Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 Current Report
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

      Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 20, 2005

                                SYSCO CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

                 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

    1-06544                                            74-1648137
(Commission File Number)                    (IRS Employer Identification No.)

                 1390 Enclave Parkway, Houston, Texas 77077-2099
          (Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

                                 (281) 584-1390
              (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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On  September  20,  2005,  Sysco  Corporation  ("SYSCO"),  entered  into a stock
purchase  plan with  Shields & Company to purchase  up to six million  shares of
SYSCO  common stock  pursuant to Rules  10b5-1 and 10b-18  under the  Securities
Exchange  Act of 1934,  as amended  (the  "Exchange  Act").  The shares  will be
purchased  pursuant  to the share  repurchase  program  previously  approved  by
SYSCO's Board as announced on February 18, 2005. Subject to certain  conditions,
the shares will be purchased  during the period  between  September 20, 2005 and
December 16, 2005,  including during company "blackout" periods.  Depending upon
prevailing market  conditions and other factors,  there can be no assurance that
any or all authorized shares will be purchased pursuant to the plan. Rule 10b5-1
provides certain defenses to actions under Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and
Rule 10b-5  thereunder for  transactions  conducted  pursuant to written trading
plans that  satisfy the  conditions  of the Rule.  SYSCO's  Policy on Trading in
Company Securities,  which prohibits purchases by SYSCO of its securities during
certain  "blackout"  periods,  contains an  exception  for stock  trading  plans
entered into pursuant to Rule 10b5-1.


Pursuant to the  requirements of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, SYSCO has
duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the  undersigned  hereunto
duly authorized.

                                       SYSCO CORPORATION

Date:  September 20, 2005              By:  /s/ Michael C. Nichols
                                          Name:  Michael C. Nichols
                                          Title: Vice President, General Counsel
                                                 and Corporate Secretary