Sysco announced on Oct. 11, 2023, that is has agreed to acquire Edward Don & Company (DON), a distributor of foodservice equipment, supplies and disposables based in Chicago, IL.
Don generates roughly $1.3 billion in annual revenue, servicing a broad range of restaurant, foodservice and other customers across the United States. This acquisition will allow Sysco to add strategic new capabilities and diversified offerings to complement its existing business and create a specialty Equipment and supplies platform that will provide better customer selection and service. More specifically, DON will bring:
- A broad distribution footprint with over 1.4 million square feet of distribution centers and office space in key U.S. geographies.
- A dedicated and experienced field sales team focused on equipment and supplies.
- Design and build capabilities that complement existing business.
DON will operate as a standalone specialty division within Sysco when the transaction is completed. In addition, Sysco expects to retain the leadership team of DON, as well as all current employees.