History of Mid-America Wholesale
In 1956, Jack Dick founded Northwest Wholesale, Inc. in Woodward, Oklahoma. The company served
the area as a candy and tobacco distributor. The first warehouse was a 1,900 sq. foot
building on Maine Street between 6th and 7th. After Jack bought out his partner in 1959, the
company became family owned and operated, as it is today. Some food supplies were distributed in
the mid 1960’s, but the bulk of the sales remained in candy and tobacco. Following the death of
Jack in 1978, Mark Dick left the pharmacy profession in order to develop a food service division of
the company. The first walk-in cooler was turned on in October of the same year and the first freezer
followed in February of 1979.
On December 10, 1979, Jack’s three sons, Jerry, Mark, and David purchased Tydings Wholesale in Enid.
The name of the company was changed to Enid Wholesale and the product line was expanded to cover institutional
foods, paper goods, and janitorial supplies to compliment candy and tobacco. In 1986, Northwest and Enid
Wholesale purchased a 50,000 sq. foot building (our current location) to help continue its growth and success.
In 1991, Mark and David purchased the stock of their oldest brother, Jerry. Then in April of 1995, David
sold his remaining stock to Mark, giving him sole ownership of Northwest/Mid-America Wholesale. By June of
that year, the two had merged to one location in Enid, making it the largest family owned wholesaler in the
state of Oklahoma. In January of 1996, Mid-America purchased Bloom’s Meats, allowing them to have their own
meat processing facility.
Today, Mid-America is a full line All Kitchens distributor serving more than one-half of the state of
Oklahoma and parts of Kansas and the Texas panhandle. We supply more than 7,000 items to restaurants, convenience
stores, deli’s, nursing homes, hospitals, schools and colleges.
The growth of the company is attributed to the dedication of our employees, our ability to handle more products,
furnish more services, distribute to more areas and satisfy more of our customer’s needs than ever before. We are
a small but growing corporation dedicated to customer service and attention.
Over the years there of course have been many awards. 2006 saw more awards being recognized nationally as
one of the top distributors for All Kitchens, Distributor of the Year for All-Kitchens and Rookie of the Year
for Brilliance line of Oils from Cargill.
With 58 employees and 26 million in sales Mid-America continues to grow and expand in our marketplace and
an ever increasing market share in the areas we service. With quality products at a fair price we envision
continued success in the future.