According to this story in the Baltimore Business Journal, US Foodservice “will close its Columbia office, eliminating 150 jobs.”
US Foodservice was a real hometown success story until it was bought down by an accounting scandal in February of 2003. At its height, the company employed 500 people in Howard County but since the scandal broke that number dropped significantly.
US Foodservice is the “nation’s second largest food distributer and 11th largest private company.” In July of 2007, the former parent company of US Foodservice, Royal Ahold sold the company to a private equity group for $7 billion. The new headquarters is located in Rosemont, Illinois.
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