Press Releases

Blue Bell Ice Cream returns to Kansas City and surrounding area in 2019

BRENHAM, Texas, November 13, 2018 – Blue Bell Creameries is excited to announce it will be expanding its distribution area to include Kansas City and the surrounding area beginning March 18. (Cities listed below.)

“It has always been our goal to return to Kansas City, and we believe that we are in a great position to expand our sales territory next year,” said Jimmy Lawhorn, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “Currently, you can purchase Blue Bell in the southeastern corner of Kansas and southwest Missouri. In 2019, we will be able to include larger portions of both states. We can’t thank our customers enough for their patience.”

Blue Bell will reopen its distribution facility located in Kansas City. “We have started hiring personnel, including a number of former employees, and will continue to add more as needed over the next few months,” Lawhorn said.

No store locations have been released at this time, but ice cream fans can expect to find Blue Bell at most major supermarkets and drug stores when it returns to the area.

In addition to Kansas City, Blue Bell will soon announce more cities it is expanding to next year. “We are anticipating a busy and successful year ahead,” Lawhorn added. “And our fans can look forward to enjoying many of their favorite flavors and products when Blue Bell returns in 2019.”

To find out where you can currently purchase Blue Bell and for the locations that will be added in March, visit

Cities to be served by Blue Bell:


Kansas City (metro area)






Kansas City (metro area)

St. Joseph