International Broker and Distributing Agent
to Military Commissaries & Exchanges
We were there when the wall came down...
(L-R) Reg Tomlin, Peter Fleming and Don Tankersley at the Berlin Wall November 9, 1989.
White Dairy, a privately held corporation owned by the Tankersley family, was founded in 1928 as a manufacturer of civilian retail grocery packaged ice cream and ice cream novelty products. The company was expanded in 1985 by entering the military retail grocery sales channel which evolved into what is currently the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA).
White Dairy was the first supplier to successfully ship ice cream products to the overseas military commissaries which made it possible for the overseas commissary patron to enjoy a welcomed taste of home by offering USA manufactured ice cream products.
While we initially specialized in extreme temperature sensitive items such as frozen and highly perishable chill products, our company has now expanded to beverage products and dry items traditionally delivered to the civilian retail channel via Direct Store Door (DSD) delivery. We effectively created a DSD delivery from the distributor warehouse, to the store, and on the shelf.