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REYES HOLDINGS CLOSES ON ACQUISITION OF COCA-COLA BOTTLING WORKS OF TULLAHOMA

ROSEMONT, IL – September 27, 2019. Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. has announced that its wholly owned company, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling, closed today on the acquisition of Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma, Inc., headquartered in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

“We look forward to building upon Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma’s tradition of excellence as we continue to grow the business while providing unparalleled service to our customers throughout Kentucky and Tennessee,” said Chris Reyes, founder and co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings.

Jude Reyes, founder and co-Chairman of Reyes Holdings added, “CCBW of Tullahoma – as a successful family owned business for over 100 years – is a great fit for our family of businesses. We are excited to welcome them to the Reyes team.”

The acquisition expands 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 bottles and sells more than 500 different products and packages in 30 counties. In addition to manufacturing Coca-Cola products in Tullahoma, Tennessee, they also distribute from four locations in Tullahoma and Clarksville, Tennessee and Elizabethtown and Owensboro, Kentucky. Many of their employees are third and fourth generation.

“Getting to know the team at Coca-Cola Bottling Works of Tullahoma has made us incredibly excited for the future,” said Jeff Laschen, CEO of Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling. “We look forward to growing our role within the Coca-Cola system and together building upon our existing partnerships with employees, customers, consumers, and local communities.


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.


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