Ronnoco Acquires Beverage Solutions Group

Posted On: 3/14/2019

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Midwest coffee roaster Ronnoco Coffee has acquired the business of Beverage Solutions Group (Maynardville, TN), a supplier of convenience store and foodservice industry equipment and soluble hot beverages.
Founded in 1997 by Doug and Steve Thompson, Beverage Solutions Group sells to more than 70 distributors who service convenience store and foodservice accounts in 43 states. Its foodservice equipment, including creamer and sweetener dispensers, is ETL listed and NSF certified.
Based in St. Louis, MO, Ronnoco Coffee LLC roasts and distributes premium-quality coffee and teas under six primary brands: Ronnoco, Seattle Roast, Wild Horse Creek, Henderson, Coffee House and Camellia. It also supplies a variety of other beverages and coffee-related products and equipment, including cups, flavoring syrups and condiments. The company supplies its products directly to its customers, as well as through a network of third-party distributors throughout most of the U.S.
"This purchase supports Ronnoco's overall strategy of being a single-source supplier for the beverage category, continuing to expand nationally and furthering our acquisition investment within high-growth beverage categories," said Ronnoco chief executive Terry McDaniel. "Beverage Solutions Group has been providing high-quality equipment, products and customer service in an efficient and environmentally friendly way for the past 20 years. We are excited about working with this great team to focus together on expanding the combined portfolio of products, brands and equipment."
"Doug and I are extremely excited to join the Ronnoco team," said Beverage Solutions co-owner and president Steve Thompson. "We feel this partnership will provide significant benefits for our employees and our customers."
This is the eighth acquisition Ronnoco has made in the past six years to further its plans for growth both geographically and in market share. These acquisitions have enabled Ronnoco to expand its presence throughout the U.S. in convenience stores, foodservice locations and offices.