Superior Beverage Group
uperior Beverage Group is a family-owned business with roots dating back to 1922 when Marion N. Antonucci formed the Superior Wholesale Grocery Company in Youngstown, Ohio. Shortly after the depression, Marion decided to go into the wholesale beer and wine business and established the Superior Beverage Company. From the late 1940â€™s until 1984, the company prospered under the leadership of Marionâ€™s son, John (Jack) R. Antonucci. In 1984, Jack was recognized by Time Magazine with the â€œDistinguished Beverage Wholesaler Awardâ€. Jack presently serves as Chairman Emeritus and is retired, living in Florida. Since that time, Superior Beverage Group has been guided through an aggressive period of growth and consolidation by current Chairman, John M. Antonucci, representing the third generation of leadership. During the past 25 years, the company has expanded from its Youngstown roots into several new markets including: Akron, Steubenville, Canton, Lexington, Columbus and Cleveland. Each subsequent venture has provided comprehensive market insight and product knowledge, as well as valuable transition experience, contributing to a more capable organization.