MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food redistributor, is proud to announce the addition of True Citrus foodservice products to its offering. True Citrus manufactures True Lemon® and True Lime™ which are made from a unique, patented process that cold-presses and crystallizes lemon/lime juice and oils to provide consistent, 100 percent natural fresh-squeezed taste without the waste or labor of using fresh lemons or limes.
Shelf-stable and with a small storage footprint, True Lemon® and True Lime® offer foodservice operators a high-quality, 100 percent natural alternative to fresh wedges, juice packets and bottled lemon or lime juice. Dot Foods carries True Lemon® and True Lime™ in sachet packets, which are perfect for beverage stations, iced tea stations and patient trays. Dot Foods also carries True Lemon® and True Lime® in Juice Mixes for back-of-the-house cooking, baking and seasoning applications.
"We are excited about this new partnership with Dot Foods," said Al Soricelli, CEO of True Citrus. "More and more foodservice operations are now using True Lemon® and True Lime™ in place of bottled or fresh-squeezed juice. This partnership allows us to provide our products to many more distributors, and improves efficiencies right across the board."
Because of this new partnership, Dot Foods customers may purchase True Citrus products with no minimum. In addition, Dot's weekly deliveries (averaging a two-to-four-day lead-time) enable the customers to respond faster to retailers and operators' needs, while at the same time increasing inventory turns. True Citrus products were available to Dot customers beginning this past November.
"We are pleased to add True Lemon® and True Lime® as some of our newest products for distributors," said Stephanie Weiler, Senior Business Development Manager. "We are certain that our customers will appreciate this partnership and will benefit from the high quality and convenience of 100 percent natural True Lemon® and True Lime™ provide to their foodservice operations."
In early 2011, Dot expanded its Mt. Sterling, IL warehouse to add capacity for new manufacturers, as well as additional items for existing manufacturers. Dot added 136,000 square feet and reconfigured its current dry warehouse.
About True Citrus
Baltimore-based True Citrus Co. manufactures and distributes 100% natural, cold-pressed and crystallized citrus products for retail and foodservice including its flagship products, True Lemon® and True Lime®. Each True Lemon® or True Lime™ serving has zero calories, zero carbohydrates, zero fat and no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, gluten or sodium. In addition to True Lemon®, True Citrus offers True Lime™, True Orange™, True Lemon® Lemonade, True Lemon® Raspberry Lemonade, True Grapefruit™ and True Lemon® Lemon Iced Tea. True Citrus retail products will be available in about 20,000 grocery stores across the country by March 2012. For more information, visit www.truecitrus.com.
About Dot Foods Inc.
Dot Foods Inc. carries 100,000 products from 700 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products, equipment and supplies to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For more information, visit www.dotfoods.com.