Dot Expressway®

Take a look at Dot's virtual warehouse, the Dot Expressway, one of the most visited sites in the food industry, receiving 2.5 million pageviews a month.

On April 1, 1997, the Dot Expressway went live. Its main purpose was to allow customers and suppliers product information with the click of the mouse. The first version of the Dot Expressway displayed the entire Dot Foods price book, stock staus, and product set-up information-though the data in 1997 was hardly real-time. 

Over the years, multiple redesigns have transformed the website into a sleek, user-friendly, personalized ordering and fulfillment tool, with an online shopping cart optimized for mobile access.

It's an online, convenient way to place orders, track purchase history, and search our product catalog 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New users: Click here to complete the form. We will email your Expressway username and password within 48 hours. Once you receive your confirmation, you can start browsing our 127,000+ products online.

Returning users: Go directly to the Dot Expressway's login page. But if you forgot your login details, click here instead. 

The Dot Expressway
Allows Distributors to:

  • Search our online catalog of 127,000 items by keyword, category, manufacturer, and item number
  • Place an order
  • Track purchase history
  • Download product and pricing information
  • View promotions
  • Link to the IFDA Profile Database featuring information on serving suggestions, ingredients, cooking preparation, and more

All Resources

  • Dot Expressway

    The Dot Expressway is one of the most visited websites in the food industry, receiving 2.5 million pageviews a month. It’s an online, convenient way to place orders, track purchase history, and search Dot’s product catalog 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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  • Dot On Demand

    Avoid turning down orders when an item isn't stocked at your facility. End-users ask for products you don't carry. It's a time-tested part of the industry. Dot on Demand provides your team an effective way to meet the product needs of your operators, without adding inventory and at a product cost in line with manufacturer-direct pricing.

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  • Sample Express

    Sample Express® is an easy-to-use, online ordering process used to get samples of your product to your customers. Just place one order and enter the address where you want your samples shipped. That’s all there is to it. No more lost samples. No forgotten or late orders. No more wondering why samples were ordered and where they went. You’ll save on shipping, not to mention the time involved in processing your orders.

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  • Advisory Board

    Our Advisory Board program allows us to gather feedback from our distributor customers, manufacturers and brokers. Their perceptions are crucial to our long-term growth and continuous quality improvements.

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  • Activity Based Purchasing Seminars

    Originally developed to determine the product line profitability of our own suppliers, Dot’s Activity Based Purchasing Seminar now helps distributors identity what drives their purchasing decisions.

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  • Executive Express

    Designed primarily for current distribution customers who are buying approximately a half-truckload per week, Dot’s Executive Express program introduces customers to our unique culture, program and services.

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  • Business Reviews

    Dot periodically organizes a series of regional Business Reviews for food manufacturer direct reps. Our goal is to help direct reps better understand how our redistribution program and services can increase sales for their company.

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  • Distributor Development Program

    Designed to benefit manufacturers, this program provides distributor customers with information on new items and promotions, plus sales tips and tools to help them grow.

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  • Quality & Service Award

    Dot’s Quality & Service Award is presented annually to suppliers who demonstrate outstanding commitment to service and performance.

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  • Dot Trip

    The Dot Trip is an incentive program designed to help food manufacturers market their products to more than 1,300 independent distributors nationwide.

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  • New Product Launch Toolkit

    When you plan the launch of your next new program, don’t forget to add Dot to the marketing mix. We offer a simple, cost-effective New Product Launch Tool Kit to help make your new product even more successful.

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  • Multi-Unit Forum

    This meeting provides an overview of the Dot Foods foodservice multi-unit strategy, and a forum to share information on how we can help you grow your multi-unit business, improve service, and reduce expenses.

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