Reyes Beverage Group is set to increase its US beer distribution to about 140m cases a year after agreeing to buy Florida's Gold Coast Beverage Distributors.

The Chicago-based company, already the largest beer distributor in the US, said yesterday that the acquisition will up its annual beer deliveries by about 27m cases. The deal is expected to complete in January.

Gold Coast Beverage Distributors distributes to around 10,600 licensed retailers across south Florida. Reyes will operate the unit under the name Gold Coast Beverage, it said.

Financial details have not been disclosed.

Ray Guerin, CEO of Reyes Beverage, said: “Gold Coast Beverage Distributors is one of the premier beer distributors in the country, and we are very excited by this opportunity to expand our operations in the state of Florida.”

Also this week, Dr Pepper Snapple Group completed its acquisition of US east coast distributor Davis Beverage Group and bottling arm Davis Bottling Co.