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Participants
Neil Russell SVP of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
Kevin Hourican President and CEO
Aaron Alt CFO
Alex Slagle Jefferies
Edward Kelly Wells Fargo
Jeffrey Bernstein Barclays
Nicole Miller Piper Sandler
John Glass Morgan Stanley
John Heinbockel Guggenheim Partners
Lauren Silberman Credit Suisse
Kelly Bania BMO Capital
John Ivankoe JPMorgan
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Operator

Good morning, and welcome to Sysco's Second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Conference Call.

As a reminder, today's call is being recorded.

We will begin with opening remarks and introductions. I'd like to turn the call over to Neil Russell, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer. Please go ahead.

Neil Russell

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Aaron Alt

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Operator

comes first question Slagle of Go the Jefferies. line with Alex Our [Operator please. Instructions] from ahead

Your line is open.

Alex Slagle

with size ball, appreciate in you transformation talk or elements the opportunities surprised the terms of you may didn't fully question pandemic you progress that. but was you that about congrats of for most, versus a of the started? Interested of in could of level if you level your belt curve what year now, to-date the in your a expectations. made Obviously full on your high assessment Kevin, major under when the be the transformational the progress

Kevin Hourican

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Operator

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Edward Kelly

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Kevin Hourican

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So, you you anything if specific add wanted that. Aaron, toss there's to to over to QX, I'll it to

Aaron Alt

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Operator

comes Bernstein Barclays. the Our next with please. question ahead from Jeffrey line Go of

Your line is open.

Jeffrey Bernstein

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Kevin Hourican

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Aaron Alt

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that And strength financial so, we for have and sales get ready opportunity to incredible lift.

Kevin Hourican

Thanks Aaron. a Jeff, you do follow-up? have

Jeffrey Bernstein

Thank Yes. very you much.

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Kevin Hourican

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Operator

question Nicole Piper please. with Sandler. next ahead the Our comes Miller Go of from line

is Your line open.

Nicole Miller

was Two of pose million the the believe about through. rate the prior one. quick $XXX questions. run I'll saves I on flow first cost XX%

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Kevin Hourican

you Thank I'll Hey for to question. for it Nicole, toss that Aaron question. the

Aaron Alt

question. refer to think to around Nicole, of morning. the I how had thoughts I back about you this. Great some earlier good would

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against costs, product or what was my interesting, of sales, the the at occur deleveraging investments the also in to away and they one-time is while business of against and you're to they look, quarters. will would a one-time the expenses also model, we the are any reflect on against the XX% they look against That's couple transitory was cost will against point I additional or in savings what the go in you are run tide approximately fixed cost the is quarters, recovery - the our As deleveraging out we'll have the the rises may that, and have really to do investments transformation and - but that, we and investments one-time comments in the with achieving and and transformation, called disappear of that our nature encourage as benefit rate trying important the future previously, saw portfolio. that will for XX% Joel had quarter fixed recovery

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Nicole Miller

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Kevin Hourican

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Nicole Miller

out That color. lot. that actually taking me Thank I questions. helped appreciate you my a for

Kevin Hourican

Thanks, Nicole.

Operator

the comes ahead Our Stanley. please. John next Go Glass with of Morgan line from question

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John Glass

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Kevin Hourican

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John Glass

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Kevin Hourican

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Operator

question Partners. next please. line Heinbockel the of from Guggenheim Our comes Go ahead John with

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John Heinbockel

on that so about all folks, that bringing folks. questions the of And What's one, one bringing expanding in if secondarily, you you the about two do right, the Where what's bringing rolling back talked will the think timing come Then pricing pace of roll they interplay and the about thousands you on Number can think simultaneously? right. pricing, then of or related. out? sales tested region, Kevin of that? and a of be recovery up related how rollout from, between So, managing done lot

Kevin Hourican

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Operator

please. Lauren comes Go of with from Credit question Silberman next Our Suisse. ahead the line

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Lauren Silberman

role. Thanks and congrats on the new

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Kevin Hourican

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Lauren Silberman

that Yes, brand one. sales transitory? points. expand just be as of factors in largely XXX decrease on label penetration quick you you to the down basis drove one percentage the private that a On local cases, do Sysco expect that Can and the

Kevin Hourican

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Operator

question Go Kelly please. next the line Our Bania ahead from with Capital. of comes BMO

is line Your open.

Kelly Bania

International inventory. Wanted to sounds but some pressures there just also bit some ask It mix gross a margin. little more like maybe about

when better? than quarters was ago, was a it of that you little if margin couple can surprising curious gross it sales even It even was lower Just a manage just worse. were that

can potential recovery there for So, the thinking in of how different U.S.? do should manage is terms versus term either International? in we if just about International what think margin anything about longer And to the you that curious

Kevin Hourican

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Aaron Alt

quick Kevin and good Three Kelly. adds. you, Thank morning,

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Kelly Bania

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Kevin Hourican

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Operator

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John Ivankoe

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Kevin Hourican

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John Ivankoe

Great. Thank you.

Kevin Hourican

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Neil Russell

Thank us very today. Company. want you, our joined to reiterate for you investors have Thank interest our analysts in thanks Kevin to who and your and I just much your

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Operator

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