REYES HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF COCA-COLA BOTTLING WORKS OF TULLAHOMA
ROSEMONT, IL – July 30, 2019. Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. has announced an agreement by its wholly- owned company, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, to acquire Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma, Inc., headquartered in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
“We truly enjoy being a part of the Coca-Cola system and are excited by this opportunity to grow our Coca-Cola business into Tennessee and Kentucky,” said Chris Reyes, founder and co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings.
Jude Reyes, founder and co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings added, “We remain committed to investing in our Coca-Cola business and look forward to building upon the success that Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma has seen over the years.”
The acquisition will expand the existing territory of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, which currently operates in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Indiana and Wisconsin. Reyes Holdings also owns Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, which has extensive operations in California and Nevada.
“Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma has proudly refreshed our communities since 1906,” said Jordan Ennis, president and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma. “As a family-owned business for four generations, we are looking forward to the possibilities for our operations and territory as part of another family-owned company, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling.”
Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma began producing and selling Coca-Cola products in 1906, starting in Tullahoma, TN. During the past 113 years, the company expanded its operations to cover 30 counties in Tennessee and Kentucky, adding sales and distribution centers in Clarksville, TN, Elizabethtown and Owensboro, KY, and a warehouse in Tullahoma. The company employs more than 200 associates, many of whom are long-tenured employees.
“We look forward to continuing Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma’s proud 113-year history of supporting their employees, customers, consumers and community, as well as being an important part of the Coca-Cola system in the United States,” said Jeff Laschen, CEO of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling.
The acquisition is expected to close by the end of September 2019.
About Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.
Reyes Holdings, aligned with leading beverage and foodservice providers, produces and delivers some of the best-known brands and widest variety of food and beverage items to retailers around the world. Annually, the company delivers more than 1.3 billion cases of beverage and food products from over 170 locations across the world. Reyes Holdings operations include Reyes Beer Division, the largest beer distributor in the United States representing import, craft and domestic beer brands; The Martin- Brower Company, L.L.C., a global quick-service restaurant distribution business and the largest supplier worldwide of distribution services to the McDonalds restaurant system; Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C., one of the largest broadline foodservice distributors in the United States; Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, a dedicated Coca-Cola bottler and distributor serving Chicagoland and the Midwest; and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling, a West Coast bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products. Reyes Holdings is the 9th largest privately held company in the United States with more than 33,000 employees and annual sales exceeding $33 billion. For more information about Reyes Holdings, visit the company website at www.reyesholdings.com.
About Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling
Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling is a bottler and distributor of refreshing Coca-Cola sparkling and still brands. We service stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, offices, and college campuses throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C., we are dedicated to adding value to the Coca-Cola supply chain, providing the best, most-reliable service to our customers and contributing to our community while creating an outstanding work environment for our employees. For more information, visit www.greatlakescocacola.com.
Media Contact: Andrew Moyer
- Posted in: Press Releases
- July 30, 2019