Systems Services of America to Relocate to Arizona

Previously known as McCabe's Quality Foods, the Portland-based quick service and casual dining restaurant supplier was acquired by foodservice industry marketer and distributor, Services Group of America, today a $2.5 billion firm, in 2000 to serve that rapidly growing business segment and joined SGA wholly owned subsidiaries: broadline distributor Food Services of America; fresh produce marketer Amerifresh and custom meat processor, S&P Meats.

According to Gerald Cobb, president and ceo, only its company's corporate staff will be relocating. None of the operations located in around the state or do business throughout the West and Pacific Rim will be affected, he said. The relocation is expected to take place in the spring of 2007 and those who elect to move with the company will be provided with full relocation assistance, he added.

"The decision to relocate our corporate offices is based on the changing dynamics of our business," said Cobb in a statement. "By relocating our corporate functions closer to our parent company's operational core, we gain greater efficiencies through synergies in the organization that present new opportunities for future company growth."

He said historically, company management was combined with distribution center operations. But because of acquisitions and regional customer growth, the company experienced a significant shift in sales volumes to the Southwestern states.


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