From Humble Beginnings
D&B Grocers Wholesale & Distributors’ roots in the grocery business go back to 1962, when Michael Hesano Sr. opened Hesano Market in Detroit.
The family ascended to the next level in 1994, when they founded D&B Grocers in the Detroit suburb of Lincoln Park. Their goal was to fill the void for an independent distributor to service independent retailers in the Detroit-area market. They quickly found success as D&B Grocers became a primary source for independents across Southeastern Michigan.
Despite the area’s economic ups and downs, D&B Grocers continued its growth. In 2004, D&B Grocers moved to a new warehouse facility in Livonia, and it added additional square footage in 2006.
D&B Grocers now serves hundreds of retailers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Illinois.