The Food and Beverage Distributor of the Southeast

Southerners are serious about their food. From the smallest family restaurant to the biggest cafeteria, it’s about quality ingredients prepared with care and served with pride. Merchants Foodservice has been meeting these demands for more than 100 years.

Merchants Foodservice distributes wholesale food and beverages as well as restaurant kitchen supplies to 12 Southeastern states. More than 12,000 in-stock line items are available, ranging from frozen entrees, fresh produce and meats to cooking and cleaning supplies.

While our customers can order food, beverages and restaurant supplies online anytime, most prefer in-person visits from Merchants Foodservice sales representatives. Hardworking and helpful, our team comes to you to evaluate your inventory and make recommendations to help you order the right products in the right amounts, directly from your location.

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. Standing by to serve you is a team of more than 800 people and a fleet of specialized multi-temp delivery trailers.

Temporary Corporate Office
117 Central Industrial Row
Purvis, MS  39475
Post Office Box 1351
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
Phone (601) 583‑4351
Fax (601) 582‑5333
Jackson, Mississippi Division
870 Boling Street
Jackson, MS  39209

Steven Legier, Division President
(601) 985‑7201

Ricky Reed, Director of Sales
(601) 985‑7211

Clanton, Alabama Division
2450 Big M Boulevard
Clanton, AL  35045

Woody Cheatham, Division President
(205) 280‑1710

Eric Kane, Director of Sales
(505) 977-0943

Tifton, Georgia Division
7833 Magnolia Industrial Boulevard
Tifton, GA  31794

Rodney Elam, General Manager
(229) 391‑2249

Newberry, South Carolina Division
11531 SC-34
Newberry, SC  29108

Jim Strzelecki, Division President
(803) 321‑1370

Don Tank, Director of Sales
(803) 276‑0510