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Merrimack Valley Distributing Company has served Massachusetts' North Shore region since 1933.

Serving the North Shore for
more than 80 years

From Salisbury to Saugus, from Rockport to Tyngsboro, Merrimack Valley Distributing Co. has maintained a highly respected wholesale and distribution network in northeast Massachusetts since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition. A family-run business that spans four generations, MVDC enjoys a well-established market presence that assures continued growth.

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Partnerships & Associations

At MVDC, we value our professional associations with industry partners and knowledge groups such as the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance and Keg 1, LLC.  » more


We have high standards regarding the products we sell and the brands we represent. A 1978 ad campaign against teen drinking was initiated by second-generation owner Herbert...  » more

Mission Statement

It is our mission to be the best sales and marketing wholesaler in the alcoholic beverage industry as measured by our sales, distribution and retail execution.
We will succeed by...  » more

Company History

Our story begins in the early 1900s when a refugee, Jack Tatelman, immigrated to the U.S. through Ellis Island, New York, to escape the Stalin regime and the rise of communism in Soviet Russia.  » more

Senior Management

Mark Tatelman

Mark Tatelman is a fourth generation owner at Merrimack Valley Distributing Company. He graduated from the Goizueta Business School at...  » more

Richard Tatelman

Richard Tatelman As a third generation co-owner of the company, Richard has more than 30 years of beer and beverage experience in the industry.  » more

Jack Tatelman

Jack Tatelman As Senior Vice President and co-owner Jack Tatelman has helped lead the company for more than 30 years to become a dominant player...  » more