Suit Alleges U.S. Foodservice Used Third-Party Firms in Pricing Scheme

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Plaintiffs filed an amended class-action lawsuit against U.S. Foodservice in U.S. District Court here last week, detailing a scheme in which the distributor is alleged to have marked up the price of goods through the use of "value-added service providers."

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Plaintiffs filed an amended class-action lawsuit against U.S. Foodservice in U.S. District Court here last week, detailing a scheme in which the distributor is alleged to have marked up the price of goods through the use of “value-added service providers.” The VASPs, according to testimony in the lawsuit, simply served to mark up the cost of goods upon which U.S. Foodservice based its pricing to its customers. The suit was originally filed in October by Wa

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