A wholesale beverage distribution company serving New Haven County, Middlesex County, and Fairfield County.
Dichello Distributors, Inc. began in the early 1930’s when Anthony Dichello began selling Hull’s beer, which was locally brewed in New Haven, using a horse and wagon from the backyard of the family’s homestead in Wallingford. Several years later, Anthony’s three sons, John, James, and Albert Dichello, began to work in the family business while their father, Anthony, operated a local package store. The beer business grew steadily and eventually required additional space. To accommodate the need for more space, the family’s homes were razed and the building expanded.
During the 1940’s, the brothers acquired the distribution rights for the Anheuser Busch brands for Fairfield County. James Dichello took on the task of opening a distribution center in Norwalk to better service the market area while John Dichello Sr. remained in Wallingford. Many years later the Anheuser Busch brands were expanded to include all of New Haven County. Continued growth in both locations demanded more space and, in June of 1980, the Wallingford and Norwalk facilities were combined in a new warehouse constructed on Marsh Hill Road in Orange. We continue to operate out of the Orange location. Though the original founders have passed on, the proud traditions, first born almost 90 years ago, continue today under the leadership of Gloria Hall and John Hall. Chairman and CEO, Gloria Hall, is the daughter of co-founder, John Dichello Sr.. Gloria’s son, John Hall, serves as President. Our company vision is to be considered by our peers, retailers, competitors, consumers, and employees as the BEST beverage distributor in Connecticut!