Sysco Corp., Houston, Texas, acquired J & M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods, Inc. for approximately $44 million in combined annual sales.
J & M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods, sister companies based out of Modesto, Calif., operate throughout northern California and Oregon.
J&M Meats is a foodservice distributor specializing in center-of-the-plate products, serving foodservice customers and small retail locations in the Hispanic segment.
Imperio Foods carries dry Hispanic retail-pack canned good products.
“We are excited to welcome J & M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods into the Sysco family of businesses,” says Greg Bertrand, executive vice president, U.S. foodservice operations for Sysco. “The acquisition of these businesses is a complementary adjacency to our existing California area business and provides Sysco with the opportunity to further extend our reach into the Hispanic customer segment.”
J & M Wholesale Meats and Imperio Foods executives will continue to manage the business, including owner and operator, Maria Jimenez.