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was founded in Monroe during 1952. That year the company, with six employees, delivered 50,000 cases of beer. Charles Marsala went to work
as a runner for Budco Distributing in 1971. In 1992, Charles Marsala entered a limited partnership to purchase the distributorship, and in
2000 the remaining shares of Budco Distributing were purchased to form Marsala Beverage.
Marsala Beverage is headquartered in Monroe and is locally owned and operated by Charles and Brenda Marsala and their children, Damon Marsala and
Mandy Pruitt. Our approximately 100 employees, including a Branch Warehouse in Ferriday, distribute beers and beverages to 15 North Louisiana
parishes. We annually deliver over 2.5 million Cases of product to more than 800 licensed retailer accounts.
With a 67%+ market share, our beers are almost 2 of every 3 beers sold.
We provide many services to our retailers. Those services include Direct Store Delivery (DSD), cooler stocking/stock rotation, marketing and POS
materials, sales tracking, inventory management, and business analysis.