Sysco Acquires Louisiana-Based Doerle Food Services
HOUSTON, TX - Expanding its reach in the southern region, Sysco announced this week that it has acquired broadline distributor Doerle Food Services.
“We are excited to welcome Doerle and its rich, long history to the Sysco family,” stated Tom Bené, Sysco's President and Chief Executive Officer. “Doerle has a sterling reputation of providing the highest-quality products, cultivating deep, long-term relationships with customers and suppliers, and providing impeccable service. We believe these principles align with Sysco’s vision of being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.”
Headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, the new subsidiary was founded in 1950 by Paul Doerle, Sr., as a small, local produce distributor. Now with approximately $250 million in annual foodservice distribution sales, the family-owned business has grown to serve six states, including:
“As part of our strategic M&A plan, Sysco is focused on finding attractive growth opportunities which complement or expand the footprint of our core business,” continued Bené in a press release. “The acquisition of Doerle is a great fit for Sysco and reaffirms our commitment to creating value for our customers, associates, and shareholders.”
Clarifying that Doerle Energy & Marine is not part of the transaction, Sysco stated that it expects to retain the executive management team of the foodservice distribution business.
Details of the acquisition itself were not included in the release.