Institutional Wholesale Company is a foodservice distribution company supplying a broad line of food and food related products to the middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky area. Its food suppliers include Dean Foods, Conagra, Cal-Maine Foods, Frito-Lay, Hormel Foods, General Mills, Kelloggs, Lipton, Pillsbury, Schwan s Foodservice, Tyson Foods and Welch s. Institutional Wholesale began operations in 1957 with operations limited to Putnam County in Tennessee. Institutional Wholesale maintains headquarters in a 100,000 square foot warehouse/distribution facility in Cookeville, Tenn. The company has been a member of the Frosty Acres buying group since 1969. Frosty Acres is a foodservice cooperative with headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga.