Ton Christiaanse leaves Brakes after just nine months

Date: November 6, 2017Leave a comment

Brakes UK chief executive officer Ton Christiaanse has left the wholesaler after just nine months. He took over from Phil Wieland, who departed “to pursue other interests”. Christiaanse (pictured) joined […]


Sysco aids Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Date: September 4, 2017Leave a comment

Brakes Group owner Sysco Corporation, of Houston, Texas, is donating ‘at least’ $1 million to the flood emergency appeal following the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Half of this sum has […]


Brakes announces Karna’s promotion and McMeikan’s departure

Date: March 31, 2017Leave a comment

Houston-based Sysco Corporation has appointed Ajoy H Karna senior vice president international foodservice operations – Europe. In this role he has responsibility for Brakes Group, which the US giant bought […]


Brakes Group swells Sysco’s sales and profits

Date: February 20, 2017Leave a comment

Leading US foodservice business Houston-based Sysco Corporation increased gross profit by 19.2% to $2.6 billion in the 13 weeks to the end of 2016. Sales rose by 10.7% to $13.5 […]


Sysco directors express caution about Brakes Group

Date: August 19, 2016Leave a comment

Sysco Corporation, the giant Houston, Texas, company whose $2.2bn takeover of Brakes Group was recently completed, is asking shareholders to be patient in their expectations of the new acquisition. In […]


Brakes sets up specialist Scottish operation

Date: April 4, 2016Leave a comment

Brakes Group, whose Scottish operations have a turnover of more than £68 million in regionally-produced foods, has set up a specialist division north of the border. The formation of Brakes […]


No upheaval for Brakes says new owner

Date: February 25, 2016Leave a comment

Brakes Group will continue to operate under its present name and management, including CEO Ken McMeikan – at least in the short term – should the £2.2 billion takeover bid […]