Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Careful what you read in press releases you come across in random Google searches. Sysco isn't going to partner to sell groceries to Columbia residents.

HOUSTON, Aug 19, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- SYSCO Corporation (NYSE:SYY) today corrected information released late yesterday by Dezina Marketing, Inc. (Pink Sheets:DZNA). Contrary to the Dezina press release, which SYSCO Corporation did not review or approve, SYSCO has not negotiated with or entered into a joint venture with Dezina to provide its products online to residential customers. SYSCO does currently deliver foodservice products to commissaries operated by Dezina.

Furthermore, quotes attributed to Keith Shapiro, president of SYSCO's operating company in Baltimore, Maryland, were not reviewed or approved by Mr. Shapiro and information describing SYSCO and its financial performance was outdated or inaccurate. Current information describing SYSCO can be found at

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. The company operates 180 distribution facilities serving more than 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2008 that ended June 28, 2008, the company generated more than $37 billion in sales. For more information about SYSCO visit the company's Internet home page at

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