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< Back to news 22 October, 2015

Guest Supply Acquires Gilchrist & Soames

Guest Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco Corporation, has announced that it has acquired Beacon supply partner, Gilchrist & Soames. Gilchrist & Soames, one of the leading luxury personal care amenity providers in the hospitality industry.

Guest Supply provides products that enhance the guest experience in nearly 25,000 hotels, resorts and spas in more than 100 countries around the globe. Gilchrist & Soames' renowned brands are found in the most prestigious hotels, spas and resorts throughout the world.

"With Gilchrist & Soames' strong reputation in the high-end personal care amenities category and its solid customer base in the hospitality segment, this acquisition expands Guest Supply's luxury personal care offerings for hotels, resorts and spas," said Paul Xenis , president and chief operating officer of Guest Supply. "By leveraging both companies' skillsets and expertise, we will bring a new level of service to our customers and further position our business for future growth."

"Joining Guest Supply will allow Gilchrist & Soames to leverage manufacturing facilities, supply chains, logistics, and product development and creative resources that will further benefit our customers and enhance our leadership position in the luxury hospitality segment," said Kathie De Voe, president and chief executive officer of Gilchrist & Soames.

Guest Supply will continue to operate all Gilchrist & Soames manufacturing and distribution facilities and sales resources operating out of Indianapolis, Ind., and Peterborough, England.

About Sysco
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 196 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers.

About Guest Supply
Guest Supply, a Sysco company, has been the leading provider of hospitality products to the lodging industry for more than 35 years with more than 30,000 products sold in more than 25,000 well-known chains and independent properties around the globe. As the only global provider to the hotel and lodging industry, the company maintains relationships with leading hotels around the world. 

Gilchrist and Soames
Image credit: Gilchrist & Soames

Already a Beacon customer? Don't worry, you can still expect the same great service and pricing through Beacon on your guest supplies. Should you require more information on the acquisition by Guest Supply, please contact your Beacon Account Manager or the Beacon offices on 01904 695535.