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< Back to news 25 February, 2016

Sysco Corporation buy Beacon supply partner, Brakes

Sysco Corporation, North America’s leading foodservice distributor, announced this week that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Beacon received the following statement from supply partner, Brakes.

"You may have already seen in the media that the Brakes Group announced that it will be joining Sysco, the world’s largest foodservice company.

Brakes Group and Sysco are a fantastic fit with a shared passion for food and customer service. 

For Brakes Foodservice customers it’s very much business as usual and this won’t change the way we run the business or our relationship with our customers. We’re still committed to providing great food and services and look forward to continuing to do so as Europe’s leading foodservice company."

So who is Sysco?
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food equipment and supplies to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home.

They serve customers through various operating segments:
• Broadline (79%of sales) companies serve a wide spectrum of foodservice operators
• SYGMA (12% of sales) locations provide multi-unit customers with logistics and operational expertise
• Other(9% of sales) specialty companies enhance our ability to provide our customers niche and exclusive products, and broaden our reach, through our Produce, Meat, Guest Supply, European Imports, and International Food Group locations

More information to be shared in due course.

To find out more information about Beacon, or to discuss this acquisition with your Beacon Account Manager, call 01904 695588 or click here.