PORTLAND, Ore.- Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores, a warehouse-format store that has catered to the foodservice industry for more than 60 years, will open a new store in Meridian, Idaho on Saturday, November 23 at 6 a.m. Located at 1560 N. Hickory Ave., the Meridian store will be Smart Foodservice’s sixth store in Idaho and its 70th location in the Western United States.
Offering a wide range of products designed to meet the needs of local foodservice businesses, including restaurants, caterers, and cafeterias, the new Smart Foodservice Warehouse Store will provide a convenient local shopping option for product and supply necessities.
The 20,000-square-foot store, like all Smart Foodservice Warehouse Store locations, will carry more than 8,000 items, including fresh meat and produce, cheese, dairy and deli products, frozen seafood, appetizers, grocery products, baking ingredients, beverages, bread and tortillas, janitorial supplies, catering supplies, tableware and barware. While Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores cater primarily to the foodservice industry, they also offer an easy, affordable option for non-profit organizations, schools, church groups, and other individuals looking to purchase larger product quantities at lower prices.
“Our stores have provided foodservice operators access to high-quality ingredients in Boise and Nampa, allowing foodservice operators to stay in stock without worrying about delivery fees,” says John Mathews, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smart Foodservice. “We offer a full assortment of fresh and non-perishable items that includes national brands, regionally sourced produce, as well as excellent private label products through our First Street-branded items. We are excited to serve new and existing customers in the Meridian area.”
To celebrate the opening, there will be an invitation-only preview day for business operators and managers on Friday, November 22, where vendors will be on hand to answer product questions. Attendees will receive $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more. The formal Grand Opening, which is open to the public, is Saturday, November 23, and the store will provide free food and ice cream. Gift card drawings and other freebies will be featured from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores:
Based in Portland, Oregon, Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores is a chain of warehouse-format stores catering to the foodservice industry. For more than 60 years, the company has offered a wide-range of larger quantity products in a convenient one-stop shop. The Company operates 69 warehouse stores in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Montana. Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores is owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative investment manager. For more information, please visit the Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores website at www.smartfoodservice.com.