MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods, the nation's largest food redistributor, is proud to announce a partnership with Passport Food Group for the distribution of its Wing Hing® and Royal PastaTM product lines. Dot will be handling the majority of all Passport Food Group's distribution. The first ship date of Passport Food Group products through Dot Foods is April 2, 2012.
Wing Hing Foods is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of authentic Asian ingredients in the country. Wing Hing products include fresh noodles, wraps (wonton, dumpling, potsticker, spring roll and egg roll wraps), crispy salad toppers (wonton strips, chow mein noodles, crispy noodles), as well as a variety of Tofu and rice products. . Royal Pasta is the second oldest dry pasta manufacturer in the United States and currently manufactures a variety of dry Italian pasta products. Royal Pasta produces full lines of classic style, artisan (bronze die) and organic dry pastas.
"Passport Foods has built a solid reputation with many large chain restaurants across the United States and we're pleased to begin a partnership with Dot Foods to address the needs of smaller restaurants too," said Dave Abrams, CEO, Passport Food Group. "Dot is a significant part of our distribution strategy and the growth engine we are looking for in national distribution. Dot has the reach that we simply could not get anywhere else."
"We're excited about our new partnership with Passport Foods. Wing Hing offers a new line of Asian Ingredients, like fresh won ton wraps, which are not currently offered through Dot," said Stephanie Weiler, senior business development manager, Dot Foods. "Asian cuisine is the second fastest growing category in the food service sector, and Wing Hing will allow us to serve that growing demographic. Royal Pasta's organic and bronze die pastas are a great addition to our existing pasta offering".
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 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 information, visit www.dotfoods.com.
About Passport Food Group
Passport Food Group is the holding company of international food manufacturers Wing Hing Foods and Royal Pasta. Wing Hing Foods manufactures and distributes authentic Asian noodle and wrap products, and Royal Pasta manufactures a variety of dry Italian pasta products including organic, artisan bronze die and whole-grain. For more information about Passport, please visit www.passportfood.com.