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Blue Bell Ice Cream returns to Richmond 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 Richmond, Va., and the surrounding cities beginning March 25, 2019. (Cities listed below.)

“It has always been our goal to return to Richmond,” said Jimmy Lawhorn, vice president, sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “Requests for our products have continued and we can’t thank our customers enough for their patience during this time.”

Blue Bell announced earlier this year that a 14,000 sq. ft. distribution facility would be built in Ashland.

“Currently, customers can purchase Blue Bell in a small section of western Virginia,” Lawhorn said. “Our new facility will allow us to expand our sales area to include the eastern portion of the state. We have started hiring and will continue to do so over the next few months. We are also bringing our products to Hampton Roads and the surrounding cities.”

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:



Richmond (metro area)