Acquisition enables Alex Lee to expand its ethnic offerings and services to customers.
HICKORY, NC (July 17, 2023) – Alex Lee, Inc. (Alex Lee), a family-owned company based in Hickory, NC, has purchased the assets of Import Mex Distributors, Inc. (Import Mex), located in Riviera Beach, Florida. Import Mex offers an extensive selection of products from Mexico and Central America.Read More
Company Debuts New Logo in Honor of Milestone and Vision
SCRANTON, S.C., September 13, 2022 — W. Lee Flowers — one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast—is marking the occasion of its 100th anniversary in part by introducing a new logo and fresh look for the brand. Named after its founder, the company began in 1922 in Lake City, South Carolina, with only three employees working from a small warehouse.Read More
Expansion to create 125 jobs
HICKORY, N.C., July 12, 2022 – Merchants Distributors, LLC, a wholesale grocery distributor founded in Hickory in 1931, will invest $35 million to expand its services and operations. The company anticipates adding approximately 250,000 square feet to its perishables capacity at its Caldwell County facilities.Read More
Addition to Create 111 Jobs in Hickory
Grocery distributor to invest $120 million in Caldwell County.
HICKORY, N.C., September 30, 2020 – Merchants Distributors, LLC, a wholesale grocery distributor founded in Hickory in 1931, will invest $120 million to expand its services and operations. The company anticipates adding approximately 200,000 square feet to its Caldwell County facilities.
HICKORY, N.C., Oct. 28, 2019 – Alex Lee, Inc. announced today that it has completed its acquisition of W. Lee Flowers & Co., a wholesale and retail grocery company based in Scranton, S.C. The acquisition of W. Lee Flowers, which distributes to more than 75 grocery stores in the Carolinas and Georgia including 50 stores that it owns and operates, enables Alex Lee to expand its geographic footprint, enhance operations in new markets and offer consumers a greater variety of products at competitive costs.Read More