Dot Foods adds Kikkoman, one of the nation’s most recognizable soy sauce brands

Dot Foods, the nation’s largest food redistributor, is proud to announce a partnership with Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. (Kikkoman), one of the world’s oldest food companies and America’s best-selling soy sauce brand. Dot Foods can now offer its foodservice distributor customers Kikkoman’s full line of soy sauces, Asian sauces, batters and Pearl® soy milk. First deliveries of Kikkoman products begin on July 16, 2012.

“Kikkoman’s is one of the most sought after brands in the industry and it’s a line that our customers have been asking us to carry for the past several years,” said Park Plank, senior business development manager at Dot Foods. “This is a great opportunity for both companies to continue to grow their business.”

Kikkoman’s natural-brewed soy sauces are made in the USA with Japanese authenticity and offer a healthy alternative to chemically-brewed soy sauces. Their other offerings bring a well-rounded Asian selection to Dot Foods’ customers. Kikkoman’s brand recognition plays a large part in their success amongst consumers and it can be found in almost every restaurant across the country that is serving Asian cuisine.

“Our name is widely associated with soy sauce and this partnership will only broaden our visibility in that market and across our entire offering,” said Mike Evans, senior vice president and national sales manager of Kikkoman. “We will now be able to reach customers from large to small across the entire spectrum.”

About Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.

Since 1957, KIKKOMAN SALES USA, INC., the marketing company for Kikkoman products to the retail, foodservice and food manufacturing industries, has expanded from its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California, to seven regional sales offices. Our production facilities, Kikkoman Foods, Inc., in Walworth, Wisconsin, and Folsom, California, produce soy sauce and other convenient Asian-style sauces for distribution in the United States and Canada.

Kikkoman’s 10 distribution centers and two plants ensure availability of consistently fresh products.

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods and Dot Transportation continue to experience exceptional growth and are hiring in record numbers. Both companies are looking to fill several positions for full and part-time drivers and warehouse personnel in all eight locations. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter.

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, 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; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit

EDITOR’S NOTE:          Dot Foods is located at 1 Dot Way, Mt. Sterling, Ill. 62353

Andrea Saeger
Dot Foods
636.449.3697 (office)