MT. STERLING, Ill., March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 managers 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.
"As a first time award winner, we are proud to share this award with all of our employees who work hard every day to ensure service is something that our customers can take for granted. We have partnered with Dot to improve our overall customer experience and align with them to meet the highest standards of service in the industry," said Greg Sevener, Vice President of Foodservice Sales at Continental Mills.
ABOUT DOT FOODS AND DOT TRANSPORTATION
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 DotFoods.com.
ABOUT CONTINENTAL MILLS, INC.
Continental Mills, Inc. is a third generation, family-owned maker of some of the best-loved breakfast, baking and snack brands. Under the portfolio of breakfast and baking we have our flagship brand Krusteaz®, as well as Kretschmer® Wheat Germ, Albers® Cornmeal and Grits, Alpine® Cider and several licensed product extensions. Under our snacking portfolio we have WildRoots® Trail Mixes sold in Club stores, and new Buck WildTM Snacks. Continental Mills headquarters is located in Tukwila, WA and products are sold through retail, foodservice, and club store channels throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.continentalmills.com.
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SOURCE Continental Mills