U.S. Foodservice announced that John A. Lederer will join the company on September 8, 2010, as its new president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors.
Lederer is currently chairman and chief executivef officer of Duane Reade, a New York based pharmacy retailer recently acquired by Walgreens. He joined Duane Reade in 2008 and led a company-wide revitalisation effort. Prior to Duane Reade, he spent 30 years at Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest grocery retailer and wholesale food distributor. Lederer held a number of leadership roles at Loblaw including President from 2001 to 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University. He will be relocating to Chicago prior to starting with U.S. Foodservice.
U.S. Foodservice is one of the country's leading foodservice distributors, offering more than 43,000 national, private label and signature brand items and an array of services to its more than 250,000 customers. The company employs 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations nationwide who are poised to serve customers beyond their expectations.
Source: U.S. Foodservice