By the late 1950s, most distributors had added frozen foods to their product lines.
In 1958, Mazo-Lerch held the first food show, and was one of the first distributors to offer both custom-cut meats and beverage dispenser programs.
The decade of the 1970s saw the move to broadline, multi-branch organizations.
Consolidated Foods bought the old Pearce-Young-Angel distribution network in 1971 and merged it with its Monarch Foods subsidiary to form PYA/Monarch.
Many of the entities that make up US Foods were founded in the 19th century, including one that sold provisions to travelers heading west during the 1850s gold rush. The company is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. In October 2011, the company launched a new brand identity reflecting its strategic focus on creating a better food offering and service experience for customers.
Since, US Foods has introduced more specialized products, brands and services to help drive customer growth.
In 1933, Sexton opened a warehouse and truck fleet in Brooklyn, New York to support the New York Sexton sales force. was operating branch warehouses and truck fleets in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Long Island City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh to support the Sexton national salesforce. was listed as a public company on the Over the Counter Stock Market with million in sales and million in profits. had million in sales, which represented 5% of the total institutional foodservice industry. The partnership took over the small provision-pushcart business of Samuel Irwin, a civil war vet.
In 1965, Americans spent just 20 cents of every food dollar for food away from home.
Reid-Murdoch was a major sponsor of The Teenie Weenies comic strip.