Sysco is further fortifying its standing in the specialty industry as the distributor recently announced a strategic acquisition. Entering an agreement to purchase Greco and Sons from Arbor Investments and the Greco family, Sysco gains access to 10 new distribution centers servicing 22 geographies nationwide.
“We are excited to welcome Eddie Greco and the rest of the Greco and Sons family to Sysco. The addition of this great company to Sysco’s portfolio of specialty companies will enable us to better serve Italian-focused customers by establishing a new Cuisine-Focused Selling platform. Greco has perfected a go-to-market approach to serve the Italian segment, and we are committed to maintaining that excellence and expanding the capability to new geographies, over time,” said Kevin Hourican, Sysco’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Greco team will bring significant experience and considerable expertise to this high growth sector, along with a track record of exceptional customer service and an extensive selection of exclusive premium products. Our combined value proposition will help both our companies achieve greater growth through a highly differentiated and tailored customer experience.”
Founded in 1990, Greco and Sons imports and distributes a full line of premium quality food products, as well as manufactures value-added specialty meat products.
Upon completion of the transaction, Greco and Sons will operate as a standalone division within Sysco, similar to the company’s existing specialty produce and protein businesses. Sysco expects to retain the executive leadership team of Greco and Sons, as well as all current associates, a press release stated.
Greco and Sons and its family of foodservice companies proudly offer over 15,000 products and service over 8,000 customers including independent restaurants, pizzerias, hotels, country clubs, quick serve establishments, bars, schools, and grocery stores. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.
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