About Us

Sysco Albany was formed in 1933 as The Albany Frosted Foods when Herbert K. Liebich began selling frozen vegetables to restaurants in the area. The business ran out of a small retail store in Elsmere, NY and the vegetables were packed by the original developer of frozen foods, the Bird’s Eye Company. Business was conducted by taking an order one week and delivering it on a “Peddler” truck the following week. Incorporated in June of 1936, Albany Frosted Foods is the oldest, continuously operating frozen food distribution company in the United States.

 

Over the years, the business grew and evolved along with the needs of the industry. In 1961, the company moved from downtown Albany to Warehouse Row (Fuller Road) in Colonie, New York. Albany Frosted Foods, Inc. joined Sysco Corporation of Houston, Texas, in September 1970 as one of the original 8 Sysco Houses. In 2001, Sysco Albany moved into their new 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located 60 acres in Halfmoon, New York.

 

Today, Sysco Albany has approximately 400 employees, over 100 suppliers including local suppliers (within a 200 mile radius of our facility) and an average of 3800 active customers over 5 states including NY, VT, MA, CT and NJ.

About Us

Sysco Albany was formed in 1933 as The Albany Frosted Foods when Herbert K. Liebich began selling frozen vegetables to restaurants in the area. The business ran out of a small retail store in Elsmere, NY and the vegetables were packed by the original developer of frozen foods, the Bird’s Eye Company. Business was conducted by taking an order one week and delivering it on a “Peddler” truck the following week. Incorporated in June of 1936, Albany Frosted Foods is the oldest, continuously operating frozen food distribution company in the United States.

 

Over the years, the business grew and evolved along with the needs of the industry. In 1961, the company moved from downtown Albany to Warehouse Row (Fuller Road) in Colonie, New York. Albany Frosted Foods, Inc. joined Sysco Corporation of Houston, Texas, in September 1970 as one of the original 8 Sysco Houses. In 2001, Sysco Albany moved into their new 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located 60 acres in Halfmoon, New York.

 

Today, Sysco Albany has approximately 400 employees, over 100 suppliers including local suppliers (within a 200 mile radius of our facility) and an average of 3800 active customers over 5 states including NY, VT, MA, CT and NJ.

Fast Facts

  • We have 9000 unique items in stock on average
  • Approximately 3800 active customers are delivered an average of 50,000 cases daily
  • Our distribution area covers 5 states (NY, VT, MA, CT and NJ)
  • 4 Distribution Depots – Champlain, Amsterdam, Saugerties and Newburgh
  • 95 Tractors and 110 Trailers
  • 3 Temperature-Zoned Warehouse – Dry, Cooler and Frozen. 3 Cooler Zones: 32-33 degrees (eggs), 36-39 degrees (lettuce, meats, seafood and poultry), 48-50 degrees (bananas and tomatoes) and Freezer at 0-5 degrees
  • Inventory is turned every 15 days on average (Produce every 2.5 days or less)
  • We are an MSC approved Seafood Distributor (Marine Stewardship Council Member) – meaning we are buying from sustainable sources
  • We deal with MANY local farmers including growers in Saratoga, Rensselaer and Dutchess Counties
  • Our service level runs an average 98%
  • Our Merchandising Department had over 260 years of combined experience in Food Service with an average tenure of almost 20 years each!
  • Our sales force consists of 85 Marketing Associates, 6 Account Executives and 10 Districts
  • We are proud to be a part of Sysco Corporation – the World’s Largest Food Distributor and a Fortune 65 Corporation

Featured Products

Beyond Burger

Preserves the satisfying experience of eating a beef burger with all the added benefits of eating a plant based meal.

Beyond Burger

Preserves the satisfying experience of eating a beef burger with all the added benefits of eating a plant based meal.

Portico Scallops

North Atlantic Georges Banks dry U 10 Scallops

White Marble Farms Pork Belly

All Natural USDA source verified

White Marble Farms Pork Belly

All Natural USDA source verified

Trinity Seafood

A member of the Marine Stewardship Council, certifying that the chain of our MSC products is not broken and are a result of sustainable fishing practices

Buckhead Beef

Buckhead Beef has guaranteed high-quality deliver products with the highest level of integrity. Skilled meat cutters assure food safety and handle meat with the highest standards in mind. Established in 1983.

Buckhead Beef

Buckhead Beef has guaranteed high-quality deliver products with the highest level of integrity. Skilled meat cutters assure food safety and handle meat with the highest standards in mind. Established in 1983.

Solutions and Services

Ecommerce Ordering Solutions

Mobile ordering and inventory platforms that will put the control of your supply chain in the palm of your hands. MySysco Ordering and Sysco Mobile Inventory allow you to create, place and review orders in addition to discovering nutritional data on our vast product line.

Culinary Business Resources

Visit our state of the art Business Resource Center and experience the hottest industry trends from plant based menus to dry-aged CAB beef.

CAKE

Enter orders faster and more accurately while tracking every transaction. Make on-the-fly menu and table adjustments all from your CAKE Point of Sale. Streamline your waitlist and reduce no-shows and walkaways by texting guests when their table is ready with CAKE Guest Manager.

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Menu Solutions

We offer our partners everything they need, in addition to premium ingredients. From a self-service app, to a team of menu experts and designers who will analyze and create your personalized, handcrafted menu.

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Ecommerce Ordering Solutions

Mobile ordering and inventory platforms that will put the control of your supply chain in the palm of your hands. MySysco Ordering and Sysco Mobile Inventory allow you to create, place and review orders in addition to discovering nutritional data on our vast product line.

Culinary Business Resources

Visit our state of the art Business Resource Center and experience the hottest industry trends from plant based menus to dry-aged CAB beef.

CAKE

Enter orders faster and more accurately while tracking every transaction. Make on-the-fly menu and table adjustments all from your CAKE Point of Sale. Streamline your waitlist and reduce no-shows and walkaways by texting guests when their table is ready with CAKE Guest Manager.

Learn More
Menu Solutions

We offer our partners everything they need, in addition to premium ingredients. From a self-service app, to a team of menu experts and designers who will analyze and create your personalized, handcrafted menu.

Learn More

Local Events

One of the benefits to being a Sysco Albany customer, is being a part of the many food shows and events that are inspirational, educational and complimentary. Attending allows you to gather recipe ideas, discover new trends, speak directly with the experts and taste-test countless products. You could walk away with valuable rebates, samples and tips for making your restaurant even more successful. Sysco Albany recently held a wonderful Food Experience Expo on April 24th at the Halfmoon Facility which was attended by nearly 1300 customers and friends!

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Delivering Fresh Career Opportunities Every Day

Drivers

Responsible for driving a tractor trailer for delivering and unloading various products for Sysco customers.

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Warehouse

Responsible for operating an electric pallet jack or forklift, selecting the correct products from warehouse.

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Sales

Promote Sysco’s products and services for building relationships with new and existing accounts.

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Drivers

Responsible for driving a tractor trailer for delivering and unloading various products for Sysco customers.

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Warehouse

Responsible for operating an electric pallet jack or forklift, selecting the correct products from warehouse.

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Sales

Promote Sysco’s products and services for building relationships with new and existing accounts.

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Contact Us

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Sysco Albany

One Liebich Lane
Halfmoon, NY, 12065-1421

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