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ID NEWS: USF wins $150-million, three-year national healthcare contract

U.S. Foodservice (USF), Columbia, MD, has signed a $150-million, three-year contract with Beverly Enterprises, Fort Smith, AR.

The $17.5 billion broadliner will provide services to the healthcare operator's skilled nursing facilities and assisted living centers nationwide. Previously, USF handled a $17-million annual regional contract for Beverly.

"U.S. Foodservice is looking forward to serving Beverly on a national level," comments Jim Miller, USF ceo. "By consolidating suppliers, Beverly will be positioned to more effectively manage its supply chain, improving program compliance while gaining consistency in product selection. We are pleased to be building our relationship with Beverly in its mission to provide quality care."

"We're pleased to join forces with U.S. Foodservice, which we selected because of the company's proven national execution and commitment to servicing our industry's specific needs," says Chris Roussos, president of CERES Strategies, which provides procurement management services to Beverly. "We're looking forward to a long and productive relationship."

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