HOUSTON – Sysco Corporation announced on July 13 that it has acquired Lincoln Poultry & Egg Co., a broadline foodservice distributor based in Lincoln, Neb.

The management team and employees of Lincoln Poultry will become Sysco employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"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."

Lincoln Poultry & Egg Co. started in 1957 as a fresh poultry and egg distribution business. Currently, it is a diversified broadline foodservice distributor. Lincoln Poultry serves more than 800 customers that 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."