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Dot Foods Partners with Plug and Play to Invest in Innovative Supply Chain Solutions

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, October 19, 2021. - Dot Foods, North America’s largest food industry redistributor, today announced its partnership with global innovation platform Plug and Play at an official Summit event at Plug and Play's headquarters in Silicon Valley.

Through this partnership, Dot gains access to Plug and Play's Corporate Innovation Network and joins an open exchange with thought leaders from over 500 corporations and tens of thousands of startups around the world. Dot will have access to search the work these startups are doing to find solutions that fit its needs. The company will also be able to bring problems to the Corporate Innovation Network to be matched with startups whose work aligns.

“For over 60 years, Dot Foods has been at the forefront of innovation in food distribution,” says Joe Tracy, CEO of Dot Foods. “This partnership continues that legacy in an industry that is experiencing unprecedented change. We are excited to work with those on the leading edge of innovation to elevate Dot’s capabilities and find new ways to bring success and shared growth to our business partners.”

Together, Dot and Plug and Play will work with and invest in startups to test their solutions to real world problems.

"We are very excited to have Dot Foods on board as our newest partner," explains Mike Zayonc, Founder of Plug and Play Supply Chain & Logistics. "Having partners like Dot Foods, ExxonMobil, L'Oréal, DHL, Prologis, Ericsson, Wal-Mart, Tyson, and BASF working together to collaborate with the most advanced technologies is a perfect venture to digitally transform the global supply chain and logistics market."

About Dot Foods

Dot Foods, Inc. carries 133,000 products from 1,000 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food industry redistributor in North America. Through Dot Transportation, Inc., an affiliate of Dot Foods, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending products to distributors in all 50 states and more than 55 countries. Dot Foods operates 12 U. S. distribution centers, which are located in Bullhead City, Arizona; Modesto, California; Bear, Delaware; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; University Park, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; Ardmore, Oklahoma; and Dyersburg, Tennessee. Dot Foods’ Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For more information, visit www.dotfoods.com

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi. For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/

Dot Foods - Media contact:

Emily Waterman

Corporate Communications Manager

Phone: 636-449-3626


Plug and Play - Media contact:

Allison Romero

Marketing Director

Phone: +1 (408) 524-1457