Sysco Corp acquires Doerle Food Services

Feb. 21, 2018
Learn about Sysco Corp's latest acquisition, Louisiana broadline distributor Doerle Food Services.

Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY) has acquired Doerle Food Services, a leading Louisiana broadline distributor with approximately $250 million in annual foodservice distribution sales.

With its headquarters in Broussard LA, Doerle Food Services was founded in 1950 by Paul Doerle Sr as a small, local produce distributor. Since then, the family-owned business has grown into a multi-million dollar broadline distributor, servicing parts of a six-state area including Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

“We are excited to welcome Doerle and its rich, long history to the Sysco family,” said Tom Bené, Sysco’s president and chief executive officer. “Doerle has a sterling reputation of providing the highest-quality products, cultivating deep, long-term relationships with customers and suppliers, and providing impeccable service. We believe these principles align with Sysco’s vision of being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.”

Sysco is acquiring the foodservice distribution business of Doerle Food Services. Doerle Energy & Marine is not part of the transaction. Sysco expects to retain the executive management team of the foodservice distribution business.

“As part of our strategic M & A plan, Sysco is focused on finding attractive growth opportunities which complement or expand the footprint of our core business,” said Bené.

With more than 65,000 associates, Sysco operates about 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion.

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