Thomas and Howeard Cash and Carry is a great place to get bulk items. Some are not sold in bulk, such as cigarettes and a few drinks, and the like. But most of what they sell are bulk items like Sam's would carry. The prices are cheaper than most grocery stores but a little higher than Sam's. So for this area, Thomas and Howard Cash and Carry is a great store for Shelby and the surrounding areas. I first heard of this store by accident about 8 years ago. I have been a customer of theirs since then.