Royal Ahold, the international food provider, today announced that its foodservice distribution company in the United States, U.S. Foodservice, has completed its acquisition of PYA/Monarch. PYA/Monarch is a prominent foodservice operator, particularly in southeastern United States. The transaction involves a cash sum of USD 1.57 billion and includes a multi-year supply agreement between U.S. Foodservice and former owner Sara Lee Corporation.