Great Bay Distributors, Inc.
- Employees in region:
- Distribution, Logistics, & Freight
- HQ location:
- St Petersburg, FL
Great Bay, founded in 1968 by Claude Focardi & family, is Florida’s largest independently family owned distributor of Anheuser-Busch products. 3 generations of family members help lead Great Bay. As a leading wholesaler in the beer industry, we distribute 6 of the top 10 beers in the Pinellas, west Pasco, Hernando and Citrus county markets. We have two distribution centers in the area, including St. Pete and Holiday. Serving more than 3,500 accounts, Great Bay currently sells all AB/Inbev beers. We also distribute imports from Constellation Beer Brands including Negra Modelo, Modelo Especial, Pacifico, Corona and Corona Light.
Great Bay is always adding new suppliers to our portfolio. Those have included D.G. Yuengling & Sons, Magic Hat Brewery-VT, Florida Avenue Brewing Co.-Ybor City, Rapp Brewing-Pinellas Park, 3 Daughters-St. Petersburg, Coppertails-Tampa, Big Storm Brewing-Odessar, Pair O’ Dice Brewing-Clearwater, Tampa Bay Brewing-Tampa, SweetWater-GA, Copa Di Vino Wines, Zephyrhills water, Nestle Pure Life water, and AriZona products. At the distributor level of Florida's 3 tier beer industry, we are more than just delivery. Our teams market, promote, sell, spend money at retailers and sponsor major events.
“I am given every opportunity to succeed and the tools and support needed. Hard work is always rewarded. ”
“I have the freedom to implement projects as needed.”
“The owners take care of their people.”
“The people I work with are great.”
“We sell a great product.”