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Wright Beverage Distributing

About Wright Beverage Distributing

Our Vision
To be the preferred beverage distributor that exceeds customer and supplier expectations through our diversified product portfolio, outstanding teamwork, and passion for excellence in every segment of our organization.

Our Mission
Wright Beverage Distributing is a full-service wholesaler, marketer and supplier of world class beverages to retail accounts. We strive to provide exceptional service, premier product quality and valuable support with industry leading operations and technology. Our commitment to financial stability ensures continued investment in our employees, customers, and brands. Dedication to our communities and environment through promoting responsible drinking and superior corporate citizenship is fundamental to our core values.

Our History
Wright Beverage Distributing’s story begins in 1953 with its founding by three partners: Claude G. Wright (Sr.), Robert E. Wisner, and Bruce E. Wright. In these early years the company distributed for three primary brewers: Joseph Schlitz Brewing, F.X. Matt Brewing Co., and Molson Breweries of Canada. Claude Wright Sr. was an absentee owner employed by Page Airways in Rochester, NY. His son, Claude H. Wright, CEO, purchased Wright Beverage Distributing in 1977, after seven years of employment as an Assistant Vice President in corporate banking with Marine Midland Bank. Over the course of the past thirty-five years, Claude has grown the company from five-hundred thousand cases and twenty-eight employees to over ten million cases and more than three-hundred employees today. With a fervent passion for customer service and employee morale, the corporation now services thirteen and a half counties in Western New York operating out of two state-of-the-art facilities. Wright Beverage Distributing has received numerous national awards including the Coors Founders Award and the Guinness Golden Bar Award which is given to the National Distributor of the year. The company celebrated 60 years in business in 2013 with its second and third generation of ownership represented by Claude and his 2 children: Tessa Tobin & Claude A Wright.
Our Core Values
• Respect Treat others as you want to be treated
• Integrity Demonstrate strong moral and ethical behavior
• Commitment Dedication to our employees, customers and suppliers
• Responsibility To be dependable, accountable and trustworthy
• Passion Drive and desire towards a positive work environment
• Excellence Best in class in talent quality and service
• Perseverance Overcome challenges and achieve goals with a diligent work ethic
• Collaboration Communicate and work together to achieve common goals