Foodservice distributorSysco Corporation , Houston, said it acquiredLincoln Poultry & Egg Co., a broadline foodservice distributor based in Lincoln, Neb. The acquisition was effective as of July 12, 2010. Officials said Lincoln's management team and personnel have become Sysco employees.

"Lincoln Poultry's high-quality operation and deep customer relationships represent an excellent growth opportunity for Sysco," said 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."

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

"We're very pleased to join the Sysco family," said 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."