Sysco Acquires Lincoln Poultry & Egg Co.

Regional foodservice distributor has annualized revenues of approximately $200 million.

Houston: Sysco Corp. has acquired Lincoln Poultry & Egg Co., a leading broadline foodservice distributor based in Lincoln, NE. The acquisition is effective as of July 12, 2010. The management team and employees of Lincoln Poultry will become employees of Sysco.

"Lincoln Poultry's high-quality operation and deep customer relationships represent an excellent growth opportunity for Sysco," says Mike Green, Sysco's executive vice president, foodservice operations. "We look forward to welcoming Lincoln Poultry to Sysco and positioning this investment for further growth."

Lincoln Poultry & Egg started as a fresh poultry and egg distribution business in 1957 and has successfully grown into a diversified broadline foodservice distributor. Lincoln Poultry serves more than 800 customers which are primarily located throughout the central United States.

"We're very pleased to join the Sysco family," says Kim Brown, Lincoln Poultry's president. "We look forward to providing the same great service to our customers and showing them an even broader line of quality-assured foodservice products."