our legacy

Harold Honickman

Chairman

Jeffrey honickman

Chief executive officer

OUR FAMILY OF BUSINESSES

We have a rich history as one of the nation’s largest independent soft drink bottling companies. Harold Honickman launched the business in 1957, initially serving five counties in southern New Jersey. The business continued to expand and what is now Beverage Capital Affiliates is made up of five companies stretching from New York to Virginia representing 60+ brands through 23 production and warehouse facilities.

THE HONICKMAN TIMELINE

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Harold Honickman discharges from the military and his father requests the CEO of Pepsi-Cola Co. for the distribution rights to Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. With one bottling line, the Honickmans began distributing product backed by a team of 30 and fleet of 17 trucks.

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The Honickmans expanded brands, beginning to bottle and distribute Canada Dry in Philadelphia.

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Soon after, the Honickmans picked up additional territories including the Delaware Valley, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Baltimore.

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The Honickmans acquire Canada Dry Bottling Co. of New York.

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Pepsi-Cola operations are expanded with the acquisition of New York bottling operations.

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Completing its Northeast sweep for Canada Dry, the Honickmans purchased the Canada Dry business in north New Jersey.

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Doing the same for Pepsi, the Honickmans acquired the Pepsi-Cola distribution rights for Long Island, including Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Harold Honickman discharges from the military and his father requests the CEO of Pepsi-Cola Co. for the distribution rights to Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey. With one bottling line, the Honickmans began distributing product backed by a team of 30 and fleet of 17 trucks.

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The Honickmans expanded brands, beginning to bottle and distribute Canada Dry in Philadelphia.

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Soon after, the Honickmans picked up additional territories including the Delaware Valley, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Baltimore.

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The Honickmans acquire Canada Dry Bottling Co. of New York.

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Pepsi-Cola operations are expanded with the acquisition of New York bottling operations.

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Completing its Northeast sweep for Canada Dry, the Honickmans purchased the Canada Dry business in north New Jersey.

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Doing the same for Pepsi, the Honickmans acquired the Pepsi-Cola distribution rights for Long Island, including Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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The Honickman Companies is [employee number] strong, serving communities throughout the Northeast with a diversity of XX brands.

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TODAY

The Honickman Companies is [employee number] strong, serving communities throughout the Northeast with a diversity of XX brands.

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