The Nappi Legend

Nappi Distributors was established in 1960 but our foundation as southern Maine’s leading distributor began years earlier when, in 1933, Giovanni (John) Nappi established one of the many distributorships that opened after Prohibition. It was in that organization that Frank Sr., Nick, and Sam Nappi learned about the beverage business.

Today, Nappi Distributors is one of Maines largest beer and wine wholesalers with a territory that extends from Fryeburg to Brunswick to Kittery. As the distributor for leading brands like Miller, Coors, Shipyard, Allagash, Robert Mondavi, Kendall Jackson, Sterling, Chat. Ste. Michelle, and Castello Banfi, the Nappi team works daily to be the best at building brands by ensuring each customer has the assortment and supply they need


A look Back… Nappi Distributors expansion project in 1979 more than doubled the size of the their original warehouse.

Our Mission

It is our mission to set the bar for excellence, which translates to the selection and availability that Nappi customers need to deliver to their customers every day, the supplier relationships that ensure we offer the very best brands and selection, plus the multi-generational commitment to quality that has been Nappi Distributors’ hallmark.

The company’s success is the direct result of the hard work of almost 200 employees, including more than 11 family members including Frank Nappi, Sr. Chairman, Sabatino Nappi, Executive VP, Frank Nappi Jr., President and Nick Nappi, V.P. of Operations.

Left to right. Tim Coffee, Paul Carr, Nick Nappi, Frank Nappi, Jr., Elmer Alcott, Jim Bourque, Chris Black.