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Our Warehouse and Fulfillment History

Founded in 1935 in St. Paul, Minnesota, we have been distributing merchandise for over 80 years to the retail trade. Initially as Scholls Inc., we worked as a wholesale company delivering a variety of goods directly to our customer’s door. After 50 successful years of servicing the mass, grocery and department stores, due to changing demands, we evolved into Distribution Alternatives a 3rd Party Logistic Company. As a full service 3PL we contract with over 60 companies supplying warehousing and fulfillment services, and managing their distribution strategies using our 80 years of supply chain experience.

We have developed a strong, flexible, “can do” attitude drawn from our small, family owned culture, however we are still large enough to tap industry discounts. Our commitment to flexibility is one of the things that will separate us from our competition.

Even though we have expanded into other parts of the country, we are still proud of our Minnesota heritage, operating our business with strong and honest mid-western values.



   ---- 6/27/2017 8:26 AM ----   11,888,500 cases,     1,300,891 orders shipped last 12 months    ---- 6/27/2017 8:26 AM ----   108,415 Bed Bath Beyond orders,     580,003 Direct To Consumer orders,   16,836 JCPenney orders,   13,944 KMart orders,   12,899 Kohls orders,   4,383 Macys orders,   9,741 Sears orders,   33,493 Target orders,   106,767 Walmart orders shipped last 12 months    ---- 6/27/2017 8:26 AM ----   654,205 cases shipped so far in June    62,780 orders shipped so far in June    ---- 6/27/2017 8:26 AM ----   4,431,788 cases stored in inventory    47,848 SKUs stored in inventory
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