Vistar, one of the nation’s leading distributors of candy, snacks and beverages, has launched a new video introducing its Merchant’s Mart store in Nashville, Tenn., which opened last month. With a running time of 2 minutes, 39 seconds, the short video provides an overview of the store’s product offerings, features and operations. View the video.
The store is Vistar’s first Merchant’s Mart to offer an expanded food selection with competitive prices for both businesses and consumers. The wholesale cash and carry retail operation does not require membership and is open to the public.
With approximately 3,000 different items or SKUs (stock-keeping units), the new store will serve as a one-stop shop for small restaurants, offices, concession and vending operators, and non-profit organizations such as schools and youth sports programs. Vistar’s Merchant’s Mart will offer a much larger selection than typical warehouse club stores, particularly for snacks and beverages with nearly 1,500 SKUs in those two categories alone.
The 20,000-square-foot Merchant’s Mart is conveniently located at 1800 Elm Hill Pike near Interstate 40 and Briley Parkway in Nashville. Regular store hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The store will initially employ five local residents and will accept all major credit cards, provide delivery services, and offer a pick and pull program so busy customers can call or fax their order in for pickup 24 hours later.