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Wide Reach, Unmatched Quality

Convenient Access Across the Region

With a fleet boasting over 50 trucks, including both semi and box trucks, Velvet Ice Cream ensures reliable and efficient distribution across our expansive territory. Our dedicated team of driver merchandisers and territory sales managers stand ready to meticulously set our premium products on the shelves of retailers, ensuring each display is not only stocked but meticulously presented to captivate customers’ attention and drive sales. Trust Velvet to deliver quality and excellence every step of the way.

Direct Store Delivery System

Being flexible and responsive to meet customer’s wants and needs

In the early 1900’s, Velvet Ice Cream distributed its products throughout Central Ohio using just a couple trucks cooled with ice blocks.

Today, our distribution network consists of 50+ trucks driving thousands of miles each day delivering products direct to stores in five states.

Direct store delivery (DSD) is a distribution network of trucks and associates that move products from the vendor’s warehouse, route trucks, and stores, controlling the end-to-end process without using a retailer’s distribution network.

DSD is a robust but flexible model that allows us to service stores based upon sales volume and make deliveries based upon replenishment needs.

The presell representative builds the relationship directly with the store decision maker to maximize every selling opportunity.

The warehouse picks product by order and delivery date sequenced by stop maximizing a pre-planned route.

Utica, Ohio Headquarters
Customer Centric Focused

  • At Velvet Ice Cream, we’re structured to support our associates, customers, and consumers in ways to build brands, loyalty, and enjoyment.
  • Our marketing team engages consumers through social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Our executive leadership develop new products and flavors for consumer excitement.
  • Our sales teams continue to support brands with promotions and brand programs.
  • Our administrative group supports field operations with communication and technology to eliminate roadblocks and increased sales.

EDI Capable

Our systems allow purchase orders, shipping, receiving, and ordering to be handled electronically.

Updated Mobile Devices

Each presell representative is equipped with a mobile tablet to order and view information.

Corporate Support

Our Utica Headquarters supports all operations including customer service, and distribution.

Technology & Systems

IntegraSys DSD Sales Manager (Mobile App)
Warehouse IT
Handheld Delivery System
Electronic AR/AP
Asset Management
RoadNet Territory Planner

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