Note: US Foods's revenues are gauged from an analysis of company filings.
US Foods's Income Statement (based on Industry Averages)
$ Millions (Industry Average)
US Foods Revenue (Sales)
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Trademark applications show the products and services that US Foods is developing and marketing.
US Foods's new tradmarks suggest it is investing in R&D and marketing, while expanding into new products or markets.
Trademarks may include brand names, product names, logos and slogans.
NOURISH Chicken, cream cheese, vegetable salad
FIRST IN FOOD Wholesale distributorships featuring foods, paper products, supplies, and equipment related to the food service industry
PROGRESS CHECK Testing, analysis, and evaluation of the goods of others to assure compliance with industry standards relating to product quality, ingredients, sources and packaging
Patent applications show US Foods's intellectual property,
its current capabilities and future direction.
US Foods has applied for 1 patents since 2009.
US Foods's most recent patent was filed in August 2013 for Utensil Dispenser.A utensil dispenser including a reservoir that stores utensils and front and rear pedestals in contact with a next utensil. The pedestals contain a plurality of utensils within the reservoir. A gravity feed ramp moves the next utensil to an access port of the utensil dispenser. The utensil dispenser includes an actuator operably connected to a drive pin or other drive mechanism. The actuator is configured to halt a dispensing utensil at a ready position based upon contact between the dispensing utensil and the actuator. In the ready position, a handle portion of the dispensing utensil is accessible via the access port. The drive mechanism is configured to contact the next utensil. The actuator is configured to move the drive mechanism to move the next utensil to clear the front pedestal to release the next utensil from the reservoir onto the gravity feed ramp when the dispensing utensil is dispensed.
Complete list of patent applications
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Market Share of Competition: US Foods vs. Largest Competitors
A competitive analysis shows these companies are in the same general field as US Foods, even though they may not compete head-to-head.
These are the largest companies by revenue. However, they may not have the largest market share in this industry if they have diversified into other business lines.
The "Competition" section of a business plan or investment memorandum would start by analyzing the information about these companies.
Competitive advantage comes from offering better pricing or superior products/service.
These companies are in the same general field as US Foods and are rapidly expanding. Companies may grow organically or through acquisition. In some cases apparently high growth rates may be caused by data that weren't available in previous years.