ABOUT SYSCO BAHAMAS
Sysco Bahamas Food Services, Ltd., known in The Bahamas as “BFS”, is the largest wholesale food distributer in The Bahamas, servicing customers throughout the country with the finest foodservice and grocery products.
Located in the capital city of Nassau on the island of New Providence, Sysco Bahamas delivers products by truck six days per week to major resorts, hotels, restaurants and institution and ships to more than 20 islands and cays of The Bahamas using mailboat and air-freight services. Almost 400 people are employed at Sysco Bahamas, selling 10,000 products in 12 categories to more than 2000 customers. Our state-of-the-art facility sits on 20 acres of land and is designed for anticipated growth, currently featuring a 200,000 square foot warehouse plus offices and other working spaces. Shipments are received via ocean freight from our purchasing offices at Sysco International Food Group in Jacksonville, Florida and then shipped out to our retail, foodservice and export markets.
Bahamas Food Services was purchased by the Sysco Corporation in April 2013, changing the company name to Sysco Bahamas Food Services, and is still known colloquially as BFS.
Company Profile & History
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Sysco Corporation, the company commonly known as Bahamas Food Services, Ltd. (BFS) has been operating in the Bahamas since 1971.
Bahamas Food Services was formerly known as Island Sea Food (ISF), mainly buying and distributing seafood and meat items throughout Nassau. In June 2000, the company changed its name to Bahamas Food Services and added a range of products to further service its foodservice and retail customers with reliable delivery. Bahamas Food Services then acquired the largest distributor of fresh produce at that time, Prime Bahamas in the year 2010 and began offering customers fresh local and imported produce weekly.
In 2012, the Sysco Corporation purchased Bahamas Food Services and took over operations in April of 2013. As BFS was already a successful company featuring state-of-the-art facilities, modern warehouse and sales distribution technological solutions and a full fleet of delivery trucks, the Sysco team was able to simply enhance the current operation. This meant improvements in the scope of product offerings, employee benefits, systems, operations and a facility renovation project that started in 2018.
Sysco Bahamas Food Services is now the largest food distributor based in the Bahamas, serving all major islands and many small and private cays. Worldwide, Sysco operates approximately 330 distribution facilities and serves more than 600,000 customer locations in 90 countries. International Operating Companies (OpCos) outside the U.S. and Canada are located in the Bahamas, Ireland, Costa Rica, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Spain, Luxembourg, Panama and Belgium.
Sysco International Food Group (IFG) assists BFS with product procurement, Sysco-branded products and shipping to The Bahamas and regional OpCos and other distributors. As the export specialty division of Sysco, many stores tied to over 30 U.S. based restaurant chains and franchises also rely on IFG to deliver their brand and unique customer experience to consumers in over 90 countries.
Sysco Bahamas Food Services is a broad-line wholesale distributor located in Nassau, Bahamas and providing reliable delivery to Foodservice and Retail customers throughout the island of The Bahamas.
- Nassau Foodservice Department – sales to account holders in Nassau including restaurants, hotels, resorts, caterers, schools, institutions, government agencies, manufacturers, organisations and other buying groups
- Nassau Retail Department – sales to grocery stores, supermarkets, markets, convenience stores, gas stations and other outlets
- Family Island Department – sales to all both foodservice and retail accounts in the out Island, providing delivery via mailboat or air freight to most islands and cays in The Bahamas
- Wholesale Pickup (Cash & Carry) – sales to small businesses, caterers, groups, organisations and any others ordering by the wholesale case, with or without an account
ABOUT THE BUSINESS
As an official Sysco Opco, Sysco Bahamas delivers a full line of food products and a wide variety of non-food products to both independent and chain restaurant customers and other “away-from-home” locations such as healthcare and educational facilities. Locally focused, our broadline company is able to provide the hands-on customer service that sets us apart.
Our foodservice customers include restaurants, hotels, resorts, private clubs, restaurants, hospitals, government facilities and related organizations, yachts and shipboard crews. The BFS Retail Department services retail customer outlets such as grocery store, food stores, convenience stores, gas stations and more.
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BFS enjoys strategic partnerships with several companies, offering our customers exclusive access to excellent brands such as Tropic Seafood, Certified Angus Beef (CAB), Sea Best Seafood and more. Our house brands include Cardinal Cream, Lucky Canned Seafood, Bahama Brand and Island Queen canned and frozen foods.
ABOUT THE SYSCO CORPORATION
Sysco is the world’s global foodservice leader. Our robust international network supports customers in 90 different countries around the world. Sysco operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 600,000 customer locations.
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Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. Employing more than 67,000 associates, the Sysco company operates approximately 330 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 600,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2018 that ended June 30, 2018, the company generated sales of more than $58 billion.
Our international Operating Companies outside the U.S. and Canada are located in the Bahamas, Ireland, Costa Rica, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Spain, Luxembourg, Panama and Belgium.
BFS is supplied by the Sysco International Food Group (IFG) which is the export specialty division of Sysco helping to deliver their brand and unique customer experience to consumers in over 90 countries. IFG also exports Sysco-branded products to numerous distributors around the world.