Sysco Corp., Houston, Texas, acquired Doerle Food Services, a Broussard, La.-based broadline distributor.

Doerle Food Services was founded in 1950 by Paul Doerle, Sr., as a small, local produce distributor. Since then, the family-owned business services parts of a 6-state area, including Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

“We are excited to welcome Doerle and its rich, long history to the Sysco family,” says Tom Bené, Sysco’s president and CEO. “Doerle has a sterling reputation of providing the highest quality products, cultivating deep long-term relationships with customers and suppliers and providing impeccable service. We believe these principles align with Sysco’s vision of being our customers’ most valued and trusted business partner.”  

Sysco is acquiring Doerle Food Services’ foodservice distribution business; Doerle Energy & Marine is not part of the transaction.

“As part of our strategic M&A plan, Sysco is focused on finding attractive growth opportunities [that] complement or expand the footprint of our core business,” adds Bené. “The acquisition of Doerle is a great fit for Sysco and reaffirms our commitment to creating value for our customers, associates and shareholders.”