From humble roots more than 110 years ago in south Mississippi, Merchants Foodservice has grown into the 12th-largest foodservice distributor in the United States with operations in 12 states. More than 6,000 customers trust Merchants Foodservice and its hardworking team of 800 individuals to meet their needs.What happened to the merchants company?
The Merchants Company converts to a new business model as a food distribution company and restaurant supplier. The grain elevators are sold and seven distribution centers are consolidated into two expanded facilities. The company ends retail operations and converts to total foodservice sales.Where is the merchants company located?
The Merchants Company becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tatum Development Company. The company purchases a facility in Montgomery, Alabama. The company achieves $100 million in annual sales. A distribution center is constructed in Clanton, Alabama, the geographic center of the state.Where does the merchants company sell meat?
The company is renamed The Merchants Company. The company opens a meat-packing house in Jackson, Mississippi, to sell fresh and frozen pork and beef. The first year’s sales are $295,000.