History

We started small and stayed true to our values

Reyes Holdings began in 1976 when brothers Chris and Jude Reyes opened a small Schlitz beer distributorship in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Within a year, the Reyes brothers added another distributorship in Savannah, Ga. And by 1979 they moved the company’s headquarters to Chicago. There, they purchased a distributorship with a small share of the market and transformed it into a powerhouse, helping Reyes Beverage Group grow to become the national leader it is today.

We never rested on success

Their success in the beverage industry paved the way for expansion into other areas of foodservice. In 1998, Reyes Holdings acquired The Martin-Brower Company, a firm that had a relationship with McDonald’s dating to Ray Kroc’s first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Today, Martin Brower serves 16,000 McDonald’s stores worldwide.

In 2005, Reyes Holdings completed the acquisition of Wisconsin-based Reinhart Foodservice, Inc., one of the nation’s leading foodservice distributors.

By 2015, the company launched Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling LLC, which serves parts of six states in the Midwest, including the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and Milwaukee. In the years that followed, Reyes Holdings entered agreements with Coca-Cola for markets on the West Coast; including the key cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego under Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling.

Our eyes are always on the future

From our humble beginnings with a Schlitz beer distributorship, Reyes Holdings, LLC is now a global leader in the production and distribution of food and beverage products. By staying true to a long-standing commitment to excellence, Reyes Holdings, LLC has become a critical partner to companies across the country. And we continue to grow as we explore new ways to better serve the food and beverage industry, every day.