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Horizon Beverage Overview

Norton, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1933
Company - Private
Wholesale
Unknown / Non-Applicable
As one of New England’s leading spirits, wine and beer distributors, Horizon Beverage Group connects a network of makers, retailers and consumers across New England. Now in our fourth generation of family ownership, we employ more than 775 team members throughout ... Read more

Mission: Horizon Beverage is a team of beverage enthusiasts working toward
a united mission with our partners to deliver the perfect drink. Our goal is to offer industry-leading service to our customers, provide results-driven brand stewardship to our suppliers, and to maintain ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career?
    Would you like to join a thriving Company with a family-oriented atmosphere?
    How about a company that truly believes in giving back to the local community?
    If you answered yes to those questions, Horizon may be the perfect fit for YOU!
    For opportunities to join the Horizon Family, visit our Careers Page!
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    Ready to begin your career at Horizon Beverage? View our open job listing page and apply today.

  • Horizon recently held its 6th annual Veteran's Appreciation Luncheon at the Norton VFW for 50 of our nation's greatest. One of our honored guests was Virginia...a 99-year young WWII Navy Veteran. Thank you to all who serve.

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Horizon Beverage – Why Work For Us?


Discover who we are and what drives our passions and tastes

As one of New England’s leading spirits, wine and beer distributors, Horizon Beverage Group connects a network of makers, retailers and consumers across New England. Now in our fourth generation of family ownership, we employ more than 775 team members throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

Since our company’s inception, we’ve fostered an environment of ingenuity, innovation, and expertise to help suppliers and retail & restaurant entrepreneurs retailers reach their goals while enhancing the careers of our employees.

We strive to unite the New England marketplace by providing operational excellence, trusted service, personal connections, industry expertise & trend-setting taste.

Beverage industry jobs that become careers


Employees who feel their best and have fun at work enjoy what they do and do it well. Advancing the health and well-being of our team members and their families is deeply rooted in our company values.

As a family-owned business, we understand that family is the core value of our success. We recognize and celebrate our employees’ special life moments and support them through difficult times. Horizon Beverage Group provides benefits, support programs, resources and expertise to help employees live healthier and safer lives—at work, at home and on the road.

Find beverage industry jobs, like beer reps and wine sales roles, or discover other positions here on Glassdoor or over at our website - horizonbeverage.com!

Horizon Beverage Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing opportunities for career growth and development.

Giving back is a core value at Horizon & a passion for our employees

Community Outreach

We strive to meet critical needs in our communities while having fun doing it together. Some of our community outreach projects include:

  • Car washes to benefit the Robert Irvine Foundation
  • Local veteran lunches
  • Silent auctions to benefit ALS
  • Food drives
  • Toy drives
  • Blood drives

Corporate Giving

By making corporate giving one of our goals, we empower our people to harness Horizon’s success and size to make a significant impact on causes that are important to all of us. We are fortunate to be able to make direct financial contributions to charitable causes that serve the communities in which we work and live. Last year alone, Horizon Beverage contributed to more than 100 charitable organizations including:

  • Boston Arts Academy
  • Brockton Visiting Nurses Association
  • Cardinal Cushing School
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County
  • Massachusetts Restaurant Association (MRA) Educational Foundation
  • Rhode Island Community Food Bank
  • One Fund Boston
  • Seacoast Science Center (NH)
  • Town of Norton high school & youth sports

Our commitment to social responsibility

The standards set at Horizon Beverage enable our business to provide the highest care and service to our partners and their consumers. The social responsibility of any business must be its greatest priority, and we are proud of our commitment to socially responsibly distribution and consumption of alcohol in our community.

Safe Distribution

Horizon Beverage participates in and supports the three-tier system. This system, federally mandated after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, ensures the responsible and safe distribution of alcoholic beverages through a process that guarantees product integrity, lower prices and greater selection for consumers of legal drinking age.

Responsible Consumption

As a member of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. we support legislation that discourages alcohol sales to minors, drunk driving and other unsafe uses of alcohol. We understand that as distributors of beverage alcohol, we have an enhanced level of accountability to safely delivery and advocate for the moderate consumption of the products we sell.

Environmental Responsibility & Sustainability

Family means a great deal to Horizon Beverage—the employees we work side-by-side with daily, our families at home as well as our extended family across the communities we serve. We believe in following environmentally friendly, carbon-reducing sustainable business practices to make the world a better place for all of our families.


  • Recycling Programs: paper and cardboard, glass, plastic
  • Paperwork Reduction Campaign
  • Motion Sensitive Lighting throughout our facilities
  • Bottle Redemption (over 30 million bottles annually)
  • Solar Panel Roof (generates electricity that's equal to usage of 117 homes)

Our services: bringing ideas to life

A lot goes into the perfect drink, and the same is true for getting that drink into the hands of our consumers. Horizon Beverage bridges the gap between makers and retailers by providing high-quality beverage distributor services and profitable partnerships.

Distribution

We believe in delivering quick, efficient service to our customers. We fulfill this duty with great pride, and we make all efforts to ensure the best possible service and satisfaction. We employ top-notch technicians who oversee all the processes, and our management staff fosters a strong, cohesive unit that ensures efficient and accurate shipments.

Sales Consultation

Horizon Beverage goes above and beyond the role of a wholesale distributor. We consider ourselves strategic sales partners with our suppliers and retail & restaurant entrepreneurs. Trained in all facets of our business, our salespeople have the knowledge & resources to service your account from drink menus to beverage program audits and staff training.

Marketing Services

From those opening their first restaurant or running multiple chain stores to those bottling their first brew or overseeing operations at a national supplier, we are the partner of choice to help you successfully promote your business and increase sales. Our marketing services include graphic design, retail merchandising and event planning & management.

Horizon Beverage Reviews

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  • "Family run, progressive company with a lot of opportunity!"

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    I have been working at Horizon Beverage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family owned and operated, very low turnover, lots of opportunity for advancement, positive work environment, good core values, evolving with changing industry.

    Cons

    This is a dedicated and passionate team. To keep up sometimes requires long days.

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Horizon Beverage Photos

Horizon Beverage photo of: Are you Tough Enough To Wear Pink? Horizon Beverage accepted the challenge from our friends at Vintage Wine Estates and raised over $3,000 for Dana Farber.
Horizon Beverage photo of: Tiffani Faison, Kelly Walsh, Christine Elder, and Ezra Star met with our Women in Leadership Group on October 12th.
Horizon Beverage photo of: Almost forty Horizon Beverage employees have stepped forward at our 4th annual blood drive, which benefits the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, Dana Farber and Brigham & Women's Hospital.
Horizon Beverage photo of: 2018 Run To Home Base raising $6,100 to help our veterans and their families.
Horizon Beverage photo of: Our MA team was Tough Enough to Wear Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Horizon Beverage photo of: Our NH team was Tough Enough to Wear Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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Horizon Beverage Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Avon, MA
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Horizon Beverage (Avon, MA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I really got a great feeling from this company....at first. However they put you through the ringer with multiple tests and interviews at your first meeting which I was fine with. Then they have you come back for a second meeting with the head of human resources and to meet a the sales manager of a specific branch. I was happy to do this as well. If they like you they then have you travel back to their area for a drug screening, physical, and a rigid physical lifting test. I was more than willing to comply with all of this. At the end of this process which took almost two months they informed me that once the results come back the next day, they would contact me with the final closing offer. I waited a week and heard nothing. I called Horizon and they were weary that the position would even be available for me even though I passed the physical/drug/and background check with flying colors. This company could put you through the ringer and leave you in the dust. Be aware. There are countless companies out there that are unprofessional and inconsiderate unless they really need you for something.

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