Food distribution giant Sysco will provide temporary work opportunities for its associates at a selection of supermarket giant Kroger's distribution centers, as part of its strategy to counter the fallout of the collapse of the US restaurant sector because of the Covid-19.

Sysco associates in the United States who have been temporarily furloughed due to coronavirus's financial implications will have the opportunity to work at Kroger locations for a month or more depending on the two companies' agreement.

“During these unprecedented times, we are pleased to partner with Kroger, as both of our companies work to respond in an agile manner to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our associates and our communities,” Sysco CEO Kevin Hourican said.