The Inside Scoop – News 2017-12-05T16:47:01+00:00

The Inside Scoop
News, Announcements, & Everything TransCold!

December 1, 2017
On the occasion of our 15th anniversary, John Coughlan, CEO & Founder, announced the appointment of Melissa Leung to the role of President of TransCold Distribution. Mrs. Leung will provide strategic leadership and guidance to the entire operations–TransCold Distribution Ltd. and TransCold Distribution (USA) Inc.

Read the Press Release

2016
TransCold Distribution Inc took over distribution in the South-East area of Southern California. TransCold Distribution Inc SoCal operates in the counties of San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial Valley, and a portion of L.A. County and Orange County. We have two distribution centers in the area, one is located in Chino and the other in National City, CA.

August 2013
On August 1, 2013 Agropur Cooperative, a Quebec-based firm became owners and operators of Coast Mountain Dairy. Coast Mountain Dairy was the manufacturer of Sara’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream brand along with many other private label brands.
With this acquisition comes the introduction of Island Farms ice cream into TransCold’s already impressive portfolio. 

TransCold has signed an exclusive 10 year contract with Agropur to become their master distributor of Island Farms 11.4L ice cream in BC and 11.4L and 1.89L ice cream in AB. TransCold is excited to partner with Agropur/Island Farms and introduce their many exciting flavours and premium quality into our lineup. Agropur will be working side by side with TransCold to design a very strong marketing plan for the 2014 season that will involve some fantastic POS options for our customers.

February 2013
As of February 1st, 2013, John Coughlan is now the owner of Coast Mountain Dairy and ice cream manufacturing plant out in Chilliwack BC. 

July 2012
We are pleased to announce that TransCold Distribution and Unilever Ice Cream has just signed a 3 year preferred supplier agreement with West Edmonton Mall. This agreement immediately puts Unilever Ice Cream Products exclusively in the West Edmonton Mall Water Park along with several other locations within the mall

July 2012
Sara’s Ice Cream Cakes are now available at your local Sobeys & Thrifty Foods. They’re stocking all 9 Fabulous Flavors including: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramel Pecan Fudge, Cookies N Cream, Black Raspberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Celebration and Chocolate Celebration.

March 2012
TransCold has secured the placement of novelty cabinets in all “MTF Matters” locations throughout the lower mainland. “Express News” has also signed on with TransCold, including 19 locations within the lower mainland.

2010
TransCold Distribution Ltd. acquires Bendick Ice Cream Factory of Vancouver, BC – the manufacturer of “Sara’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream”.

2007
TransCold Distribution Ltd. expands into the United States forming TransCold Distribution (USA) Inc.
TransCold Distribution (USA) Inc. establishes multiple locations in Washington State and Oregon.
H&P Industries of Southern Alberta is acquired by TransCold Distribution, growing the logistical network throughout Western Canada.

2002
TransCold Distribution Ltd. formed by John Coughlan – becoming the Master Distributor of frozen goods for Unilever in Western Canada.
Ben & Jerry’s product line re-introduced by Unilever.

2001
7-Eleven stores added to Good Humor – Breyers’ customer base.

1999
John Coughlan hired as District Manager for British Columbia by Good Humor – Breyers.
Good Humor – Breyers moves its BC operations to Annacis Island in Delta, BC.

1998
Good Humor – Breyers moved its British Columbia operations to Summit Logistics warehouse in New Westminster, BC.

1996
The Popsicle brand line of products added to Good Humor-Breyers’ ice cream offerings.
The first Good Humor-Breyers Management Team Meeting was held in Toronto, Ontario.

1995
Unilever acquires Natrel’s ice cream/novelty production plant in Quebec.
Unilever merged the above businesses to form Good Humor – Breyers.
Good Humor – Breyers moved its British Columbia operations to Burnaby, BC, increasing freezer capacity from 35 to 180 pallet spaces.
The first grocery sales of Breyers All Natural Ice Cream in British Columbia were recorded to Buy-Low Foods and IGA locations.

1994
Unilever purchases Beatrice’s ice cream/novelty production plant in Ontario.

1993
Unilever acquires Popsicle Industries.

1991
Unilever acquires Dickie Dee Ice Cream.

1988
John Coughlan launches his new wholesale company “The Ice Cream Man”; covering a territory from Kingston, south to Trenton, north to Cornwall and west to Smith Falls.

1987
John Coughlan transfers his business from Ottawa to Kingston now running 16 to 25 ice cream bicycles. Dickie Dee Ice Cream introduces the Richard D ice cream bar and freezers.

1986
John Coughlan acquires a Dickie Dee Ice Cream franchise in southern Ottawa with 8 ice cream bicycles.