US-based Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores is planning to expand its store network with a new location in Meridian, Idaho, US.

Located at 1560 N. Hickory Avenue, the new store will mark its sixth location in the state and the 70th location for the company in the Western US.

The company will feature over 8,000 items products at the store, including fresh meat and produce, cheese, dairy and deli products, frozen seafood, appetizers, French fries, grocery products, baking ingredients, beverages, bread and tortillas, janitorial supplies, catering supplies, tableware, and barware.

The 20,000ft² Meridian store will offer a range of products for local foodservice businesses, as well as other product and supply requirements.

In addition, the store will serve various non-profit organisations, schools, church groups, caterers and other individuals.

Based in Portland, Oregon, Smart Foodservice currently operates 69 wholesale stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah to serve the foodservice industry.

The company is owned by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.

Smart Foodservice Sales and Marketing vice-president John Mathews said: “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. 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.”

In November, Smart Foodservice Warehouse Stores opened its fifth store in the US state of Idaho.