Merchants Distributors

Merchants Distributors (MDI) is a privately-owned wholesale grocery store distributor headquartered in Hickory, NC. MDI supplies over 600 retail food stores with food and non-food items in NC, SC, GA, TN, VA, AL, WV, OH, FL, PA and KY.

MDI celebrated its 75th anniversary on September 21, 2006. MDI's 75 year history is an interesting story of sacrifice, growth and success. It began as a small family business in the small town of Hickory, North Carolina, and as one local newspaper described it, "With little more than a bag of peanuts, an apple, and a stick of candy." What Lebanese immigrant Moses George and his sons purchased in 1931 for $17,000 has since grown to become a multimillion-dollar wholesale grocery company that employs more than seventeen hundred workers in the Southeast.

Merchants Distributors is a great American success story but it is a company that has never forgotten its roots. Its success is based on:

  • its values, its facilities, its variety, its Advertising programs, its cost of goods, and its innovations
  • the one thing that distinguishes MDI as superior to other distribution companies - leadership. MDI's owners have created a leadership style that supports the organization as one family working together for one common goal and a culture in its people that is impossible to duplicate.

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Contact Merchants Distributors

For more than 75 years, Merchants Distributors has prided itself in delivering excellent customer service. It is our sincerest desire to provide the best overall value for our customers by offering superior service, the highest quality items, and the best prices.

MDI's office personnel are available 8 am to 5 pm (Eastern time), Monday through Friday and will be glad to assist you with your concern. You may contact MDI at:

Merchants Distributors
5005 Alex Lee Blvd
PO Box 2148
Hickory, NC 28603
828-725-4527 fax