Mt. Sterling, Ill. - In response to increased supply chain demands, Dot Foods, the nation's largest food redistributor, and General Mills have reached an agreement for Dot to carry General Mills' refrigerated Yoplait and Pillsbury brand offerings. Dot currently carries General Mills' dry, refrigerated and frozen foodservice products and will begin shipment of its refrigerated retail offerings on March 4, 2013.

"We're very excited about our refrigerated expansion with General Mills," said Jeff Adams, senior business development manager at Dot Foods. "Our existing partnership to offer their foodservice products has been very successful and we expect this expansion to be no different."

The expansion is expected to shorten lead times and increase turns for convenience distributors with consistent small less-than-truckload orders through Dot's weekly deliveries and one-case minimum. Dot will now be the most efficient option for customers placing LTL orders of General Mills refrigerated products.

About General Mills

General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, and Wanchai Ferry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2012 worldwide sales of US $16.7 billion.

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.