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Merchants Becomes DMA Member

Schaumburg, IL – DMA has announced that Merchants Foodservice has agreed to join DMA as a Member, beginning April 1, 2016.

Headquartered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Merchants Foodservice operates state-of-the-art distribution and warehousing centers in Jackson, Mississippi; Clanton, Alabama; Newberry, South Carolina; and Tifton, Georgia.

Merchants’ four strategically located warehouses will expand DMA’s broadline capacity to that important area of the country. Merchants Foodservice distributes wholesale food and beverages as well as restaurant kitchen supplies to nine Southeastern states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Merchants comes with a strong desire to profitably grow their business with mid-sized National Accounts.

“We have been studying our distribution opportunities in the Southeast and feel that Merchants’ customer focused values and integrity will make them a key contributing DMA Member for years to come,” said Dan Cox, President and CEO of DMA.

“We are excited about the growth opportunities our membership with DMA will generate and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship,” said Andy Mercier, President and CEO of Merchants Foodservice.