J. J. Taylor Companies, Inc., headquartered in Jupiter, FL, was founded in 1958 by John J. “Joe” Taylor. The Company started as a Knickerbocker Beer distributor, servicing the greater Brockton area of Massachusetts with two trucks and nine employees. Joe Taylor brought his 20 years of experience with the Jacob Ruppert Brewing Co; serving as the foundation upon which the business was built. In 1973, the Company acquired an adjoining Knickerbocker distributorship that also had the Miller Brewing Company franchise. At about the same time, Miller Brewing Company started an aggressive marketing campaign for Miller High Life. Shortly thereafter, Miller Lite was introduced, becoming the most popular light beer in the country. The Massachusetts distributorship was sold in 2002.
Today, the company operates distributorships in Minnesota and Florida.
In 1985, J. J. Taylor Distributing Company of Minnesota, Inc. acquired the beer distributorship originally known as East Side Beverage. Through a series of subsequent acquisitions the company has become the largest beer distributor in the state of Minnesota. J.J. Taylor Distributing of Minnesota operates out of a 600,000 square foot, state-of-the-art warehouse in northeast Minneapolis. The climate-controlled facility includes 44,000 square feet of cooler storage for keg and non-pasteurized craft beer.
In July 1997, J.J. Taylor Distributing Company of Florida acquired the local Miller distributorship in Tampa, Florida. Today, through a series of subsequent acquisitions, the company now operates in seventeen counties throughout Florida. J.J. Taylor Distributing of Florida’s operations are centralized out of a 360,000 square foot, state-of-the-art warehouse in Tampa; with additional offices located in Fort Myers, Fort Pierce and Sebring. The climate-controlled facility includes 42,000 square feet of cooler storage for keg and non-pasteurized craft beer.
J.J. Taylor Companies, Inc. Corporate Headquarters resides in Jupiter, Florida. Using a shared services model, the company provides administrative and specialist support for accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, and training; including first class training facilities for the company’s employees.
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