Fresh produce is the ingredient for success at FreshPoint. The company is one of the largest foodservice distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables in North America. Its operations span more than 30 distribution centers in the US and Canada. In addition to produce, the company offers some fresh dairy items, as well as value-added and fancy foods. It targets regional and national foodservice customers in such markets as catering, healthcare, hospitality, restaurants, and schools. FreshPoint also supplies certain retail grocery stores and other wholesale suppliers. The company is a subsidiary of foodservice titan SYSCO. Although increasing in importance, fresh produce generates less than 10% of SYSCO's sales.
FreshPoint's distributors are strategically located across the US, in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Texas, and Canada, in Alberta and British Columbia. FreshPoint was formed in 1996, when UK-based Albert Fisher sold its US distribution business to a management team. SYSCO acquired it in 2000.