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Dot Foods

Dot Foods, Inc.
Private - Family owned
Industry Food redistribution
Founded 1960 (1960)
Headquarters Mount Sterling, Illinois, United States
Revenue $5.5 billion (2014)
Number of employees
4,200
Website .com.dotfoodswww
Dot Foods distribution truck, Whitmore Lake, Michigan

Dot Foods is the largest foodservice redistribution company in the United States.[1] Dot offers over 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers.[2] Dot consolidates those products and delivers in less-than-truckload (LTL) quantities to distributors nationwide on a weekly basis.[3] Distributors can buy a mix of temperatures and products, with a combined minimum of just 5,000 pounds.[4]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Locations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Dot Foods was founded in 1960 by Robert F. Tracy and was originally named Associated Dairy Products to reflect the nature of the business at the time.[5] Mr. Robert Tracy began the enterprise by selling an assortment of dairy products out of the back of the family station wagon.[6] Robert was originally from Jerseyville, Illinois, and moved to Mount Sterling after marriage.

Locations

Dot Foods has nine distribution centers:

  • Mt. Sterling, IL (headquarters)
  • Ardmore, OK
  • Burley, ID
  • Cambridge City, IN
  • Dyersburg, TN
  • Liverpool, NY
  • Modesto, CA
  • Vidalia, GA
  • Williamsport, MD

References

  1. ^ http://www.dotfoods.com/
  2. ^ http://www.dotfoods.com/intro.html
  3. ^ Id.
  4. ^ Id.
  5. ^ http://www.dotfoods.com/intro4.html
  6. ^ Id.

External links

  • Official website
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