St. Louis, MO - Dot Foods recently announced their 2019 Innovations invite-only trade show to take place May 29-31 in downtown St. Louis. Dot Foods is the largest food industry redistributor in North America, and its Innovations trade show seeks to inspire Dot's customers, manufacturers, and employees from across the world to innovate within the food industry.

"We have created a unique experience where new ideas are sparked from meaningful conversations and collaboration," Dot trade show manager Christine Iovaldi said. "Our show is different because every product you see on the show floor can be instantly sourced through Dot Foods."

Taking place over three days, Innovations is described more as an event than "just a trade show." Last year, over 2,000 customers and manufacturers attended, with over 350 exhibitor booths on the trade show floor.

Innovations 2019 offers more than just a traditional trade show, per Iovaldi. "Attendees can grow their business while also gaining industry knowledge and having a lot of fun."

Dot-hosted events include a welcome party featuring a culinary tour, a Goo Goo Dolls rock concert, top industry seminar speakers, and a closing event with carnival-themed surprises. "It's truly unlike any other show," Iovaldi said. 

Dot Foods Inc. carries 127,000 products from 930 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 35 countries. Dot Foods operates 11 U. S. distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Dyersburg, Tennessee; University Park, Illinois; and Bullhead City, Arizona. A twelfth distribution center is under construction in Bear, Delaware. Dot Foods' Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For information, visit

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all U.S. locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods visit and follow @DotFoodsCareers. For more on opportunities available with Dot Transportation, visit

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dot Foods is located at 1 Dot Way, Mt. Sterling, Ill. 62353