FTC Requests More Documents Tied to Sysco-US Foods Merger

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By John Kell

Sysco Corp. ( SYY ) said the Federal Trade Commission has requested more information and documents tied to the food distribution company's pending acquisition of peer US Foods.

The Sysco-US Foods merger, announced late last year, would bring together the nation's two biggest food-distribution companies and is expected to receive close government scrutiny. Sysco has already said it expects the regulatory review to take up to a year.

Sysco said the FTC's request is a standard part of the review process and was anticipated by the company. The company said it will "continue to work closely and cooperatively with the FTC as it conducts its review of the proposed merger."

Though both the FTC and the Justice Department could have ultimately taken the reins to review the Sysco-US Foods deal, the U.S. government last month said the FTC would handle the review.

Write to John Kell at john.kell@wsj.com

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