SYSCO Corporation, Houston, TX, foodservice marketer and distributor, announced its subsidiary for personal care amenities and other hotel operating supplies, Guest Supply, LLC, has acquired Austin Tatum, a personal care amenity company headquartered in Hong Kong.
The acquisition of Austin Tatum represents an important step for Guest Supply's and SYSCO's expansion into the international market," said Richard J. Schnieders, SYSCO's chairman and CEO. "With a local presence and infrastructure in place, Guest Supply will now be in a position to better service the Asian properties of its U.S.-based clients as well as increase its Asian client base and the number of product categories it sells in Asia."   ; SYSCO distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers that prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. In 2006, the company had $33.9 billion in sales.