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Day N’ Night Bites ~ Food Service Program

MGC is proud to introduce Day N’ Night Bites! This fabulous new food program will take you from day to night with a range of breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pizza, regular pizza and calzones. The entire program has fast prep time, awesome quality and a great value for you!

Day N’ Night Bites Brochure

Calzone Video 

Ask your sales representative for more information!






Merchant’s Grocery carries Wrigley’s top sellers!

New 5 Focus Packs

  • Peppermint, Item #3592
  • Spearmint, Item #3595

Micro Packs

  • Orbit Spearmint, Item #3524
  • Orbit Wintermint, Item #3522
  • Orbit Strawberry Remix, Item #3523
  • 5 Cobalt, Item #3521
  • 5 Rain, Item #3520

New Flavors!

  • 5 Photon, Item #3594
  • 5 Ascent, Item #3638
  • Orbit Apple Remix, Item #3604

Ask your sales representative to order today! These are great stocking stuffers!

Update on the Resers Recall

Dear Merchants Grocery Customers,

This is an update on the Resers/Mrs. Giles recall.

Yesterday we received a very small portion of our weekly order. This is a result of Resers cutting our order due to an intensive inspection of their Halifax, NC production facility. This plant has not been one of the two plants involved in the recent recall of four items produced at those facilities. The Halifax plant was due for their normal inspection from the FDA. A representative of Resers informed us that the FDA, probably due to the recent recall, sent multiple inspectors to this plant. That resulted in a slowdown of production, which according to him has all but come to a stop, thus no product is available for our delivery.

So here is where we stand at this point:

  1. The Topeka production facility has been given an all clear to begin production again this week. This plant makes the seafood salads we distribute. It is expected that the process to get to full production and catch up orders will take about two weeks. We have an order for next Tuesday but it is not certain we will receive any product. Things should improve by the following week.
  2. Barring any issues, the Halifax facility which produces most of the items we distribute is also coming back up to full production later this week. Again, our order may be cut next week but should be back to normal in two weeks. Even if we receive our full order next week, we will have depleted all normal carry over stock from this week due to the cuts. This means it will take us about two deliveries from Resers to catch up – i.e.: next week and the following week.
  3. The good news is that the Topeka plant has been given a clean bill of health by the FDA after intensive sanitation procedures (they scrubbed the plant) by Resers at the plant.
  4. Once the Halifax plant has cleared their inspection all should return to normal. It is important to note, again, that the Halifax plant is not part of any recall at this time, but surely the recall at the other plant led to the intensive inspection of that plant out of an abundance of caution by the FDA.
  5. The Resers/Mrs. Giles lines are a quality line of products and MGC has enjoyed a good working partnership with this vendor for many years. It is expected that everything will return to normal very soon. After so much scrutiny by the FDA, you can be assured of the quality of the products.

If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to call Robin Fadley at 540-727-2219 or email him at

Reser’s Announce Voluntary Recall On Select Products

Letter from Reser’s President
November 3, 2013

Dear Reser’s Customers,

There is nothing that Reser’s Fine Foods takes more seriously than producing safe, wholesome, high-quality foods. Our family has been doing that for more than six decades, and we are grateful to you for your continued confidence in us and our products.
In the past weeks, we’ve learned that some of our efforts have fallen short. Reser’s has always had rigorous and thorough cleaning and sanitation processes in place at our plants. However, following FDA inspections of the Topeka plant, we chose to voluntarily suspend production on October 25th to allow us to fully dismantle our equipment, piece by piece, for deep cleaning. Read More→

Champs Chicken Celebrates 500 Stores

Merchants Grocery Company has partnered with Champs Chicken to provide spectacular tasting chicken to convenience stores in the Virginia area. Champs Chicken has recently celebrated opening its 500th location. Read more about Champs Chicken success.

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