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Food

November 03, 1998

* U.S. Foodservice, the nation's second-largest distributor of food to restaurants and institutions behind Sysco Corp., agreed to buy Joseph Webb Foods Inc. for an undisclosed price to boost its business in California. Vista-based Joseph Webb operates in Los Angeles and Northern California and had sales of about $157 million last year. U.S. Foodservice shares rose 56 cents to close at $48.06 on the NYSE.

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