Who We Serve

Creating a Win-Win
for Everyone

Since 1960, Dot Foods has been helping manufacturers with the logistics of providing products to distributors in LTL (less-than-truckload) quantities. In doing so, we help both parties address the unique challenges of their business.

We help manufacturers increase sales by giving them access to thousands of distributors they otherwise might not be able to serve efficiently. And we help distributors operate more efficiently by providing them with weekly access to tens of thousands of products without incurring the high cost of inventory and warehouse space. Dot's redistribution model also serves multi-unit accounts, benefiting the distributors who supply them and the manufacturers whose products are specified.

Plus, Dot remains transparent throughout the entire process, allowing brokers and manufacturer direct reps to receive 100 percent credit in most cases. And distributors get the same negotiated promotions, growth programs and special pricing from manufacturers as if they were buying direct.

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How Dot Works.
With Your Channel

Foodservice

Foodservice includes any venue where food is prepared away from home. These include restaurants, multi-unit accounts, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and correctional facilities.

Benefits:
  • No product line minimums
  • Increased inventory turns
  • Consolidated deliveries
  • Short lead times

Retail

Retail includes convenience stores, supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchandisers and alternate retail operations.

Benefits:
  • No product line minimums
  • Increased inventory turns
  • Consolidated deliveries
  • Short lead times

Vending

The Vending channel provides food items at an unattended point of sale through the use of monetarily driven equipment. Dot Foods sells products to the vending distributor, who in turn sells to vending operators who actually load the candy, food and beverages into vending machines.

Benefits:
  • No product line minimums
  • Increased inventory turns
  • Consolidated deliveries
  • Short lead times

Ingredients

Ingredients were the first products ever offered by Dot Foods. We sell to dairies, bakeries, candy manufacturers, meat processors and other food manufacturers.

Benefits:
  • No product line minimums
  • Increased inventory turns
  • Consolidated deliveries
  • Short lead times

Dot Resources

The Tools of
Your Trade

From the Dot Expressway® website to our Sample Express® program, Dot equips you with innovative ways to succeed.

Always Open

The Dot Expressway is the fast, convenient way to find products, place an order and track a shipment online.