Great Lakes Frozen Dairy Distributor

Contact Information
Great Lakes Frozen Dairy Distributor
7650 Holland Road
Taylor, MI 48180

Phone: 313-291-5600

Profile Description


John Loussia founded Value Wholesale Distributors in 1991 located in Detroit, Michigan. Gorges Loussia, John's father, immigrated to America in 1967 during Detroit's auto industry boom. He brought along with him John and Sam, the eldest son. Over the next few years, Gorges was able to bring his wife and his other 9 children to America. Gorges, his wife and 11 children resided in Detroit and opened a small convenience store on Detroit's southwest side called "Dobry's Market." John managed Dobry's for his family and this was the beginning of his experience in the food industry.

With an early start and great work experience under his belt, John opened "Home Pride Supermarket" in Detroit in 1974. After hard work and experience in the supermarket industry, John felt that Detroit needed a reliable secondary grocery wholesaler. He knew that a local wholesaler could cost effectively help supply the populated city of Detroit. In 1991, he opened an 80,000 square foot warehouse called "Value Wholesale Distributors." In the first 4 years his theory of a secondary grocery wholesaler proved to be accurate. With a warehouse in the heart of Detroit, John could deliver orders in a timely manner. The word suddenly began to spread about the amazing service and great pricing Value Wholesale Distributors provided to independent grocery stores.

Value Wholesale Distributors

In 1995, Value Wholesale Distributors, or "Value" as it became commonly known to its customers, outgrew its first warehouse and moved only a few miles away to a 90,000 square foot facility in Oak Park, Michigan, with a higher ceiling and more loading docks. Also at this location, Value opened a Cash and Carry providing small convenience stores and gas stations a place to purchase groceries much cheaper than having them delivered. The business began to rapidly grow. John's work ethic and drive for success trickled down to his sons, Brian and Matthew, who began working for Value at a young age and currently manage the business.

Current Day

Under the ownership and management of John, Brian and Matthew, Value distributes more product and more product year after year. They recently opened a new facility in Taylor. This facility is a 50,000 square foot freezer and cooler and operates under the name Great Lakes Frozen and Dairy. Through Value Wholesale Distributors and Great Lakes Frozen and Dairy John, Brian and Matthew and their 40 plus employees are ready to serve all your grocery and storage needs.