MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food industry redistributor, is pleased to announce the 18 winners of the company's 2015 Quality & Service Award. As indicated by the name, the award recognizes Dot's top-performing manufacturer partners in the areas of quality and service. This year's list includes some first time recipients, along with several companies that are repeat winners. The manufacturers honored for their excellence in 2015 are:

  • Barkman Honey - 2nd consecutive award
  • Basic American Foods
  • Chicken of the Sea Int'l - 2nd consecutive award
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group - 5th consecutive award
  • Handi-foil of America, Inc. -3rd consecutive award
  • Idahoan Foods - 2nd consecutive award
  • Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc. -5th consecutive award
  • Lawrence Foods - 4th consecutive award
  • Living Essentials - 4th consecutive award
  • Oregon Fruit Products
  • Rotella's Italian Bakery - 3rd consecutive award
  • Sartori Company
  • Signature Breads
  • Trinidad Benham
  • TW Garner Food Company - 2nd consecutive award
  • Ultra Thin Pizza Shells & Flatbreads
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. - 4th consecutive award
  • Wolferman's

Dot's annual Quality & Service Award program began in 1998 as an avenue to recognize manufacturer partners who provide best-in-class communication, service, and support to Dot. Manufacturers are evaluated each month on criteria which includes inbound service levels, EDI implementation and loading efficiency. 

"At Dot, we believe in shared growth and success," said Dot Foods President Joe Tracy. "Exceptional customer service has been our expectation for more than 55 years, and it wouldn't be possible for us to consistently provide that level of customer service without the cooperation we receive from our manufacturer partners. 2015 was one for the record books for Dot; these 18 Quality & Service Award winners had a direct impact on our success. I can't thank them enough for all they do to help us serve our customers. Congratulations to all the winners."

Dot's business development mangers will present the Quality & Service Awards to winners at their respective corporate facilities in the coming weeks.

"One of Idahoan Foods' key imperatives is to 'delight our customers,'" said Idahoan Foods CEO Drew Facer. "This is a part of our culture that runs through the entire company. We are delighted to receive our second consecutive Dot Foods Quality & Service award. The Dot team has been willing to collaborate and contribute to Idahoan's continued success. They've been a valuable partner as we have driven toward exceeding expectations of on-time and complete orders."

About Dot Foods
Dot Foods Inc. carries 112,000 products from 830 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in the United States. Through Dot Transportation Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 25 countries. Dot Foods operates nine 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; and Dyersburg, Tennessee. For information, visit DotFoods.com.

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 DotFoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers.  For more on opportunities available with Dot Transportation, visit DriveForDot.com.