It is the mission of Great Bay to provide a level of service by which all others will be judged, and to constantly strive to exceed that level. We must always project a positive attitude and will incorporate integrity, pride, commitment and quality in everything we do. Our foremost responsibility is to assure the continuous growth and prosperity of Great Bay and its Employee family.
Founded in 1968 by Claude and Nina Focardi, Great Bay is now a 3rd generation independent family owned sales, marketing and distribution business. Great Bay prides itself on carrying only the best beer, wine, liquor and non-alcoholic products that consumers demand.
From its humble beginning in a small warehouse in St. Petersburg carrying only three brands from a single supplier, Great Bay has grown into one of the largest beverage wholesalers in the Tampa Bay region.
The company’s dedication to providing quality beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic products with outstanding customer service has allowed Great Bay Distributors to become an industry and community leader. We now represent more than 800 brands from over 70 suppliers and service more than 3,500 licensed accounts.