Global foodservice distribution company, Sysco Corporation, has completed the acquisition of Kent Frozen Foods (kff), a UK-based foodservice distributor.

The cash transaction, at an undisclosed price, was approved by the Competition and Markets Authority in March. The acquisition will see Kent Frozen Foods join Sysco’s other UK businesses, including Brakes, Fresh Direct and M&J Seafood.

“This acquisition is a perfect addition to our portfolio of businesses in the UK,” said Sysco senior vice president, International Foodservice Operations – Europe, Ajoy Karna.

“We are delighted to welcome kff associates into the Sysco family of companies.”

Kent Frozen Foods will continue to operate as an independent entity, but will now enjoy the support of Sysco, with the opportunity to capitalise on closer working relationships with Sysco’s other UK and European businesses, where appropriate.

More about Sysco

Sysco is a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home.

Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.

With over 65,000 associates, the company operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations.