I just received my first account application from a distributor. They demand my SS & Driver's License #, home address & phone (even though the business is incorporated). They also want a co-signer, authorization for a credit check, my business checking acct. # (& balance), business loan number (& balance), and a complete financial statement. This is more than I needed to give the bank to take out the loan in the first place! They offer no terms, and it certainly seems like a lot for COD. The sales rep didn't have a very helpful attitude. Just said, "If you won't even give us your Social Security #, there's no point in my taking this to the office." I repeated to him that the business is incorporated, therefore my personal information has nothing to do with the account, but he didn't seem to get it, just looked at me as if I was a moron. So now I have three questions: Is this over-harvesting of information SOP for food industry distributors? Are extended dating & % off terms rarely granted? (there were no options on the application.) Does Sysco carry anything that can't be found elsewhere?