We live by the tenets of honesty and integrity.

We are dedicated to enhancing the businesses of our customers and suppliers.

We insist on excellence from every associate.

Our goal is to be the preferred beverage distributor for the customers and suppliers that we serve.

In order to achieve this goal, we must be the employer of choice that strives for self-improvement in our passionate pursuit to be the most efficient, innovative and aggressive team in our industry

Superior Beverage Group is a privately held business with roots dating back to 1922 when Marion N. Antonucci formed the Superior Wholesale Grocery Company in Youngstown, Ohio. Shortly following the Great Depression, Marion ventured into the wholesale beer and wine industry and established the Superior Beverage Company. From the late 1940s until 1984, the company prospered under the leadership of Marion’s son, John (Jack) R. Antonucci.

Under Jack’s leadership, the company continued successfully in Youngstown. In recognition of the company’s performance under his direction, Jack was recognized in 1984 by Time Magazine with the “Distinguished Beverage Wholesaler Award”. 

Since 1984, when the company became Superior Beverage Group, it has been guided through an aggressive period of growth and consolidation by current Chairman, John M. Antonucci, who represents the third generation of leadership. During the last 30 years, the company expanded from its Youngstown origin into several new markets including: Akron, Steubenville, Canton, Lorain, Columbus, Cleveland, Texas and Colorado. Each subsequent venture has provided comprehensive market insight and product knowledge, as well as, valuable transition experience, contributing to a more capable organization.


Over the years, Superior Beverage Group has earned the distinguished honor of recognition. To illustrate, these recognitions include but are not limited to:

  •   Labatt's Excellence Award
  •   E & J Gallo Leadership Award
  •   Pabst Central Region Distributor of the Year
  •   Coors Midwest FBA Excellence Award
  •   MillerCoors Legend Award
  •   Winking Lizard Distributor of the Year
  •   The Diageo Golden Bar Distributor of the Year
  •   MillerCoors President's Award
  •   Coors Founders Award
  •   Miller High Life Achievement Award
  •   E & J Gallo Pursuit of Excellence Award
  •   Southern Tier Distributor of the Year
  •   Cleveland Food Dealer Association Distributor of the Year
  •   The Diageo Golden Bar Arthur Guinness 'Spirit of Giving Back' Award

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