Dot Foods, General Mills ink distribution pact

by Eric Schroeder
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MOUNT STERLING, ILL. — Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributor, has partnered with General Mills Convenience Store Division for the distribution of dry products to Dot Foods’ convenience store distributors.

Dot Foods is set to begin shipping General Mills dry products on Jan. 16, and as part of the agreement convenience store distributors will be able to purchase General Mills products such as Gardetto’s, Chex Mix, Bugles, and Nature’s Valley from Dot Foods.

“We’re excited to offer General Mills products to our customers,” said Jeff Adams, senior business development manager of Dot Foods. “We think our convenience store distributors will appreciate having access to these products, and we look forward to the partnership with General Mills.”

Dot recently expanded its Mount Sterling warehouse to add capacity for new manufacturers, as well as additional items for existing manufacturers. The company added 136,000 square feet and reconfigured its current dry warehouse.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 100,000 products from 700 food industry manufacturers. The company distributes food service, 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; Mount Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla.

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