The Martin-Brower Company Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Keystone Foods Distribution and Logistics Businesses

Sep 19, 2011, 13:18 ET from Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.

ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. announced it has signed a letter of intent with Marfrig Alimentos S.A. to acquire Keystone Foods' distribution and logistics businesses in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

The transaction includes operations in the United States, England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Malaysia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Qatar, and is expected to close before the end of the year.

"We look forward to welcoming Keystone Foods' global network of dedicated employees to Martin-Brower and utilizing our standardized practices and continuous improvement methods to ensure accurate assured supply to McDonald's throughout the transition," said Greg Nickele, Chief Executive Officer, The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C.

Serving McDonald's since 1956, distribution is Martin-Brower's core competency. The company is currently McDonald's largest distributor in the United States, Canada, Ireland and Latin America.

Integrating Keystone Foods' distribution business, including its five distribution centers in the United States, ten distribution centers in Europe, nine distribution centers across Asia Pacific and four centers in the Middle East, ensures consistent service and brand stewardship for McDonald's global operations.

Martin-Brower is a division of leading food and beverage logistics service provider, Reyes Holdings, L.L.C., which utilizes state-of-the-art routing and warehouse technology to provide accurate, efficient, assured supply to some of the world's best-known brands.

"This transaction reflects Reyes Holdings' focus on delivering the best brands in the best locations as well as our objective to be our customers' most trusted and valued partner," said Chris Reyes and Jude Reyes, Co-Chairmen of Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.

About Reyes Holdings, L.L.C.

Reyes Holdings distributes high quality food, beverage and food service products throughout North, Central and South America.  Reyes Holdings owns The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C., a global logistics service provider for chain restaurants. The company also operates the largest beer distribution business in the United States and owns Reinhart FoodService, L.L.C., a broadline foodservice distributor in the United States; for more information visit

Molly Reilly, The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C. or 847-227-6728

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