Sysco Corporation to acquire Kent Frozen Foods

Sysco Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire £47 million turnover Kent Frozen Foods.

The acquisition, which is subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority, will see Kent Frozen Foods join Sysco’s other UK businesses, including Brakes, Fresh Direct and M&J Seafood.

Ajoy Karna, Sysco’s senior vice president, international foodservice operations – Europe, commented: “Our businesses share many values, including a strong family heritage and customer-led culture and will benefit from complementary strengths in product offering and geography.”

Karna added: “The management team at Kent Frozen Foods has done a fantastic job building their business, which focuses heavily on independent customers, making it a perfect addition to our portfolio of businesses in the UK. We’re delighted that they and their loyal employees will be joining the Sysco family.”

Kent Frozen Foods, which has its headquarters in Kent and distribution facilities in Aylesford (Kent) and Witney (Oxfordshire), continue to operate as an independent entity. Its CEO Chris Beckley said: “We are thrilled to be joining the Sysco family. For our business, our colleagues and customers, having the added benefit of support from the world’s largest foodservice company presents an exciting and positive time ahead for all of us.”

Tel: Kent Frozen Foods (01622) 612345

Published Date: January 15, 2018
Category: Wholesale Industry News