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Founder of Dot Foods Dies at 81



{mosimage}Tracy, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in dairy technology, became known in the foodservice industry as a farsighted innovator and trailblazer. He revolutionized foodservice distribution by creating a mechanism that helped mid-sized distributorships build their businesses without stocking a wide range of products.

His company, Dot Foods, named for his wife, Dorothy, who he married on June 9, 1949, grew to a more than $2.2 billion in sales and paved the way for another common today distribution concept

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