Sysco Corp acquires Robert's Foods
Dec 20, 2004 2:18 PM, from staff and wire reports
Sysco Corp has acquired Robert's Foods, a broadline foodservice distributor based in Springfield IL. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1916, Robert's Foods operates from a 58,000-square-foot distribution facility and employs approximately 85 associates. Robbie Robert, grandson of founder Henry Robert, will continue to serve as president and chief executive officer of the company, which distributes food items and related foodservice supplies to customers throughout central Illinois and portions of Indiana, Wisconsin, and Missouri.
The largest foodservice marketing and distribution organization in North America, Sysco provides food and related products and services to about 400,000 restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments, and other foodservice customers. Supported by 46,300 associates, it has operations throughout the United States and Canada.
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