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Sysco Acquires Two Californian Distributors

Sysco Corporation has announced the acquisition or two leading Californian food distributors, J & M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods, Inc.

Combined, the two companies have approximately $44m in annual sales.

J & M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods, sister companies based out of Modesto, California, operate throughout northern California and Oregon. J&M Meats, founded in 2003, is a foodservice distributor which specializes in center of the plate products, serving foodservice customers and small retail locations in the Hispanic segment. Imperio Foods was founded in 2014 and carries dry Hispanic retail-pack canned good products.

“We are excited to welcome J & M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods into the Sysco family of businesses,” said Greg Bertrand, Sysco’s executive vice president, U.S. foodservice operations. “The acquisition of these businesses is a complementary adjacency to our existing California area business and provides Sysco with the opportunity to further extend our reach into the Hispanic customer segment.”

J & M Wholesale Meats/Imperio Foods executives will continue to manage the business, including owner and operator, Maria Jimenez.

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