Sysco Corp., Houston, Texas, acquired J. Kings Food Service Professionals, a Holtsville, N.Y.-based broadline distributor.

J. Kings Food Service Professionals is an independent broadline distributor, servicing independent restaurant operators in Connecticut and New Jersey.

“J. Kings is a well-respected, New York-area broadline distributor, and we are happy to welcome them into the Sysco family of businesses,” says Greg Bertrand, executive vice president, U.S. foodservice operations, Sysco. “As Sysco continues to focus on M&A as part of our strategic growth plan, we believe J. Kings, with its strong local presence, combined with Sysco’s scale and depth, will provide our customers with even more of what they need to be successful in the competitive New York area market.”

J. Kings’ executives will continue to manage the business, including J. Kings’ founder and chief customer officer, John King.