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12. U.S. Foodservice
U.S. Foodservice
2007 revenue: $20.2 billion
Fiscal year end: Dec. 31
2007 Employees: 27,160
Industry: Wholesalers: Food
CEO: Robert Aiken
Location: Rosemont, Ill.

It's one of the nation's biggest food-service suppliers, distributing products to 250,000 customers across the nation including restaurants, hospitals, hotels, schools and government institutions. Private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice bought the company from Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold in 2007.

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Last updated May 28 2008: 12:40 PM ET