Who We Serve

We help you benefit from a complete retail wholesale operation supplying a wide range of stores in the US and internationally. MDI is one of the largest IGA distributors on the East Coast.

Customers are the focus of everything we do

MDI works to earn your business every day. We take pride in the fact that many of our customers have been with us decades, a testament to our ability to respond to the needs of a wide range of retailers - from the single, family-owned store to larger chains.

If you talk to our customers they will tell you how MDI stands out against the competition. View Our Customer Stories

Providing supply chain solutions with a competitive edge

We offer procurement and logistic solutions to distributors, retail chains and community food sources within our logistics reach via various trade channels including Hardware, Drug, Mass, Specialty and Convenience.

What You Need

“Re-distribution” opportunities are on the rise. Some common distributor concerns are order frequency, cost of goods, slow movers, variety, availability and high manufacturer minimums.

Increased shipping and ordering minimums are widening the cost spread between weight brackets oftentimes results in excess and aged inventory concerns.

What We Deliver

  • Improvement in MFG Bracket Position
  • Expanded Variety
  • Consolidation of LTL Vendors
  • Efficient Ordering for Slow Movers
  • Reduction in Cost of Inventory
  • Shorter Lead Times
  • Reduced Administrative Cost
  • On Time Deliveries
  • Available for Pick Up
  • Direct Plant Bill Thru Programs
  • Electronic Interface
  • PO Entry and Invoice
  • Access to MDI Fleet
  • Slot Replenishment
  • Customized Programs

An award-winning export program

MDI exports a variety of products to retailers and distributors operating in 36 countries worldwide. Our international growth over the last decade has been fueled by our best-in-class service, family values and proven track record of success.

Ports of Call

  • Charleston, SC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Savannah, GA
  • Newark, NJ
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Port Everglades, FL

Services & Capabilities

  • Container Pool Facility for Tropical Shipping 20’, 40’, 45’ Dry and Reefer Containers
  • Product Consolidation
  • Bi-Lingual Staff (Spanish and English)
  • Palletize, Slip Sheet or Floor Loading
  • Export Documentations and Certifications
  • USDA FSIS Inspection Facility
  • Experienced BIVAC Inspection Site
  • Expertise in shipping from Ambient to -20 Degrees Fahrenheit for Ice Cream
  • Available use of Thermo Cool Disposable Bulkheads for shipping split temp containers
  • Available use of Sensitech Temperature monitors.

Third-Party Logistics

We provide a vast array of warehousing and distribution services to help manufacturers and suppliers ship products to retail efficiently.

Transportation Services

Merchants Transport of Hickory (MTH), a division of MDI, delivers excellence in full truckload and less-than-truckload services throughout North America. We can handle all your logistics needs, whether it is scheduling, freight negotiation, billing, or LTL consolidation. Working closely with your logistics team to determine your exact requirements, we will deliver everything you need to move your freight safely and on time.


Ambient Warehousing Services

Consolidation Services, a division of MDI, supplies a vast array of warehousing and distribution services specializing in assisting manufacturers and supplies with the storage and shipment of products to retail efficiently. We operate a 200,000 sq. ft third-party warehouse and storage facility. We have worked with all levels of customers from large national retail operations to small ecommerce customers just starting out. Our mission is to deliver proven cost-savings warehouse and logistics solutions, enabling our customers to concentrate on marketing and growing their businesses.


Cold Storage

We provide affordable, temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics solutions.


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