Salvador J. Bertucci, operating out of Gulfport as S.J. BERTUCCI COMPANY, founded what is now known as F.E.B. DISTRUBUTING COMPANY, INC. in February 1934. The brands distributed at that time originated from the New Orleans area where approximately 10 brewers were in operation. The company was appointed distributor for the Mississippi Gulf Coast for JAX beer in 1934.
In 1946, S.J. Bertucci’s son Frank became associated with the company and the name was changed to F.E.B. Distributing Company. In July of 1954, a warehouse fire burned the company to the ground. A year later in July of 1955 a new warehouse with offices opened for business continuing to offer JAX beer from New Orleans.
In the 1960’s, F.E.B. Distributing Company was appointed the exclusive distributor for the Miller Brewing Company and also acquired imported Heineken for the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.
As the years passed, the third generation of the Bertucci family, Frank and Paul, joined the distributorship and are now charged with the operation of the company. From 1934 to the year 2000, F.E.B. was located at 1520 29th Avenue in Gulfport. On April 17, 2000 the company relocated to its newly built, state-of-the-art office, warehouse and vehicle maintenance facility in the light industrial park of the seaway in Gulfport.
Over the years, the company has sold a variety of products and many beer brands, both domestic and imported. Because of their commitment to offering world-class products and world-class customer service for three generations, the company has continued to experience growth and success through the years.
Today F.E.B. Distributing Company offers a full line of beverage products covering all categories including imported beers from around the world, craft beers, wine coolers, flavored malt beverages and light wines. F.E.B. Distributing Company is one of the leading distributorships in the south and is well positioned to continue its journey of growth and success alongside the ever-expanding Mississippi Gulf Coast.