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Cold Storage is part of the Dairy Farm Group, the leading food and drugstore retailer in the Asia Pacific region with 5,300 retail outlets in the region. Dairy Farm is also the largest retailer operator in Singapore with over 1,300 outlets islandwide.

2011

March - Cold Storage Specialty Marina Bay Sands Now Open!

Cold Storage opened its first Cold Storage Specialty store for 2011 at Marina Bay Sands in early March. With fresh sushi, soup and salad counters, this store caters to the needs of shoppers and the many tourists who are on-the-go and need quick bites!

The official opening was held on 12 March amidst ribbon-cutting, an impressive lion dance performance and confetti! With the opening of Marina Bay Sands store, Cold Storage and Market Place now boast a total of 45 stores islandwide.


2010
 
December - Cold Storage Nex Now Open!

Cold Storage opened yet another outlet at the latest and biggest mall in the North East of Singapore! Spanning more than 11,000sqft, this one-stop shop for grocery and household needs has a unique store layout that will heighten the excitement in your shopping trip with its creative & vibrant atmosphere. Besides the sushi concessionaire, Cold Storage Nex offers Oriental Roast, Peranakan delicacies as well as Marche Provence bakery.
 
October 2010

Number 1 Grocery Store in Expat Living Magazine Reader Awards


August 2010 Heartbeat Many People, One Community





As a partner of the Orange Ribbon Celebrations, Dairy Farm Singapore pledges its commitment to further harmony, respect and the acceptance of diversity, the cornerstones of our national unity. Officially launched at Dhoby Ghaut Green on 18 July 2010 by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister of Information, Communications and the Arts, the Heartbeat Many People, One Community campaign aims to promote social harmony and help the less fortunate in Singapore. Cold Storage, being part of the Dairy Farm Group, is proud to have donated 20,000kg of rice to the adopted charity Care Community Services Society.




August - Cold Storage Alocassia Now Open!

Cold Storage Alocassia opened in late August and had its official opening on 18 September with ribbon cutting and lion dance. With the opening of Alocassia, Cold Storage now boasts a total of 39 stores islandwide.



May - Cold Storage Kid Run 2010 - The Race For Every Kid
The Cold Storage Kids Run held at the F1 Pit Building saw an impressive turnout of 5,000 children, all revved up for a day of sporty fun in the sun. In this third year running, the Cold Storage Kids Run 2010 reached out to all children, including those who have yet started to learn how to walk, much less run.

This year's Cold Storage Kids run saw a new unique running category that targeted children between the ages of 6 months to 23 months. The "Gain IQ Stroller Chase" was a non-competitive 800metre fun run specially tailored for parents and their infants and children.

"We're glad to see how the Cold Storage Kids Run is visibly increasing in size with each year. We're particularly pleased to see that the running categories catering to the children of younger age have received the most number of participants; this example shows that more parents are starting their children on a healthy lifestyle from a young age," said Mr. Lim Boon Cheong, CEO - Cold Storage Supermarkets.

Local veteran athletes Mr. Kunalan also took time off and ran side by side with the extraordinary children from The Spastic Children's Association of Singapore.

The Cold Storage Kids Run... For the Young, For the Growing, For the Extraordinary.

2009

 
November

Cold Storage Kids Run is Best Retail Event Of The Year 2009- Singapore Retailers Association Award

Cold Storage Kids Run won the Best Retail Event of the year. Now on its second successful year, Singapores first run exclusively for children was created to encourage healthier lifestyles and healthier eating from a young age.
 
 
October

Paragon Market Place is Best Retail Concept Of The Year in Asia Pacific Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association Award



Shopping meets style with this years first Singapore winner of the inaugural FAPRA Awards for Best Retail Concept. Paragon Market Place is conceived as a chic destination for the sophisticated shopper.
 
 
July - Cold Storage launched its ThreeSixty MARKET PLACE store at ION Orchard

This store aims to capture the attention of the tres chic home gourmand who is well-travelled, understands, and seeks the finer things in life. Whether shopping for gourmet delicacies as gifts or stocking up for that elite dinner party, ThreeSixty MARKET PLACE will delight with the breadth and depth of its international range of products. Discerning shoppers will find the most extensive and comprehensive array of products under one roof including a myriad of services that will make this store a one-stop gourmet shoppers paradise. ThreeSixty MARKET PLACE will make a mark on our local shopping scene as a trendsetter in the food retail business.
 
June - The Cold Storage brand ranked eighth with a 26 per cent increase in brand value at $960 million, is a new entry on the top ten list of brands. (Brand Finance Global Intangible Finance Tracker (GIFT) 2009 report)

 
May - Cold Storage Kids Run 2009 - inspiring a heathier generation.

A big thank you for a 2nd successful year to all our amazing participants, their supportive parents, official sponsors, event partners and everyone else who have made the Cold Storage Kids Run '09 a huge success! On our 2nd year of running this event, again places were filled up in a snap and we regret having to turn away many eager participants. Be sure to register early next year to join in and be part of the fun!

Joining in the fun was guest-of-honour, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development, Youth and Sports Teo Ser Luck, who brought his children aged seven and nine. This Kids Run is one of the best sporting events that caters to the entire family," he said.

"The Cold Storage Kids Run is really our way of giving something back to the community and, among them, our loyal customers providing a platform for families to bond through sports, for children to develop good healthy lifestyle habits and, of course, for everyone to have fun as well!" Choo Peng Chee, CEO - Cold Storage Supermarkets.

The Cold Storage Kids Run - a fun day out for kids and their parents. Is yet another successful retail and community initiative by Cold Storage.

 

Cold Storage is again voted the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand 2009

Cold Storage is again voted the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand 2009 (Gold, Singapore).

We would like to thank our consumers for their vote of confidence.

Tanglin Market Place was awarded The Best Supermarkets Award by Singapore Tatler's "The Best of Singapore 2009"


2008
Cold Storage is again voted the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand 2008 (Gold, Singapore). We would like to thank our consumers for their vote of confidence.

SINGAPORE'S FIRST KIDS RUN ATTRACTS FULL HOUSE
Singapore, 1 June - The Cold Storage Kids Run, Singapore's first run exclusively for children, made an impressive debut at The Padang with a full house participation capacity of 3,000 kids racing down the Marina Bay precinct on Sunday.

Everyone wins in the Cold Storage Kids Run. Every participant receives a medal after crossing the finishing line. It's a wholesome and healthy activity for the kids and their families who can cheer them on.

Comprising both competitive and non-competitive categories with a maximum 1.4-kilometre distance, the run targets children age 3 to 12 years old.

Best Retail Concept Of The Year 2008- Singapore Retailers Association Award
Paragon Market Place won the Best Retail Concept of the Year. An award for the most outstanding retail concept that was judged based on the creativity and uniqueness of the store, with the ability to engage customers through the various aesthetic elements in-store.

2007
Cold Storage is voted the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand 2007 (Gold, Singapore). We feel humbled to receive an award borne out of consumers votes and confidence.

It is an award that blends with our position as a wholesome lifestyle nave with a customer-first focus. The very pith of Cold Storage will remain true to the heart: quality, great taste ad freshness. Our promise, the shoppers reward.

Cold Storage Group launched 'Wok of Life - Bringing People Together' in conjunction with Central Singapore Community Development Council to promote social integration and harmonious living in multi-cultural Singapore. This community project was also launched in line with The Orange Ribbon Celebrations 2007 to encourage greater interaction and understanding across cultures and build deeper community bonds.

2006
Cold Storage unveils new grocery shopping concept at Great World City. More than $3million was invested in refurbishing the store with a new lifestyle shopping concept. Self check-out systems is introduced at this store, a first in Singapore, enabling customers to "Scan, Pay & Go". Termed as the "smart way to shop", it involves 3 simple steps for customers to scan their products and pay through various modes of payment, all without the assistance of a cashier.

Equipped with self-scanning technology and taking into consideration human ergonomics in its design, the Scan. Pay. Go machines will bring greater convenience and time-saving for Cold Storage's busy customers.

'Our Family & Yours - In Wellness Together' was launched by The Cold Storage Group in conjunction with the Ministry of Community Development, Youth & Sports (MCYS) to provide a safe and secure shopping environment for families, offering thoughtful service and making visits more fun and rewarding for families.

The Cold Storage Group is amongst the pioneer batch of business to take the Pro-Family pledge awarded by MCYS and aims to share experiences to encourage more businesses to have practices that will help with intergenerational bonding within families.

2005
'Live to Learn Back to Work' community project with WDA (Workforce Development Agency) and South West CDC was launched by The Cold Storage Group to encourage continuous lifelong learning.

The community project promotes the importance of lifelong learning and skills upgrading to stay employable and competitive. The first Retail Reality Challenge "Youre Hired" organised by leading retailer the Cold Storage Group was aimed at promoting retail as an attractive career choice and to create awareness on the importance of lifelong learning.

The winners walked away with management jobs with The Group, scholarships and cash.

2004
Dairy Farm Singapore won Top Retailer 2004 Singapore Gold Award and Top Retailer 2004 Asia-Pacific 'Best of the Best' by Retail Asia. Awarded by SRA (Singapore Retailers Association) for the Best Retail Event of the Year, The Cold Storage Group Centenary Celebration by Community of Hearts, a community project by The Group Storage Group was launched to communicate the elements of community, togetherness and charity.

The projects aims to encourage individuals to offer a helping hand to others and through this gesture bring together the whole community to care as one.

In conjunction with the community project, "One Deed, One Lifetime" (ODOL), a community campaign was sponsored by The Cold Storage Group and linked up with Central Singapore CDC. The project is organised by Channel News Asia. Aimed to inspire Singaporeans to do at least a good deeds for others.

2003
Dairy Farm Singapore acquired 35 Shop N Save stores from QAF and Belgian retailer Delhaize. With the acquisition, Cold Storage grew a total of 75 supermarkets. making it the largest supermarket chain.

Cold Storage was awarded Food Safety Partnership launched for the first time in Singapore by AVA, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority. The partnership serves as a platfom to give recognition to food manufacturers, importers and supermarkets, which have commendable food safety assurance and food safety consumer education efforts in Singapore.

2002
The We Brighten Up Your Day campaign was organized and involved over 5,200 Dairy Farm Singapore team members across more than 330 retail stores islandwide, and helped to create a working environment that is warm, sincere and helpful.

2001
Cold Storage followed up on the success of its hypermarket concept with another Giant store at Turf City, Bukit Timah.
GValue, a new no-frills format store, was introduced at various public housing estates. They incorporated the wet market concept and offered more local and Asian products.
Guinness Book of Records history was made with the Companys charity event themed We Are Family, organized with Care Community Services Society. Tea was served to 7,121 people, and $145,000 was raised for the needy.

2000
The Company signed the lease to set up supermarkets in spaces vacated by Sogo supermarket at Paragon and Raffles City.
Giant Hypermarket, a one-stop shopping destination, was opened at IMM to popular acclaim.

1999
Cold Storage acquired seven TOPS outlets in Singapore from Royal Ahold.
The Company became the first supermarket retailer to open a Fresh Food Distribution Centre, thus ensuring the safe handling and freshness of perishable items.

1997
Cold Storage pioneered online supermarket shopping with the launch of www.coldstorage.com.sg <http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/>.

1994
Cold Storage launched its Triple Guarantee of Price Integrity, Quality and Freshness, Shop with Confidence and Scanning Integrity Guarantee, assuring customers of improved services and better quality products.

1993
Dairy Farm International acquired Cold Storage Supermarkets, Guardian Pharmacy, 7-Eleven and Photo Finish kiosks in Singapore.
Cold Storage introduced its innovative Customer Equity Price Inquiry Counter which allowed customers to scan and check the prices of items they wish to purchase.

1992
Bar codes and scanning system were introduced at all Cold Storage supermarket branches, replacing the basic cash registers.
Cold Storage opened its first heartland store at Northpoint in Yishun, which became very popular with residents.

1989
Cold Storage took over the 7-Eleven franchise from Jardine Matheson Holdings.

1987
The national song, We Are Singapore, sponsored by Cold Storage, was launched to celebrate Singapores 22nd birthday.

1985
Fitzpatricks chain of supermarkets was acquired by Cold Storage.

1983
Centrepoint Shopping Centre, its first major property development, was opened for business.

1982
The Company was re-registered as a public limited company known as Cold Storage Holdings PLC.

1978
Cold Storage celebrated its 75 years of existence with the slogan After 75 years, theres a little bit of Cold Storage in all of us.

1972
Orchard Road Cold Storage created Singapores first walk-around, self-service pharmacy.

1969
Cold Storage pioneered butter manufacturing at the Magnolia Dairies complex in Bukit Timah. A soya bean drink as well as the Magnolia Milk Bar was also introduced and well received.

1959
The concept of self-service and supermarket was officially introduced and used in all Cold Storage stores.

1953
Cold Storage celebrated its Golden Jubilee. By now, it had a chain of 19 stores in Singapore and Malaya.

1945
After the war, Cold Storages ice factories resumed production and full business operations were resumed at the end of 1946.

1937
A subsidiary company, Cold Storage Creameries Limited, was formed in association with San Miguel of the Philippines and Magnolia brand ice-cream was introduced.

1935
Cold Storage started its delivery system to all residential districts, starting as early as 6.30am.

1932
Cold Storage became one of the founding members of the Singapore Manufacturers Association.

1930
Cold Storage entered the bakery business when it acquired the Royal Bakery in Singapore.

1929
A 60-acre stretch of forested land along Upper Bukit Timah was purchased by Cold Storage and became the companys dairy farm.

1909
Cold Storage established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over the next few years, more stores were in Ipoh, Klang, Penang, Taiping and Telok Anson.

1905
The first consignment of frozen meats, fresh butter and milk arrived on the S.S.Guthrie of the Burns Philip Line. A retail depot at Orchard Road and Borneo Wharf opened for business.

1903
Singapore Cold Storage Company Limited was registered in Singapore. It was formed for the purpose of providing cold storage, and carrying on the business of storing and distributing frozen beef, mutton, lamb, game, fresh butter, fruit and other Australian food supplies and products.

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