US Foods files lawsuit against Performance Food Group, cites alleged confidential info breach

For many in the food and beverage industry, the critical Intellectual Property (IP), that provides a competitive edge is the sensitive information related to customers, in particular who they are and which pricing and supply conditions are in place.

Protecting this critical information in a competitive market is critical.  But, when key employees up and jump ship, it is notoriously hard to ensure this sensitive information doesn’t walk out the door with them.

This US case will provide some useful insight for businesses in this situation.