Technology and business didn’t use to meet often in the wholesale food industry.
However, two separate worlds have collided as distributors commonly offer products on-line with fixed delivery rates, and specials and discounts.
Costco Wholesale is one. The business delivery on-line store now features five-pound trays of Dolores Chili Brick for sale.
The Chili Brick has been on shelves in Costco’s Hawthorne Business Center for nearly a year and now on-line shoppers can buy the bricks for $10.78 per tray (16-20 servings) and have them shipped anywhere from Santa Barbara to San Bernardino. The shipping rate is $20 flat, but orders over $250 are shipped free.
Distributors, operators and owners of fast-food and sit down restaurants buy various restaurant supplies and foods from Costco at wholesale prices. Now, the all-beef, ready to thaw and serve Chili Bricks are another item to add to the list.
League organizations and individuals planning snack bar fundraisers or barbecues are also common users of the Dolores Chili Brick, and frequent shoppers of wholesale supply stores.
Restaurant Depot and Smart & Final also carry the five-pound Chili Brick trays, although the product is not available for on-line purchase through these distributors.
The Chili Bricks are sold in major grocery chains such as Food 4 Less and Ralphs and in countless independent stores. The famous chili is also a hot item at Philippe the Original in Downtown L.A., and is sold in hot dog and hamburger stands across Southern California.
Dolores Canning Co., who distributes the chili, also sells the 20-ounce and five-pound bricks on-line at https://dolorescanning.com/catalog/
For more info on Dolores Chili Brick, a list of retail locations, and to purchase directly nationwide please visit www.DoloresChili.com.