REYES HOLDINGS AND MARTIN BROWER CLOSE ON THE PURCHASE OF SELECT GOLDEN STATE FOODS DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES
The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. officially closes on the purchase of select Golden State Foods Corp. distribution facilities.
Rosemont, IL. November 5, 2018 – The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. (Martin Brower), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. (Reyes Holdings), has closed on the acquisition of Golden State Food Corp.’s (GSF) distribution assets that service McDonald’s restaurants in part of the continental United States and GSF’s distribution assets that service Chipotle distribution facilities for the Los Angeles and Phoenix markets.
The transaction includes distribution operations in Arizona, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington and Wisconsin that service approximately 3,900 McDonald’s restaurants and 365 Chipotle locations.
“This transaction reflects Reyes Holdings’ continued focus on delivering the best brands in the best locations across the globe,” said Chris Reyes, founder and co-chairman of Reyes Holdings. “We are excited about continued growth, as well as meeting our objective to be one of our customers’ most trusted and valued partners,” said Jude Reyes, founder and co-chairman of Reyes Holdings.
Integrating nine of Golden State Foods’ distribution centers into Martin Brower’s United States business ensures consistent service and brand stewardship for McDonald’s global operations.
“We are very pleased to welcome the hard-working and dedicated employees from Golden State Foods’ United States distribution network to Martin Brower. We are fortunate both companies share similar business cultures, operational excellence, strong values and ethical commitment. We are expecting a smooth transition for our new employees and customers,” said Bob McGonigle, CEO of Martin Brower.
“This is exciting news for the entire supply chain. The combined talent and leadership will allow us to capitalize on key best practices enabling new synergies and innovation which will provide strategic alignment for our primary customer, McDonald’s.” said Jim Haley, President North America of Martin Brower.
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 The Martin Brower Company, L.L.C.
Martin Brower is dedicated to being the leading Supply Chain Solutions provider for restaurant chains around the world, creating an outstanding work environment for our 11,000 employees and delivering unmatched value for our 25,000 restaurants in 19 countries around the world. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of honesty and integrity and ensure all employees are aware of their responsibility to carry out their jobs in an ethical manner. We pride ourselves on being a true partner with our customers, suppliers and our communities protecting their brands every minute and every hour of every day. For more information about Martin Brower, visit the company website at www.martinbrower.com
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