CORE VALUES

INTEGRITY

We are transparent, honest, ethical and fair. We are trusted and trustworthy. 

PARTNERSHIP

We cultivate networks of suppliers, customers and employees to achieve mutual and enduring value.

LEADERSHIP

With the mindset of owners, we are leaders in our areas of responsibility, committed to delivering long-term success.

FAMILY

Family-owned and operated since 1959, we are dedicated to our exceptional employees who drive our collective success.

HISTORY

DEPTH IN EXPERIENCE

  1. Antonio Mancini

    1959

    Antonio Mancini purchases the Providence Beverage Company, a Rhode Island beer distribution business.
  2. Rhode Island Distribution Warehouse

    1968

    With the acquisition of Rhode Island Distributing, Raymond Mancini, Sr., Antonio’s son, assumes a primary leadership role.
  3. Red Coors Logo

    1985

    Mancini Beverage launches Coors Brewing in RI, solidifying its role as a significant player in the local beer business.
  4. Distribution Truck Delivery

    1989

    Centrex launches as a shipping and logistics platform, allowing us to be a leader in efficient route to market.
  5. Snapple and Polar Drinks

    1993

    Mancini Beverage commits to it’s non-alcoholic portfolio, acquiring Snapple and Polar brands.
  6. Ken President of Mancini Beverage

    1998

    Ken Mancini becomes President, marking a third generation of family leadership.
  7. Connecticut Distribution

    2001

    Northeast Beverage launches in Connecticut with Red Bull driving the new territory expansion.
  8. Diageo

    2002

    Rhode Island Distributing is appointed Diageo for RI, significantly increasing its spirits portfolio to include industry leaders like Jameson, Tangueray and Captain Morgan.
  9. Stella

    2002

    With the purchase of Burts Beverage, Northeast Beverage launches a premium beer portfolio, including Stella Artois.
  10. CT Beverage

    2006

    Northeast Beverage acquires Connecticut Beverage, expanding its CT beer and soft drink portfolio to Heineken and Snapple
  11. Martignetti Logo

    2007

    Rhode Island Distributing partners with Martignetti Companies, strengthening its positioning in the RI wine and spirits market.
  12. Fine Wines

    2008

    Rhode Island Distributing expands its fine wines, and now represents iconic properties like Caymus Vineyards and Plump Jack.
  13. Centrex Warehouse

    2012

    Centrex expands by 100,000 sf and 10 bays to accommodate Mancini Beverage’s growing portfolio.
  14. Next Gen Beer Distribution

    2015

    A fourth generation of Mancini family members becomes engaged in the beverage business.

SENIOR LEADERSHIP

Raymond is a true leader and entrepreneur, who built the early beverage distribution business side by side with his father, Antonio Mancini. He learned from his father integrity, dedication, a strong work ethic and the adage if it is to be, it’s up to me”. Raymond later diversified his model into other areas, including flooring distribution and real estate investment.
 
Raymond exhibits a strong commitment to community, and education in particular. Raymond has committed his time on the boards of several non-profits, including Roger Williams Hospital and Boston College Law School. He is also a member of the La Salle Academy Hall of Fame.
 
Raymond served in the United States Army, where he trained and mobilized for the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. He holds a BA and MBA from Boston College. Raymond has 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT

We are proud of our local communities and we are committed to helping them be stronger places for our families and friends to live, work and thrive. Our team members share in this spirit of philanthropy and regularly donate their time and resources to local organizations and events dedicated to improving the lives of the people and the environment around us.

SOCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY

Ensuring the responsible enjoyment of our products is foundational to our business. We take this commitment very seriously and are proud to promote our products in a legal, safe and ethical manner.

Our sales team members are TIPS certified to ensure each understands the importance of responsible consumption and knows how to support it in the field.

WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY AND EXTRAORDINARY ORGANIZATIONS: