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ROSEMONT, IL – October 8, 2019. Harbor Distributing, L.L.C., a Reyes Beer Division company, has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of W.A. Thompson, Inc. in Bakersfield, California. The transaction is scheduled to close in early December.

Tom Day, Chief Executive Officer of Reyes Beer Division, said, “We are thrilled about this opportunity to continue to expand our footprint in the state of California. We have successful businesses in the surrounding areas and know this will be no different based on the great foundation W.A. Thompson, Inc. has built.”

Tom Reyes, President of Reyes Beer Division West, said, “I am looking forward to adding the High Desert region to our California territory, welcoming our new employees from W.A. Thompson, Inc., and building new relationships in the local communities.”

W.A. Thompson, Inc. has facilities in Bakersfield, Lancaster and Barstow. The acquisition will add approximately 7.1 million cases to Harbor’s business, delivered to nearly 2,500 new customer accounts.

“W.A. Thompson is a great business and we are very proud of everything we’ve accomplished over the years. We are confident the Reyes family will continue to do right by our business and our people, and continue to grow and succeed,” said Mary Trichell, President of W.A. Thompson, Inc.

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

About Reyes Beer Division

Reyes Beer Division (RBD) is dedicated to being the best distributor in the industry with distributorships in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC. RBD is committed to protecting the quality of its brewing suppliers’ brands through the utilization of superior routing and world-class warehouse and cold storage facilities, while also using its highly-trained sales team to grow those brands and best serve the retail customers of Allied Beverages, Chesbay Distributing, Chicago Beverage Systems, Crest Beverage, Florida Distributing Company, Gate City Beverage, Gold Coast Beverage, Golden Brands, Harbor Distributing, Lee Distributors, Premium Distributors of Maryland, Premium Distributors of Virginia, Premium Distributors of Washington DC, and Windy City Distributing. For more information on the company, its portfolio of world-class beer brands and career opportunities, explore the company’s website

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