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RBD Closes Acquisition of DET Distributing in Nashville

Reyes Beer Division — 2 mins read

November 4, 2022

ROSEMONT, IL – November 4, 2022. Reyes Beer Division (RBD) has officially closed on its acquisition of DET Distributing Company in Nashville and Jackson, Tennessee. The new operations will now do business as DET Beverages as a nod to the Dettwiller legacy.

“We’ve learned so much from the DET team over the past couple months, and it’s been great seeing the collaboration between our respective teams as we prepare for the transition,” said Stephen Reyes, President of Reyes Beer Division East. “We are all looking forward to the next chapter of DET’s growth and success.”

Tom Day, Chief Executive Officer, Reyes Beer Division said, “This acquisition brings together two longstanding, successful family-owned businesses. I’d like to thank the Dettwiller family and DET team for a seamless transition and know our shared values, goals and dreams will be the foundation we need to continue this incredible business.” 

We’ve learned so much from the DET team over the past couple months, and it’s been great seeing the collaboration between our respective teams as we prepare for the transition

President, Reyes Beer Division East

“I’d like to thank the Reyes Beer Division team for their commitment to our employees and operations during this transition and beyond,” said A.K. Dettwiller, Vice President of Business Development & Special Projects for DET Beverages. “I’m excited to see our work continue and the prosperous future DET has in store.”

“With Reyes Beer Division’s leadership enhancement, DET can now elevate to the next level of beverage distribution and once again be the best distributorship in the state of Tennessee,” said George Dettwiller.

The acquisition adds over 5,000 customers and approximately 9 million cases to RBD’s overall operations, and includes brands from key suppliers such as Molson Coors, Constellation, Boston Beer, Mark Anthony, Diageo, HUSA, Pabst, Sweetwater, Lagunitas, and Gambrinus.

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