As a global leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, and more, Sysco is no stranger to growing its resources. To continue its expansion, the company has announced the acquisition of J. Kings Food Service Professionals, a broadline distributor with approximately $150 million in annual sales, based out of Holtsville, New York.
“J. Kings is a well-respected, New York-area broadline distributor, and we are happy to welcome them into the Sysco family of businesses,” Greg Bertrand, Sysco’s Executive Vice President, U.S. Foodservice Operations, stated. “As Sysco continues to focus on M & A as part of our strategic growth plan, we believe J. Kings, with its strong local presence, combined with Sysco’s scale and depth, will provide our customers with even more of what they need to be successful in the competitive New York area market.”
Kings Food Service Professionals was founded 45 years ago by John King. Skip ahead almost five decades and the company has grown to become one of the leading independent broadline distributors in the New York area, according to a press release. J. Kings Food Service also services customers in Connecticut and New Jersey with a majority of the company’s customers existing as independent restaurant operators—but the company also serves institutional, retail, and multi-unit customers.
The foodservice operator's executives will continue to manage the business, including King himself who is also the innovative company’s Chief Customer Officer.
Congrats to Sysco on the continued growth and to J. Kings Food Service Professionals for entering the Sysco family fold!