US Foods to shut one OKC center; eliminate 176 jobs

The Illinois-based food distributor will close one of its Oklahoma City distribution centers and cut about 176 jobs in January, according to a filing with the state.
by Brianna Bailey Modified: October 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm •  Published: October 7, 2013

The Illinois-based food distributor US Foods will close one of its Oklahoma City distribution centers and cut about 176 jobs in January.

US Foods plans to close its facility at 37 NW 122 at the end of January 2014 and eliminate jobs there, according to a layoff notice filed last week with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

The closure is expected to be permanent, according to the layoff notice.

The Oklahoman has attempted to contact company officials and is awaiting a response.

With about $21 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is the 10th-largest private company in the country, according to its website.

US Foods said in 2012 that its Oklahoma City division served about 5,000 food service customers in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Texas, including restaurants, schools, hotels and hospitals.

The NW 122nd Street facility is on of two distribution centers that US Foods has in Oklahoma City.

The other Oklahoma City distribution center is at 10211 N I-35 Service Road between Britton and Hefner roads.

US Foods also opened a 31,000 square-foot upscale grocery and restaurant supply store at Interstate 240 and S Western earlier this year called Chef'store. The new retail concept is one of two now open in the United States.

by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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