We are transparent, honest, ethical and fair. We are trusted and trustworthy.
We cultivate networks of suppliers, customers and employees to achieve mutual and enduring value.
With the mindset of owners, we are leaders in our areas of responsibility, committed to delivering long-term success.
Family-owned and operated since 1959, we are dedicated to our exceptional employees who drive our collective success.
We aspire to be the industry leading total beverage distributor in Southern New England.
To be beverage experts in our communities, delivering exceptional sales, services and results for our customer and supplier partners.
DEPTH IN EXPERIENCE
1959Antonio Mancini purchases the Providence Beverage Company, a Rhode Island beer distribution business.
1968With the acquisition of Rhode Island Distributing, Raymond Mancini, Sr., Antonio’s son, assumes a primary leadership role.
1985Mancini Beverage launches Coors Brewing in RI, solidifying its role as a significant player in the local beer business.
1989Centrex launches as a shipping and logistics platform, allowing us to be a leader in efficient route to market.
1993Mancini Beverage commits to it’s non-alcoholic portfolio, acquiring Snapple and Polar brands.
1998Ken Mancini becomes President, marking a third generation of family leadership.
2001Northeast Beverage launches in Connecticut with Red Bull driving the new territory expansion.
2002Rhode Island Distributing is appointed Diageo for RI, significantly increasing its spirits portfolio to include industry leaders like Jameson, Tangueray and Captain Morgan.
2002With the purchase of Burts Beverage, Northeast Beverage launches a premium beer portfolio, including Stella Artois.
2006Northeast Beverage acquires Connecticut Beverage, expanding its CT beer and soft drink portfolio to Heineken and Snapple
2007Rhode Island Distributing partners with Martignetti Companies, strengthening its positioning in the RI wine and spirits market.
2008Rhode Island Distributing expands its fine wines, and now represents iconic properties like Caymus Vineyards and Plump Jack.
2012Centrex expands by 100,000 sf and 10 bays to accommodate Mancini Beverage’s growing portfolio.
2015A fourth generation of Mancini family members becomes engaged in the beverage business.
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.
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.