The new collection is here! View our 2021-2022 Everyday and Holiday Catalogue.

Our Newest Collection

Dovetale 2021-2022 Holiday Prebook

Our newest Dovetale Collection features over 650 Everyday products and nearly 300 Seasonal Prebook items for your shelves. Sourced from the best producers around the world, our collection offers the best specialty foods direct to your store step.

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Start your holiday shopping now and place your orders before our Holiday Prebook deadline of July 9th, 2021. To shop, click the link below or see our full catalogue in the link above. Feel free to contact our office or your local sales representative if you have any questions! We are here to help.

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The world at your store-step.

We search the world for the finest examples of specialty food. We partner with producers we're inspired by, we learn their stories and help connect them with like-minded retailers in the Canadian market. By industry convention we are importers and distributors, but by our definition we are more than just a transit-way. We take immense pride in supporting the businesses of both our producers and our retailers and take great responsibility in our role. We only feel we can be successful in our business if we can genuinely understand and positively affect the businesses of all our partners. Working with a team of caring professionals both at our head office and across Canada, our greatest accomplishments come from seeing the people we work with succeed in their goals and continue to commit to their calling or craft.

June's Feature Product

Amedei's Due Gift Box

Luxury Italian Gifting

Amedei gift boxes are pure luxury gifts brimming with the world’s finest and rarest handmade gourmet chocolate treats. Thanks to their delicious contents and distinctive, linen-wrapped gift boxes, Amedei makes a truly special gift for any occasion.

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Two Layers of Luxury

Reserved for special occasions and true connoisseurs, Amedei’s Due gift box is truly an exceptional, luxury gift. This distinctive two-level box is filled with an assortment of their award-winning bars, precious pralines and decadent crema spreads. Available for a limited time only, Amedei's luxury gift box will make for an extra special holiday offering this year.

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Our June Feature Brand

L’artisan Provençal

Artisinal Candied Chestnuts

Marrons glacés (candied chestnuts) are a refined delicacy traditionally enjoyed around Christmas and New Year's time. A holiday tradition on every French table, the Corsiglia family has been producing candied chestnuts and gourmet confections since 1948. Offered exclusively through specialty confectioners and chocolatiers, restaurants and fine food stores, L’artisan Provençal is truly a sought-after specialty.
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A Labour of Love

True to French artisanal methods, each L’artisan Provençal chestnut is carefully selected for quality and shape. They are then immersed in a water bath before being carefully peeled by hand and wrapped in muslin. Once cooked, the chestnuts are candied for a period of seven days and then glazed and dried in the oven before being wrapped in gold foil packets

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Specialty RODIN Gift Boxes

Available in a range of stunning wooden gift boxes, L’artisan Provençal is a true luxury gift. Specially cut and painted in gold, each RODIN box features an intricate cut design that pays homage to the carefully cultivated Marron chestnuts found inside. Wrapped in gold foil, these sought-after, specialty gifts will bring customers to your shop.

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Our Process

Discover

To succeed in innovation, we believe you must constantly be in a mode of discovery. Like any great passion in life, one is never finished learning about it, and over the years we have had the continued pleasure to both search and acquire culinary treasures across the world. We know how important it is to have something unique and outstanding in quality to offer. Working together, we’ll provide you with both the best industry innovations as well as the time-honoured traditions stemming from centuries of experience and the cherished family recipes of expert craft producers that are enjoyed at tables across the globe.

Develop

As a family business with over 40 years of history, we believe intrinsically in relationships and we mark our accomplishments by the work we can do together. Many of our customers and brand partners date back to our very first foray into the food industry decades ago. Combined with our sense of discovery, we leverage the strength of our relationships in the industry to consistently bring fresh new products and the finest examples of time tested artisinal staples to our friends and customers across Canada.

Deliver

From ocean containers across the Atlantic to a single box delivered to your door, our priority is to get you what you want when you need it. An intrinsic part of what we do is to ensure our products arrive to you by the most efficient and cost-effective method. We have a specialized understanding of industry logistics and we make it a point to continually improve our expertise.

Where Can You Find Our Products?

From coast to coast, we find it truly incredible that our products are enjoyed daily at the tables of Canadians.

Specialty Food Shops

Whatever your expertise and vision, we're here to help support your positioning and anchor your offering. We understand how important it is to provide curated choice and selection to your customers and approach our portfolio with this same level of commitment. With close to 1000 specialty items in the DoveTale portfolio, our goal is to ensure diversity and quality are always available for your shelves.

Grocery Stores

As a family company with a long-term vision, we've seen the exciting development of Canadian grocery over the past 45 years and during that time have had the pleasure of establishing long-lasting demand for our brands with select national retailers. Experienced and prepared for the logistical and administrative needs of this channel, our business keeps us at the fore-front of how Canadians shop and as trailblazers in the specialty food category.

Department Stores & Online Retailers

One of the most interesting and enduring changes in Canada over the last decade has been the cultural and lifestyle adaptations around specialty food and the way Canadians are shopping for these items. Whether cooking, entertaining or gifting is at the heart of your business, we are here to work with the interests of your customers and develop an offering that supports your core values.

Hotels & Restaurants

Hospitality and service always come down to the details, and we have a wide array of products on offer to help ensure your guests experience will be memorable to the last sip, drop or bite. Many of our partner brands actually began their businesses working in the hotel and restaurant industry and understanding these high standards for excellence.

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand."

Barbara Johnson