You don't have to buy a lot to work with Dot. A leading foodservice redistributor, Dot Foods hauls more than 60,000 dry, frozen, and refrigerated products from roughly 700 food industry manufacturers to customers who buy in less-than-truckload quantities. The company also offers foodservice equipment and supplies. Dot's customer base consists of more than 3,300 distributors nationwide (including convenience store, retail food, and vending wholesalers as well as foodservice suppliers). The company also sells food ingredients to dairies, bakeries, confectioners, and meat processers.
Dot operates out of seven distribution centers in California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, New York, and Oklahoma. The company also transports more than 100,000 products from 700 food manufacturers such as ADM, Colgate Palmolive, Farmland Foods, General Mills, and Tyson Foods.
While privately-owned Dot Foods doesn't report its financial results, the company rang up an estimated $3.6 billion in revenues in fiscal 2011 (ends December), up from $3.4 billion in fiscal 2010.
The company has expanded its warehouse space for dry goods amid improved demand. The $15 million expansion, completed in 2011, added almost 140,000 sq. ft. (accommodating 23,000 new pick slots for products) and about 20 jobs at its facilities in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Dot Foods decided to expand because in recent years its growing customer base has ordered an increasing number of products. – less