Imperial Sugar Base CaseBy Sean Gallagher | Posted 2002-03-18 Print
Even as it filed for bankruptcy protection, the sugar powerhouse sought a high-tech escape hatch framed by XML and J2EE.
Imperial Sugar Base Case
Headquarters: 1 Imperial Square, Sugar Land, Texas
Phone Number: (281) 491-9181
Business: The largest processor and marketer of refined sugar in the United States and a distributor of sugar, sauces, seasonings, drink mixes and desserts to the food-service industry
Chief Information Officer: George Muller
Financials in 2001: $1.55 billion in net sales, $322.8 million in net losses in fiscal year ending in September (combining results before and after bankruptcy)
Challenge: Return a company still heavily in debt to profitability in an industry with only 1%-2% annual growth and product prices at 15-year-lows
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