On October 26, employees at Merchants Foodservice kicked off Make a Difference, Hattiesburg! a little early by picking up litter along Edwards Street! The following morning, more than 75 volunteers will donated their time to 16 project sites across all five of Hattiesburg's wards. A big thank you to all the...

Glen McEachern Merchants Foodservice Hattiesburg, MS 27 Years of Service Merchants Foodservice is extremely proud to congratulate our very own Glen McEachern on being inducted into the HALL OF FAME!!! "We're proud to honor the exceptional careers and contributions of these hard-working professionals with this new program," said Mark Allen,...

Traditional supermarkets such as Walmart are far and away the top outlets where consumers regularly shop for groceries, according to the TABS Analytics 6th Annual Food and Beverage Consumables Study. Of 1,000 adults surveyed, 75% cited traditional grocery stores and 57% named Walmart as the retail...

At Merchants Foodservice, we can't say enough about how great our drivers are, and how much we appreciate them. That's why when Driver Appreciation Week came along this September, we didn't miss the opportunity to express our gratitude. Everyone in the Big M Family joined in...

The increasing scarcity of truck drivers is having a major impact on numerous U.S. distributors, with the jobless rate in May a nearly 50-year low of 3.8 percent. Competition for drivers is quickly increasing, in part to a stronger economy and more people turning to...

All Merchants Foodservice distribution centers have retained the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution issued by the British Retail Consortium, the largest trade organization in the British retail industry and the global leader in industry review standards. The distribution center in Newberry, South Carolina, earned the...

Healthy snacks are leading to healthy sales with a $90 billion snack industry, with such healthy conscious items accounting for 20 percent of products and 70 percent of dollar sales growth. Some growth leaders include are paleo (116.2 percent), organic (9.8 percent), and those that are...

From Kellogg’s. Just like commercial foodservice operations, school cafeterias must entice students to make the choice to buy breakfast and lunch in-house. Students often respond positively when restaurant trends trickle down into foodservice operations, so directors can proactively seek out trends and best practices to implement...

The Merchants Foodservice corporate office, located at 1100 Edwards Street in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was severely damaged in a tornado that struck in the early-morning hours of January 21. There were no injuries from the strike at the corporate office. All distribution centers are fully operational; no...