Top 19 manufacturer partners of 2016

Dot Foods reveals award winners

MT. STERLING, Ill.- Dot Foods, the nation's largest food industry redistributor, is pleased to announce the 19 winners of the company's 2016 Quality & Service Award. As indicated by the name, the award recognizes Dot's top-performing manufacturer partners in the areas of quality and service. This year Dot is honoring both first time recipients and several companies that are repeat winners:

  • Barilla America
  • Barkman Honey - 3rd consecutive year
  • Bridgford Foods Corporation
  • Continental Mills, Inc.
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group - 6th consecutive year
  • GP PRO
  • Handi-Foil of America, Inc. - 4th consecutive year
  • Idahoan Foods - 3rd consecutive year
  • Johnsonville Sausage
  • Kent Precision Foods Group - 6th consecutive year
  • Kronos Foods
  • Lawrence Foods - 5th consecutive year
  • Living Essentials - 5th consecutive year
  • Oregon Fruit - 2nd consecutive year
  • Rotella's Italian Bakery, Inc. - 4th consecutive year
  • Stratas Foods
  • Ultra Thin Pizza Shells and Flatbreads - 2nd consecutive year
  • Upstate Niagra Cooperative - 5th consecutive year

Dot's annual Quality & Service Award program began in 1998 as a way to highlight manufacturer partners who provide best-in-class communication, service, and support to Dot. Manufacturers are evaluated monthly on criteria which include inbound service levels, EDI implementation, proactive communication of offering changes and loading efficiency.  

"Our manufacturer partners play a key role in Dot's success," said Dot Foods President Dick Tracy. "Our business model relies on building great partnerships with these companies and working together to provide the highest level of customer service possible. We are so grateful to these 19 winners for going above and beyond to help us continue to improve and grow. Congratulations to our 2016 Quality & Service Award winners."

Dot's business development mangers will present the Quality & Service Awards to winners at their respective corporate facilities in the coming weeks. Dot and its manufacturer partners agree that working together to improve efficiencies in their partnership is a win-win.

"Living Essentials is thrilled to have won the Dot Foods Quality and Service Award the past 5 years in a row," said Sue LeBeau, Director of Sales Operations. "It's a team effort for sure, and we take great pride in the accomplishment. Our partnership with Dot is a critical component of our business plan. We would not be able to service many of our customers efficiently without them."


Dot Foods Inc. carries 118,000 products from 990 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in the United States. Through Dot Transportation Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 25 countries. Dot Foods operates ten 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; and University Park, Illinois. Dot Foods' Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For information, visit

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