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Martignetti Companies is the leading distributor of wine, spirits and beer in New England and the sixth-largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States.


Established in 1908, Martignetti Companies is the leading distributor of wines, spirits and beer in New England and the sixth largest wine and spirits distributor in the country.  Based in Taunton, Massachusetts, the company currently operates in six New England states, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island catering to the need of restaurants and retail customers. Offering a complete range of adult beverages, from beloved classics to premium and artisanal wine, spirits and beer, your satisfaction is our mission!

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Martignetti Companies has approximately 1500 employees, who are dedicated to serving our customers and supplier partners at the highest level. We believe in building strong and lasting relationships with our customers and suppliers. We all work each day to create a safe, positive and collaborative workplace. 

Our core beliefs focus on providing best in class services and benefits to our employees, customers, and suppliers. We operate with integrity and transparency by maintaining a strong ethical base and professionalism while being accountable to our diverse group of stakeholders. We are fully committed to creating a Company culture and work environment focused on understanding, compassion, and inclusiveness that promotes the unique individualities, skills, and experiences of all colleagues. 

We strive to provide a challenging, and innovative workplace. We believe firmly in the concept of teamwork and that everyone contributes directly to the Company's success. We have a goal-oriented culture and set high standards for the quality of our work. We foster strong relationships bringing the “Best in Class” service to everyone we represent. 

We believe that all differences make us stronger together. As a company we are committed to leading by example and charting a course where respect, dignity, and equity for all are at the forefront of what we do.

Corporate Citizenship:
As conscientious corporate citizens, we prioritize operating with integrity, transparency, and a dedicated work ethic. Our commitment extends to supporting our restaurant and retail customers while maintaining a strong focus on social responsibility. We strive to be socially responsible citizens by utilizing sustainable resources and are committed to enriching the lives of people in our community through volunteerism and corporate giving.

Customer Focus:
Our emphasis on building strong customer relationships is evident in the consistent, reliable, and value-added services we provide to both on and off-premise customers. As our valued customer, your satisfaction is our daily priority, and we strive to earn the right to serve you.

Supplier Relations:
We foster strong, long-term relationships with our suppliers to maximize the value of their portfolios, actively working to build sustainable brands across all beverage alcohol categories.

Employee Focus:
Employees are integral to our success, and our company culture encourages trust, open communication, personal growth, creativity, and safety. Recognizing and rewarding performance aligned with our mission and beliefs, we invite those interested in employment and benefits at Martignetti Companies to explore our Careers page. In addition to offering learning and development opportunities for employees, we provide certification programs for Merchandisers, Sales Representatives, Portfolio Managers, and District Managers. Employees can also take advantage of a variety of online classes, and opportunities to participate in ERGs, committees, or a task force, including Mentorship and DE&I.

Community Engagement:
Martignetti Companies and our employees actively engage in our community and beyond, promoting responsible product use and contributing to an improved quality of life for all.

Established in 1908, Martignetti Companies originated as a family-owned grocery business in Boston's North End. With the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the Martignetti family secured Massachusetts' inaugural beverage alcohol retail license, marking the beginning of a venture that would evolve over the years.

In the 1970s, the family expanded into distribution and wholesale, with a particular focus on fine wines. Through a combination of organic growth, strategic supplier portfolio additions, and successful acquisitions, the distribution arm of Martignetti Companies thrived. Today, the Martignetti portfolio boasts the most extensive selection of fine wines, spirits and beer, ranging from unique artisanal producers to globally recognized leaders.

Now under its third generation of family ownership, Martignetti Companies remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing long-term partnerships with customers and suppliers. This commitment is reflected in ongoing investments in personnel, skills, and technologies, ensuring the delivery of the highest quality service and brand-building capabilities.

1908 – Grocery Business established by the Martignetti family in Boston’s North End

1933 – Repeal of Prohibition, issuance of 1st alcohol retail license in the city of Boston to Martignetti Grocery, and the formation of the Martignetti (Carolina) distribution/wholesale company  

1986 – Carmine and Carl Martignetti assume control of the family business

1991 – 2015 Acquired Chas Gilman & Sons, Pastene Wine Company, Jet Wine & Spirits (New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont), Silenus Wine Company, Classic Wine Imports, and United Liquors

2008 – Formed partnership with the Mancini family - Rhode Island Distributing

2009 – Acquired Commonwealth Wine & Spirits, bringing the E&J Gallo portfolio and other select fine wines and spirits to the company

2016 – Constructed a State-of-the-Art, LEED Certified Martignetti Companies Headquarters in Taunton, MA, consolidating all Massachusetts office, sales, and warehouse personnel into one location

2017 – After 84 years in the retail business, a strategic decision was made to close the final Martignetti store, to focus solely on meeting the needs of retail and restaurant customers through our distribution services

2023 – Martignetti Exchange launched providing retail and restaurant customers throughout Massachusetts the ability to order all Martignetti products online, from anywhere, at any time that is convenient for our customers.

2023 – Acquired Connecticut distributor, Hartley & Paker, bringing Martignetti Companies’ distribution into all six New England states, and Quality Beverage in Taunton, MA.

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