About Seaway Wholesale

Your One-Stop, Hometown
Wholesale Partner Since 1989

Seaway Wholesale started with one dedicated man and a vision – and it started out of the back of his van in 1989.

Since then, Seaway Wholesale has grown into your hometown partner servicing the convenience store market within the Cleveland area. Seaway Wholesale is proud of how we’ve been able to expand while still holding strong to the founding ideals: great service, great savings, and community partnerships with people just like you.

  • 1986 Where It All Began…

    Ali Faraj began his entrepreneurial career in 1986 when he moved to California to buy and operate a grocery business.

  • 1987 “The Journey” Continues…

    After selling the store in California, Ali moved back east and landed in Detroit, Michigan.

  • 1989 “The Dream” Begins…

    Ali then moved to Cleveland in 1988 and began selling closeouts from the trunk of his car. Business began to take off and he expanded to a dedicated garage space at his home.

  • 1993 “The Vision” Continues…

    Now operating from a 6,000 square foot warehouse, growth continued rapidly. This was accomplished through Ali’s continued development of great relationships within the community and a good, solid business practice.

  • 1999 “The Growth” Continues…

    Seaway expanded to a 40,000 square foot warehouse to enable more strategic growth and space for a larger inventory and product offering. Seaway continued to prosper and began offering truck deliveries along with hiring a new warehouse staff of 12 employees.

  • 2004 A Perfect Match…

    With a strong foundation invested in the community along with Ali’s strong faith and commitment, Seaway’s current building was purchased from Riser Foods (dba Giant Eagle) and his business continued to grow!

  • 2021 “A New Look” & The Next Generation…

    While continuing to work alongside our dedicated partners and team, we’re committed to do what is best for our customers by keeping Seaway as your one-stop wholesale solution for all your product needs at fair and competitive prices.

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