Written by Sarah Rancuret, Product Marketing Specialist & Graphic Designer, Savor Imports

Dot has a long history of expanding and improving its distribution network. The last 10 years have seen even greater diversity on improvements and expansion, including Family Health Centers, Hagel 1891, and RT’s Cove!

Check out all the improvements Dot has made over the past decade and get a sneak peek at what’s to come!

2010

Dot opens RT’s Cove as a vacation spot and conference center on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.

2013

Dot opens its first Family Health Center (FHC) in Vidalia, Georgia.

2014

Dot forms the joint venture RD Amerimex to redistribute Dot’s products across Mexico, opening a warehouse in Monterrey, Mexico.

Dot Foods California expands its office space.

Dot opens a Family Health Center in Cambridge City, Indiana.

Dot opens Hagel 1891 and Dorothy’s Market on Main Street in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

2015

Dot opens a distribution center (DC) in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Dot opens a 130,000 square-foot dry warehouse addition to the Mt. Sterling facility.

2016

Dot acquires Marketwest, based in Vancouver, Canada, and renames it Dot Foods Canada. Dot opens DCs in Calgary and Toronto, Canada.

2017

Dot opens a DC just south of Chicago in University Park, Illinois.

Dot’s Corporate Sales Office gains more space by moving some employees to The Cortex—a shared innovation and business community space in St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods.

Cooler dock is added to Dot Foods New York.

2018

Dot opens a DC just south of Chicago in University Park, Illinois.

Dot expands the Mt. Sterling warehouse by 91,000 square feet. They also build an addition to the office space at Dot East and renovate the existing space. 

Ground is broken on a new facility in Bear, Delaware, which will open in 2020.

Vidalia, Georgia, added an additional 50,000 square feet of dry lease capacity to handle a lot more Savor Imports volume via the port in Savannah, Georgia.

2019

Dot Foods Maryland celebrates 25 years in Williamsport.

Dot purchases its first electric yard truck to test out new sustainability methods in Modesto, California.

Dot opens a Family Health Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

A Look Forward

2020

Bear, Delaware, DC grand opening.

Dot will open a Family Health Center in Mt. Sterling, Illinois.

Dot Foods Arizona dry and frozen warehouses will be expanded.

 

2025

Dot plans to open Family Health Centers at all DC locations by 2025.

 

Beyond

Dot is constantly planning for the future. 

“We certainly have plans for our distribution centers,” said John Long, Dot’s Senior VP of Warehousing. “Every February, we do a capacity plan for each DC, by temp, for the next five years. However, as you can imagine, it’s dynamic and can often change due to internal and/or external factors.”

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