RBG Signs Agreement with Paradise Beverages in Hawaii

Island Distributing — 2 min read

Oct 5, 2022

October 5, 2022. Reyes Beverage Group (RBG) has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all the assets of Paradise Beverages, Inc. in the state of Hawaii. The transaction is scheduled to close in early December 2022.

For the first time ever, we are expanding the RBG West footprint outside of California

Tom ReyesPresident, Reyes Beverage Group West

“On the heels of announcing new business in Tennessee and Texas, we are humbled by this opportunity in Hawaii,” said Tom Day, Chief Executive Officer for Reyes Beverage Group. “We are fortunate to be in the position of accelerated growth that we’re in today – and it’s all thanks to our hardworking teams. We wouldn’t be here, or be approached for opportunities like these, without our employees, their high standards of excellence and the service they provide to our suppliers and customers every day.”

“For the first time ever, we are expanding the RBG West footprint outside of California,” said Tom Reyes, President of Reyes Beverage Group West. “Paradise and Reyes have similar missions and values rooted in integrity and excellence and we are eager to join our teams and get to work.”

The acquisition adds more than 2,300 customers and roughly 8.9 million cases to RBG’s overall operations, and includes brands from key suppliers such as Molson Coors, Constellation, Boston Beer, Diageo, HUSA and Maui Brewing.

“Our family has been incredibly honored to have been owners of Paradise Beverages for over four decades and it is bittersweet to say goodbye to this company and its exceptional group of people,” said William Anderson, Chairman and CEO of Anderson Holdings. “I am extremely grateful to John Erickson, President of Paradise Beverages, for his exemplary leadership and his team’s hard work to build an organization of which our family is very proud. We strongly believe that Reyes is the right owner going forward and will continue to build on Paradise’s strong performance and deliver excellence for our many long-term customers, employees, and the Hawaiian business community.”

RBG will operate the business as Hawaii Beverage, L.L.C. and will maintain all five existing distribution facilities across the state.