About Us

Serving Southwest Mississippi Since 1971

SWD Advertisement, 1979

Southwest Distributors is an independent, family-owned and operated beverage and snack distributor serving southwest Mississippi. Now a third generation business, Southwest Distributors operates two warehouse facilities in Summit and Natchez serving bars, convenience stores, and restaurants across ten counties.

Southwest Distributors is a member of the Mississippi Beer Distributors Association.

The company’s founder, Maurice Belote, worked as a Little Rock, Arkansas-based salesman for Anheuser-Busch before he purchased a Natchez-based distributor in 1971 and re-named it Southern Distributors. His son, Michael Belote, joined the company in 1978 after receiving a graduate degree in accounting from Louisiana State University.

Michael Belote worked to grow beer distribution beyond Natchez into the Pike County area. In 2001, the business added an additional facility—a 54,000 square foot warehouse in Summit, Mississippi.

Rob Belote, son of Michael, joined Southwest Distributors in 2007. The company has since expanded offerings to include light wine and spirits, speciality non-alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and snacks.

Southwest Distributor’s vision is to be recognized by both our customers and the community as the benchmark by which all other sales and service organizations are measured.


Southwest Distributors now covers ten counties in the southwest corner of Mississippi, and we have plans to expand far beyond our current snack and beverage footprint.

Counties we currently serve include:

  • Adams
  • Amite
  • Franklin
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • Lincoln
  • Marion
  • Pike
  • Walthall
  • Wilkinson

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