Founded in 1931, Merchants Distributors is a privately-owned wholesale grocery store distributor headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina. It supplies more than 600 retail food stores with food and non-food items in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Alabama, West Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Kentucky. MDI also exports to some 20 countries.
It has been named The Shelby Report of the Southeast‘s 2021 Wholesaler of the Year. The company also is celebrating its 90th anniversary.
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