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New Brand: Enlightened Keto Collection

We are thrilled to announce our new distribution agreement with Enlightened in BC and Alberta. You may know them from the US, where they have been dominating the US market for ketogenic ice cream, now available in Canada for the first time.

Eating healthy shouldn’t be a compromise—it should be a celebration! What could be more joyful than all of your ice cream aisle favorites, served up full of flavor and made with nutrition you can feel great about? Their mission has remained the same since day one: to help people live healthier lives—and enjoy every bite.

Founder Michael Shoretz began learning how to help people live healthier lives after his father’s Type 2 diabetes diagnosis and became a certified personal trainer. After hearing his clients confess their ice cream indulgences, he resolved to make an ice cream that would fit his clients’ needs. With the help of talented experts and enthusiastic friends and family, the first box of Enlightened ice cream bars was created in 2012.

Visit eatenlightened.com for more information.

New Product: Kind Frozen Bars

Kind Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Bar

Available soon in multipack form in our US markets. Kind has long dominated the healthy protein and granola bars, but the Kind Frozen Bar is the first of its … kind.

Their first flavor, Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt is a frozen, creamy nut bar made from nutrient-dense almonds, layered with smooth dark chocolate and sea salt. Both creamy and crunchy, it’s been compared to a Snickers bar, but a healthy alternative – 4g of protein, only 10g added sugar and 190 calories per serving. Even better – the very first ingredient is Almonds!

Award: Nora’s Plant Based Ice Cream

Katherine Backman, Nora's 30 Under 30

We couldn’t be prouder to work with Katherine Backman, co-founder of Nora’s Plant-Based Ice Cream. She has just been named to BC Business’ Top 30 Under 30 List! We have been distributing Nora’s since they began production at our very own Bendicks Ice Cream Factory in Vancouver just a few short years ago.

Nora’s was perhaps our first plant based products and are still a favourite among many of us. They have seen tremendous growth in their early years (100,000+ pints already) and are already carried at Whole Foods, Buy Low, Nesters, Safeway, Georgia Main, Spud, Nutters, Fairway, Thrifty’s and countless independent grocers.

Graduation: Melissa Leung earns EMBA

Melissa Leung, Executive Masters of Business Administration

TransCold distribution congratulates Melissa Leung, President, on the successful completion of her Executive Master of Business Administration studies. Her graduating class attended a virtual convocation to support quarantine protocols while still formally recognizing their accomplishments. Melissa has been putting in tremendous work both academically and professionally over the past 2 years to achieve this – and TransCold has been reaping the rewards. We’re very proud of her!

Melissa was appointed to the position of President on December 5, 2017 and has been with the company since its inception on December 1, 2002. She was named one of Business in Vancouver’s “Top 40 under 40” in 2010 and her drive and skillful execution of TCD plans is second to none. Her business acumen has been lifelong, having managed a Dickie Dee ice cream franchise 20 bicycles strong while still in high school. Under Leung’s leadership, TransCold has seen year over year growth in sales and built a strong operations team. She is extremely focused on the future and in bringing us to new levels of growth.

New Brand: Righteous Gelato

Righteous Small Batch Plant-Based Gelato & Sorbetto Distribution in BC and Alberta

We could not be any more excited to announce our new distribution agreement with Righteous Gelato in BC and Alberta.

You might know them formerly as Fiasco Gelato – Righteous is Canada’s No. 1 selling Gelato & Sorbetto and the very 1st Gelato company to become B Corp certified (Best for the World).

Their mission is simple; to enrich people’s lives, one tiny spoonful at a time.

Freshly Made, Hand Crafted
Righteous is obsessed with quality and integrity. They are committed to sourcing the best ingredients they can find from around the world, and as locally as possible. Everything they make is natural, with no artificial flavours or colours, and nothing GMO. All Sorbettos and Plant Based Gelatos are vegan friendly. 
They are doing their righteous best to get back to the way things used to be, simple, honest and filled with passion.  www.righteousgelato.com for more

New Product: Coolway Ice Cream Sandwiches

Coolway Low Calorie Ice Cream Sandwiches in Canada

Coolway just introduced a game changer with their completely new line of ice cream sandwiches in Canada. Their ice cream pints contain 28g of protein, but only 280-390 calories per tub, on average 1,000 calories fewer than other brands. They’re now bringing that to ice cream sandwiches, at only 140 calories per creamy delicious sandwich. Plus, they contain 50% less sugar than similar sandwiches. Available in 3 flavours.

New Brand: Jelly Belly Snow Cones

Jelly Belly Snow Cone distribution

Exclusive to our mobile vendors in Washington State, Oregon and Southern California!

Jelly Belly is the #1 jelly bean brand with an astounding 94% brand awareness. Their shaved ice snow cones come with the same brand recognition with two popular flavours – mouth puckering Sour Apple, Lemon & Grape, as well as the Very Cherry Berry cone. Kids will love the taste and parents, the price point.

Western Grocer Article: Indulgent Delights

In this issue, Western Grocer explores strategic planning to maximize the opportunities for frozen novelties and ice cream. Both Melissa Leung, President and Marco Felicella, Canadian Director of Sales are quoted amongst other industry experts

“Canadians are seeking variety including dairy-free alternatives, low calorie, ethnic inspired products, and a focus on higher quality ingredients,” in Marco’s words.

As Melissa states, “All we do is frozen, with ice cream making up a significant portion of our business, guaranteeing a frozen cold chain from start to finish. Since we are not working with multi-temperature trucks, the product is fully protected from start to finish. It is not just about ordering the right product but ensuring that the frozen novelty can be delivered efficiently.”

Read the article here or download the full magazine from Western Grocer here

New Flavour: Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Snackables

Ben & Jerry's Half Baked Snackables in Washinton, Oregon & California

Ben & Jerry’s are expanding their Snackables line, launched in the USA in 2019

Half Baked Chunks

A Mixture of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Fudge Brownies

As much as customers love treasure-hunting for chunks in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, digging up loot by the spoonful takes time…and a spoon. These snackable chunks of cookie dough and brownies are ready-to-grab by the handful, so now you can get half-baked in no time. Enjoy!

New Brand: My/Mo Mochi

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream distribution in Oregon, Washington and California

TransCold Distribution is proud to announce a new partnership with My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream, which we will be distributing throughout Washington State, Oregon and Southern California.

My/Mo master mochi makers make sweet rice dough from the best ingredients to create a magnificent doughy exterior. Inside the pillowy sweet Mochi exterior rests milky melty premium ice cream.

Currently available in Double Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Sweet Mango and Ripe Strawberry. Visit www.mymomochi.com for more information

New Product: Good Humor WWE Superstars Sandwich

Good Humor WWE Ice Cream Sandwich distribution

A modern twist on the classic ice cream truck favorite, WWE sandwiches are now available in the USA in both multi-pack and single serve form.

Each cookie sandwich includes a creamy vanilla base packed between two vanilla wafers – and features one of four favorite WWE Superstars: John Cena, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns, and ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage.

New Brand: Keto Skream

Keto Skream ketogenic ice cream distribution in Canada

Keto Skream is the first ketogenic friendly ice cream TransCold will distribute in Canada.

Keto Skream is made by Canadian entrepreneur Dan Boria and is amongst the first to mass produce a ketogenic ice cream for the 26% of Canadians who have tried (or would like to) the ketogenic diet. Available in two decadent traditional flavors, its healthy fats, no added sugar and only 2g net carbs allow dieters to spoil themselves with the indulgent ice cream for which they have been “skreaming”. ketoskream.com

New Location: Surrey Headquarters

TransCold Distribution on Scott Road

We are beyond pleased to announce the future home of TransCold Canadian Headquarters on Scott Road, Surrey, BC!

To accommodate our growth, we are building from the ground up and anticipate a two year completion. The new facility will more than double our freezer, storage and office space. The highly accessible location is central to our distribution territory, public transit, and core transportation routes. 

Stay tuned for more updates as construction progresses. 

 

New Flavours: Halo Top 2020

Halo Top Maple Pecan and Butter Tart

Introducing two new Southern inspired Dairy flavours by Halo Top: Butter Tart and Maple Pecan are now available in Canada

New Flavour: Magnum Mini Ruby

Magnum Mini Ruby Ice Cream Bars for USA distribution

Introducing the new Magnum Ruby Cacao Ice Cream Bar available in Oregon, Southern California and Washington State.

After Dark, Milk and White chocolate; Ruby is the most extraordinary chocolate discovery in the last 80 years. Ruby, as 4th type of chocolate, is carefully made with selected Ruby cacao beans and gets its exceptional natural color and berry taste from them, without adding any colorants or fruit flavorings. The newly discovered Ruby Cacao meets ice cream for the first time with Magnum, offering the opportunity to indulge in a new and delicious flavor experience. A decadent union of thick cracking Ruby Cacao and indulgent velvety sweet cream ice cream create a next-level bite.

New Product: Popsicle Fruit Twister

Popsicle Fruit Twister

New Popsicle® Fruit Twisters are made with real fruit and real milk, now available in the USA.

Strawberry, Blueberry, & Vanilla Swirl Flavour

Soak in the day with a refreshing, frozen treat that’s also only 70 calories per pop; a good source of vitamin C. It’s real fruit, made fun.

New Product: Popsicle Cyclone

Popsicle Cyclone Pineapple Lemon Lime Strawberry for Canadian distribution

Popsicle Cyclone pops are a treasured treat and a sure crowd pleaser…but now Popsicle is offering a new twist on the classic for Canadian markets

Smooth pineapple, refreshing strawberry, and juicy lemon-lime all mix together in these yummy fruit pops for a quick, frozen dessert. The delightful combination with a cool texture and exciting colours will be families’ must-have treat through the summer and all year long. With only 70 calories per pop, and colours and flavours from natural sources, parents can rest easy while kids enjoy a light treat.

New Flavour: Magnum Sea Salt Caramel

Magnum Non Dairy Sea Salt Caramel Frozen Novelty Bars for Canadian distribution

Joining Almond and Classic, Magnum expands their Non-Dairy Canadian multi-pack options for 2020.

Magnum Non-Dairy Sea Salt Caramel Bars deliver “indulgent taste with a non-dairy sea salt caramel base dipped in a cracking non-dairy chocolate shell” to grocery stores in Canada. The vegan dessert is made from an expert blend of coconut oil and pea protein, a plant-based alternative to dairy. Non-GMO and certified vegan by Vegan.org. Indulge without the dairy.

New Flavour: Ben & Jerry’s Non Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Ben & Jerry's Canada Non Dairy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

A vegan twist on a fan favorite! Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Non-Dairy is now available in Canada.

You’ve always wanted to taste the legend without the dairy, & now that our classic dough-loaded concoction is also a Non-Dairy flavor, you can! Ready… set… dough! Certified Vegan, Vanilla Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert with Gobs of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Fudge Flakes.

New Brand: Rebel Ice Cream

Rebel Ice Cream (Keto friendly) distribution in Western USA

We are now distributing Rebel Ice Cream in the Western USA (Oregon, and Washington State), our first American ketogenic friendly ice cream.

LOW CARB • HIGH FAT • KETO • NO SUGAR ADDED

Real, creamy ice cream! 5-8g net carbs per PINT!  Rebel Ice Cream is the lowest net carb ice cream on the market. Its healthy fats and zero sugars will allow you to indulge in creamy, full-fat ice cream without the negative impacts of sugar. Currently stocked in Cookie Dough and Triple Chocolate. rebelcreamery.com/

2020 Innovation: Chapman’s new products

Once again, Chapman’s has not disappointed. 7 new innovations across all their product lines are now available in BC grocery stores.

Chapman’s Premium 2L Ice Cream

Chapman's Tahitian Vanilla Bean

Tahitian Vanilla Bean

Tahitian vanilla ice cream with vanilla bean…simple yet divine

Chapman's The Only Chocolate Premium 2L Ice Cream

The Only Chocolate

Rich milk chocolate…extremely satisfying to the chocolate lover

Chapman’s Canadian Collection Novelties

Canadian Maple, Eh!

Maple leaf shaped bar of vanilla ice cream with a ripple throughout containing real maple syrup.

Chapman’s Yukon Novelties

Chapman's Yukon Double the Dip Cone

Double the Dip Cone

Made with vanilla ice cream with caramel core double dipped in our famous milk chocolate.

Chapman's Yukon Moose Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Sandwich

Moose Chocolate Fudge Sandwich

Made with only premium ingredients such as enriched wheat flour, cocoa and fresh cream

Chapman’s Lolly Water Ices

Chapman's Water Ice Soda Pop Lolly Frozen Novelties

Soda Pop

Grape Soda, Orange Soda, Cherry Cola, and Root Beer offered upon a single stick 50mL treat.

Chapman’s Twisters

Chapman's Fruit Juice water ice peanut free twister

Fruit Juice Twister

A strawberry water ice centre with twists of orange, lime and blue raspberry wrapped around. The added bonus – it’s only 45 calories per bar.

New Flavour: Talenti Coffee Cookie Crumble Layers

Talenti Gelato Coffee Cookie Crumble Layers distribution for Oregon, Washingon, California

Talenti Layers were introduced in the USA in 2019 and have been taking off ever since. Introducing the newest member of the Layers product collection:

Coffee Cookie Crumble

Inspired by an Affogato, is a coffee lovers dream. We start with cold brew gelato made with Fair trade Brazilian and Colombian Coffee beans and add dark chocolate chunks, vanilla gelato, a chocolate coffee sauce and finally traditional Italian Amaretti Cookies for a unique Talenti twist.

New Flavour: Magnum Double Almond Brown Butter

Introducing the newest addition to Magnum’s growing ice cream tub collection for USA customers: Double Almond Butter

Double your indulgence. New Magnum Double Almond Brown Butter Ice Cream is made with the iconic cracking milk chocolate, velvety almond ice cream, and a brown butter sauce. Squeeze the sides of the tub to break the chocolate shell and hear that signature Magnum crack. Then break into the thick, top layer of chocolate to indulge in the perfect mixture of rich chocolate pieces and silky ice cream in every spoonful. Made with real Belgian chocolate

New Flavour: Coconut Bliss Golden Banana Brownie Swirl

Coconut Bliss Golden Banana Brownie Swirl in Canada

Now available in Canada: A Banana and Chocolate Indulgence with a Hint of Turmeric in a plant-based ice cream

This is a truly innovative and indulgent flavour combination of trending ingredients with tried-n-true classics. Made with sweet, ripe organic bananas, fudgy gluten-free brownies and swirling ribbons of fudge. Not to mention the added benefit of the superfood Turmeric to lend a golden colour. As always, Coconut Bliss is Certified Vegan, Gluten Free and Organic

coconutbliss.com/product/golden-banana-brownie-swirl/

Promotion Announcement: Denver Dsouza

Denver Dsouza, TransCold Customer Service Supervisor

We are delighted to be able to promote a current member of our Inside Sales team to the role of Inside Sales & Customer Service Supervisor.

Denver will provide leadership and direction to our growing Inside Sales team to ensure customer service expectations are met or exceeded. While Denver holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Avionics Technology, he has significant experience as Customer Service Supervisor for an international electronics company and is using that experience for TransCold’s benefit.

New Flavour: Ben & Jerry’s Netflix & Chill’d™

Ben & Jerry's Netflix & Chill'd distribution

Netflix Original Flavors

There’s something for everyone to watch on Netflix & flavors for everyone to enjoy from Ben & Jerry’s, so they’ve teamed up to bring you a chillaxing new creation that’s certain to satisfy any sweet or salty snack craving. It’s a flavorful world, and everyone is invited to grab a spoon.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Sweet & Salty Pretzel Swirls & Fudge Brownie. Available in both Dairy and Non Dairy

New TransCold Nanaimo Office

TransCold Nanaimo This just in! Our McGarrigle Street location will be transitioning to 425 Madsen Road, Nanaimo this Spring. The move will be completed through April/May. If you are coming to visit us, call to confirm which location you should go to. This location has a brand new state of the art freezer and cooler, which we will be using temporarily while we build our own custom designed freezer over the next few years. Stay tuned.

Exclusivity Announcement: DeeBee’s Organics FruitPops

DeeBee's Organic fruit pops and freezies

Effective February 1, 2020 – It is with great pleasure we announce that DeeBee’s frozen category will now be available exclusively through TransCold Distribution in BC and Alberta. This partnership with DeeBee’s allows them to focus on what they do best while we assist them with logistics and trade marketing.

DeeBee’s Organics makes healthy snacks with simple, clean, Organic ingredients. They are a homegrown company crafting the cleanest, delicious, nutritious snacks on the planet. A premium, delicious guilt-free delight combining tasty organic fruits and healthful herbal blends. DeeBee’s Organics wants every foodie of every lifestyle to be able to savour their family’s favourite snacks. All of their FruitPops are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and kosher parve!

TransCold Canada Employee of the Year

Ann Clark

Congratulations to Ann Clark!

Ann is our Office Supervisor on Vancouver Island (VI) and has been with us for 9 years. She was chosen by a committee of peers out of 22 nominees as our 2019 Canadian Employee of the Year. Her co-workers say:

  • “Ann can fill any job role at TCD VI and has managed to learn everything about the business.”
  • “Her most important contribution has been to gain her customers’ trust and respect.”
  • “VI has the best record in Canada with our largest 3PL customer. This is due largely to Ann.”
  • “Ann has been pivotal in making growth changes happen seamlessly behind the scene.”

In addition to the fame and glory, each employee of the year receives an extra week of vacation and a cash award towards their vacation plans. Thank you, Ann. This award is well deserved.

TransCold USA Employee of the Year

Michelle Stransky

Congratulations to Michelle Stransky!

Michelle is our Accounts Receivable Supervisor in Burlington, WA. She was selected by a committee of peers out of 22 other nominees as our 2019 American Employee of the Year! Michelle has been with TransCold for 9 years and began as an Office Administrator. Her co-workers say:

  • “Michelle goes above and beyond and contributes to making the office a better place.”
  • “She is thorough and patient when teaching other employees, as well as helping others when they have a problem”
  • “Michelle possesses the special quality of knowing what has to be done, and does it.”

Our customers love her and so do we. We are very pleased to be able to recognize her contributions.

Promotion Announcement: Henry Heatherly

Henry Heatherly, TransCold Director of Operations

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Henry (Hank) Heatherly to the newly created role of Director of Operations, TCD-USA.

Henry will continue to provide strategic leadership and direction to the entire Operations function within TCD-USA to ensure all depots are operating at an optimal efficiency level and effectively delivering on our customer’s expectations. He will also ensure that appropriate infrastructure is in place and aligned with current and future volume of business.

Henry joined TransCold in July 2018. He quickly proved to be a very capable leader and effectively rallied our Operations team and cross-functional teams to get behind all operations projects and initiatives as well as process improvements. Henry led our safety efforts throughout TCD-USA and effectively increased safety awareness and compliance. He is an experienced senior-level leader with over 25 years of strong career growth in Operations and Supply Chain disciplines gained in food/distribution industries. 

New Flavour: Mocha Almond Fudge by Sara’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Cakes

Sara's Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream Cake

Introducing the latest addition to Sara’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Cakes, the 8″ Mocha Almond Fudge!

Mocha almond ice cream drizzled with fudge, almonds and buttercream icing all on a chocolate cookie crumble crust, this cake will satisfy any coffee lover.

Made in Vancouver, BC, all Sara’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream products are crafted with 12% cream to develop a smooth, rich texture and taste when paired with only the finest and freshest ingredients – a true premium ice cream product. These are ice cream cakes for ANY occasion!

New Brand: Mochi by Lotte

Mochi Ice Cream by Lotte Introducing Lotte Mochi, available exclusively through TransCold Distribution in Canada

YUKIMI is a mochi (rice cake) with a soft texture and filled with delicious ice cream. YUKIMI’s special combination of mochi and ice cream delivers small doses of happiness to all.

Founded in 1948, Lotte is the largest confectionery manufacturer in South Korea today.

Promotion Announcement: Kelly Gifford

Kelly Gifford, TransCold Sales Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kelly Gifford, currently Outside Sales Rep, to the role of Sales Manager, TCD-Canada effective August 12, 2019. In her new role, Kelly is responsible for leading, developing, mentoring and managing the Outside & Inside Sales teams to ensure successful execution of sales plans and targets. She will also drive efforts to secure new business, meet and exceed agreed sales targets and manage relevant market information, competitive sales and the effective execution of vendor programs and campaigns. 

Throughout her time with us, Kelly has worked tirelessly to seek out new business and develop existing business and in 2018, Kelly was recognized as the Employee of The Year. Kelly consistently demonstrates a reputation for customer service excellence that is admired by coworkers and customers alike. She has been a mentor and great support to our delivery and route sales teams in the field.