco

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. With over 69,000 associates, the company operates approximately 325 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2019 that ended June 29, 2019, the company generated sales of more than $60.1 billion.

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