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Blue Bell Ice Cream returns to Hampton Roads and surrounding cities in 2019

BRENHAM, Texas, November 15, 2018 – Blue Bell Creameries is excited to announce it will be expanding its distribution area to include Hampton Roads, Va., and the surrounding cities beginning March 25, 2019. (Cities listed below.)

“It has always been our goal to return to Hampton Roads,” said Jimmy Lawhorn, vice president, sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “We are also bringing our products back to Richmond and the surrounding cities. Currently, you can purchase Blue Bell in a small section of western Virginia. In 2019, we will expand our sales area to include the eastern portion of the state. We can’t thank our customers enough for their patience.”

Blue Bell is building a 14,000 sq. ft. distribution facility in Suffolk. “We are grateful for the assistance from the Suffolk Economic Development Authority and the grant we were provided for capital investment and job creation,” Lawhorn said. “We have started hiring and will continue to do so over the next few months.”

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 Hampton Roads and Richmond, Blue Bell Ice Cream will return to Kansas City, Kansas, in March. “We are anticipating a busy and successful year ahead,” Lawhorn added. “Blue Bell fans can look forward to finding their favorite flavors when we return to eastern Virginia in March.”

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Cities to be served by Blue Bell:





Newport News



Virginia Beach


North Carolina

Elizabeth City

Outer Banks