Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Readers Respond

News Opinion Readers Respond

A misguided corporate takeover [Letter]

I'm neither an employee nor a stockholder in Sysco or U.S. Food Service, but this combination will not benefit either company or its employees ("Sysco to buy US Foods, former Columbia-based company, for $3.5 billion," Dec. 9).

Two companies calling on the same stores and restaurants doesn't help. Are they going to have two trucks delivering items, two separate warehouses operating with the same merchandise?

There would have to be layoffs, and no competition coupled with layoffs is not a good match. If one company has been offering a better price than the other that will certainly end that. I'm surprised no agency has tried to stop this takeover.

Frank F. Braunstein, Pikesville

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Expanding opportunities for Baltimore high school grads

    Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) applauds David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, on his thoughtful commentary about the critical need to increase college enrollment among Baltimore City public high school graduates ("Making a long-term commitment to Morgan," May 9). He rightfully...

  • The Freddie Gray protesters are heroes

    The Freddie Gray protesters are heroes

    After reading the responses of Baltimore writers to the death of Freddie Gray, I too felt the need to weigh in ("Baltimore writers reflect on Freddie Gray's death," May 16).

  • Back-in parking is difficult, dangerous

    Back-in parking is difficult, dangerous

    I would like to add my observations to those of letter writer Wes Guckert, who extols the virtues of back-in angle parking in urban settings ("The best alternative to parallel parking," May 28).

  • What about all those prescription drugs?

    What about all those prescription drugs?

    We all saw what happened during the recent demonstrations — the television coverage of people using the protest as an excuse to rob from stores at Mondawmin Mall ("Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting," April 28).

  • Learning and vision have long been linked

    Learning and vision have long been linked

    I was somewhat startled when I read this headline, "Hopkins study links student vision, learning" (May 26). I thank reporter Erica Green and Dr. Megan Collins for calling to the public's attention the link between student vision and academic performance. However, to call this "a first-of-its-kind...

  • What's wrong with celebrating Under Armour?

    What's wrong with celebrating Under Armour?

    Letter writer Frederick C. Lohn criticizes the display of the Under Armour logo by Maryland's governor, Baltimore's mayor and a Maryland congressman ("Why the free ads for Under Armour?" May 6).

Comments
Loading

59°