Sysco Corp., Houston, TX, has acquired Irish food distributor Pallas Foods Limited. The acquisition expands Sysco's international presence.
Pallas Foods has annual revenues of approximately $200 million and employs about 500 associates. Pallas operates its broadline distribution business from its Newcastle West facility supplemented by eight operating depots throughout Ireland.
Sysco sells, markets and distributes food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. The company operates 180 distribution facilities serving more than 400,000 customers. For the fiscal year 2008 that ended June 28, 2008, the company generated more than $37 billion in sales.