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Antique photo of SBG delivery trucks and store front


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, OH.
Antique photo of SBG Train Loading Station


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.
Retro SBG Building Logo


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”.
Photo of Retro SBG Delivery Truck


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.
SBG Office Interior Sign


During the last 30 years, the company expanded from its Youngstown origin into several new markets including: Akron, Steubenville, Canton, Lorain, Columbus, Cleveland, Texas, Colorado and Kentucky. Each subsequent venture has provided comprehensive market insight and product knowledge, as well as valuable transition experience, contributing to a more capable organization.

Our Vision

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.


Awards & Recognitions

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

MillerCoors President's Award

Southern Tier Distributor of the Year

E & J Gallo Leadership Award

Coors Founders Award

Pabst Central Region Distributor of the Year

Miller High Life Achievement Award

Coors Midwest FBA Excellence Award

E & J Gallo Pursuit of Excellence Award

MillerCoors Legend Award

Winking Lizard Distributor of the Year

Cleveland Food Dealer Association Distributor of the Year

The Diageo Golden Bar Distributor of the Year

The Diageo Golden Bar Arthur Guinness 'Spirit of Giving Back' Award