FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED
Making friends IS our business….
Locally owned by the Buquet family for over 60 years with active family management leading the enterprise, third generation owners J.J. Buquet III, serving as President, and sisters, Andrée Buquet-Casey and Michelle Buquet, are equal partners of the enterprise.
“We have always been a tight knit family. Through the years, many cousins and spouses have worked for the company. It is exciting to see this trend continue as the fourth generation begins to work for and learn the industry.” — Andrée
Founded in November 1953, James J. Buquet, Jr. established the company along with his father; James J. Buquet, Sr. The company began with humble beginnings. “Dad operated out of the back of a warehouse with two trucks and three employees; Charlie Boudreaux, Joe Ward and himself. He would often tell us how one truck ran and the other he would use for parts. Dad and Cousin Charlie would love to reminisce on the ‘good ole days’ when their advertising campaign consisted of dropping empty Budweiser beer cans off in front of establishments in hopes of creating an interest in purchasing the new beer on the bayou,” chuckled current President J.J. Buquet. “Of course we would never do that today.”
Supplying over 850 retail outlets and about 150 fairs and festivals with beverages, Buquet Distributing wholesales over 250 brands of beer, wine, spirits and nonalcoholic beverages to the Tri-Parish area.
Check out our large variety of domestics, imports and crafts.
Our wine list is continuing to grow with beautiful selections both domestic and imported.
Have a peak at our large selection of high–end and well brands of bourbons, scotches, blended whiskeys, rums, vodkas, gins, etc.
From waters to energy drinks, fruit drinks, teas and more we have everything you need to fill your coolers.
Operating out of a recently completed new facility with roughly 100,000 square feet including a 90,000 square foot environmentally controlled warehouse, we have ample room for safely storing product to insure we never run out.
MEET A FEW OF OUR CREW
Our team means everything to us. Meet a few of our amazing crew members that play an essential role in day-to-day operations.
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