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International Yogurt Co., a Portland-based maker of frozen desserts, has landed a sweet deal with food service giant Sysco Corp.
The frozen yogurt, ice cream and sorbet manufacturer said it has started supplying Sysco Corp. with 4-ounce hard-packed yogurt cups called "Cool N' Classy." International Yogurt declined to estimate the dollar value of the Sysco deal.
Houston-based Sysco controls about 8 percent of all food service sales in the United States and does $13 billion in sales a year.
For the past few years, the 20-year-old International Yogurt has hovered around the break-even point. In fiscal 1996, the company did about $7.9 million in sales and had …