MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods, the largest food industry redistributor in North America, is happy to announce the 22 winners of the company's 2018 Quality & Service Award. As indicated by the name, the award recognizes Dot's top-performing manufacturer partners in the areas of quality and service.

"Across our industry, there's never been a time when customer service was more important," said Dot Foods President Dick Tracy. "That's always been our focus at Dot, but in an environment where everyone along the supply chain is demanding standards be raised, it's even more critical that we deliver. We couldn't do that without the help of our manufacturer partners, and our Quality & Service Award winners represent the best of the best."

  • Barkman Honey, 5th consecutive year
  • Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods Inc.  
  • Bridgford Foods Corporation, 3rd consecutive year
  • Continental Mills, Inc.          
  • Gonnella Baking Company 
  • Good Old Days Foods, Inc. 
  • Handi-foil of America, Inc., 6th consecutive year
  • Impossible Foods    
  • JMH Premium, 2nd consecutive year
  • Knouse Foods, Inc.  
  • Kronos Foods Corp., 3rd consecutive year
  • Living Essentials, 7th consecutive year
  • Mrs. T's Pierogies    
  • Rosina Food Products         
  • Rotella's Italian Bakery, Inc., 6th consecutive year
  • Sterno Products       
  • Stratas Foods, 3rd consecutive year
  • Tampa Maid Foods, 2nd consecutive year
  • Trinidad Benham Corporation, 2nd consecutive year
  • TW Garner Food Company, 2nd consecutive year
  • Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc., 7th consecutive year
  • Zola    

Dot launched its annual Quality & Service Award program in 1998 as a way to thank manufacturer partners who provide best-in-class communication, service, and support to Dot.  Criteria, which include inbound service levels, EDI implementation, proactive communication of offering changes, and loading efficiency, are evaluated monthly. The list of 2018 winnersincludes both newcomers and several repeat honorees.  

"We love seeing who makes the list each year," said Tracy. "There are a lot of challenges right now on fill rates and reliability industry-wide, and these 22 companies really stand out. At Dot, we're always pushing internally to improve the service we provide, and these companies do the same, every day. They are instrumental in our success, and we're so thankful for all their hard work."

Dot's business development mangers will present the Quality & Service Awards to winners at their respective corporate facilities in the coming weeks. Congratulations to the 2018 winners!

ABOUT DOT FOODS AND DOT TRANSPORTATION

Dot Foods, Inc., carries 131,000 products from 1,040 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and 39 countries. Dot Foods operates 11 U. S. distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; Dyersburg, Tennessee; University Park, Illinois; and Bullhead City, Arizona. A twelfth facility is currently under construction in Bear, Delaware. Dot Foods' Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For information, visit DotFoods.com.

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel at all U.S. locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods visit DotFoods.com/Careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers. For more on opportunities available with Dot Transportation, visit DriveForDot.com.