Rapid Company Growth and Increased Consumer Demand Leads to Strategic Alliance with Dot Foods
July 01, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Soylent Nutrition, Inc., the makers of Soylent Drinks, Powder and new Soylent Squared nutrition bars, today launched a partnership with the nation’s largest food industry redistributor Dot Foods. Soylent’s flagship 14-oz ready-to-drink products are now available to Dot Foods’ approximate 4,500 distribution customers serving foodservice, supermarket, retail, and convenience sales channels. In response to consumer demand and rapid company growth, Soylent is partnering with Dot to make its offerings more readily available. Dot will immediately expand Soylent’s availability across a variety of retail and foodservice channels, provide a more flexible ordering system to customers, and provide operational support and efficiencies to further advance company growth.
“We’re on a mission to make complete, sustainable nutrition accessible, appealing, and affordable to all. As more consumers strive to balance demanding work, school and family schedules, we want to ensure they can access complete, nutritious options everywhere,” said Melody Conner, SVP of Sales at Soylent. “We’re honored to be able to partner with a world-class organization like Dot Foods, as they offer the reach, relationships and scale to help us achieve that goal and drive Soylent to the next level.”
Soylent has continued to find success in traditional brick-and-mortar retail, foodservice, and convenience channels after making the jump from e-commerce in early 2018, channeling the passion and enthusiasm of its consumer base to drive foot traffic in stores. This strategic alliance with Dot Foods comes on the heels of the company’s national expansion with Walmart, which made Soylent available nationwide in thousands of US Walmart locations. Due to the popularity of the product, expansion from 400 Walmart stores to 4,378 stores took place in less than a year. Soylent’s ready-to-drink product is now available in many of America’s leading retailers including Target, Kroger, CVS, 7-Eleven, and Select Safeway/Albertsons Divisions.
“Dot is committed to helping our business partners succeed,” said Eric Peters, Senior Business Development Manager at Dot, “and we are very excited to see this partnership with Soylent grow their reach—bringing these products to our customers.”
Dot’s extensive nationwide network will make it easier for retail and convenience stores—from legacy retailers to regional chains to family-owned convenience stores—to offer healthier, affordable, and accessible on-the-go snacks and meals in response to consumer demand. Soylent works with retailers and companies to meet consumers in all the places they may need complete nutrition to support a busy lifestyle.
Soylent is a pioneer in food technology, producing delicious, functional foods, with complete nutrition that are good for the body and the planet. In 2013, the first Soylent meal replacement powder was created to help fill the need for a simpler, more efficient food source. The company has since grown to become both a disruptor and a driver in the Food Tech world. Soylent is on a mission to provide complete, sustainable nutrition that is accessible, appealing and affordable to all, and its line of products are engineered from the ground-up to provide the vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and protein that the body needs - all in convenient packages. Soylent’s latest online product launch, Soylent Squared, is the first complete 100 calorie mini meal, creating a more nutritious way to get the snack or meal you need when you need it. Soylent’s innovative products include Original, Cacao, and Café Powder, healthy snacking alternative Soylent Bridge, and 14oz ready-to-drink bottles available in seven delicious flavors. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.
For additional information please visit www.Soylent.com.
About Dot Foods
Dot Foods Inc. carries 131,000 products from 1,100 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 35 countries. Dot Foods operates 11 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; University Park, Illinois; and Bullhead City, Arizona. A 12th distribution center is under construction in Bear, Delaware. Dot Foods' Canadian operations are located in Toronto, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta. For information, visit DotFoods.com.