Our Heritage

  • 1903
    Singapore Cold Storage Company Limited was registered in Singapore, providing cold storage and distributing frozen beef, mutton, lamb, game, fresh butter, fruit and other Australian food products.
     
  • 1905
    The first consignment of frozen meats, fresh butter and milk arrived on the S.S.Guthrie of the Burns Philip Line.
     
  • 1909
    Cold Storage was established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
     
  • 1929
    A 60-acre stretch of forested land along Upper Bukit Timah was purchased by Cold Storage and became the company’s dairy farm.
     
  • 1930
    Cold Storage entered the bakery business when it acquired the Royal Bakery in Singapore.
     
  • 1932
    Cold Storage became one of the founding members of the Singapore Manufacturers Association.
     
  • 1935
    Cold Storage started its delivery system that served all residential districts, starting as early as 6.30am.
     
  • 1937
    Cold Storage Creameries Limited, a subsidiary, was formed in association with San Miguel of the Philippines and the Magnolia brand ice-cream was introduced.
     
  • 1945
    After the war, Cold Storage’s ice factories resumed production, reaching full business operations by the end of 1946.
     
  • 1953
    Cold Storage celebrated its Golden Jubilee. By now, it had a chain of 19 stores in Singapore and Malaya.
     
  • 1959
    The concept of self-service and supermarket was officially introduced and used in all Cold Storage stores.
     
  • 1969
    Cold Storage pioneered butter manufacturing at the Magnolia Dairies complex in Bukit Timah.
     
  • 1972
    Orchard Road Cold Storage pioneered Singapore’s first walk-around, self-service pharmacy.
     
  • 1978
    Cold Storage celebrated its 75th Anniversary.
     
  • 1982
    The Company was re-registered as a public limited company known as Cold Storage Holdings PLC.
     
  • 1983
    Centrepoint Shopping Centre, its first major property development opened for business.
     
  • 1985
    The Fitzpatricks chain of supermarkets was acquired by Cold Storage.
     
  • 1987
    The national song, We Are Singapore, sponsored by Cold Storage, was launched to celebrate Singapore’s 22nd birthday.
     
  • 1989
    Cold Storage took over the 7-Eleven franchise from Jardine Matheson Holdings.
     
  • 1992
    Bar codes and a scanning system were introduced at all Cold Storage supermarket branches and Cold Storage opened its first heartland store at Northpoint in Yishun.
     
  • 1993
    Dairy Farm International acquired Cold Storage Supermarkets, Guardian Pharmacy, 7-Eleven and Photo Finish kiosks in Singapore.
     
  • 1994
    Cold Storage launched its Triple Guarantee programme to assure customers of improved services and better quality products.
     
  • 1997
    Cold Storage pioneered online supermarket shopping in Singapore with the launch of www.coldstorage.com.sg
     
  • 1999
    The Company became the first supermarket retailer to open a Fresh Food Distribution Centre, thus ensuring the safe handling and freshness of perishable items.
     
  • 2000
    Opened the first Giant Hypermarket at IMM to popular acclaim.
     
  • 2001
    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.
     
  • 2002
    The We Brighten Up Your Day campaign involving over 5,200 Dairy Farm Singapore team members islandwide was launched and helped to create a working environment that is warm, sincere and helpful.
     
  • 2003
    Became Singapore’s largest supermarket chain with 75 stores islandwide upon the acquisition of 35 Shop N’ Save stores from QAF and Belgian retailer Delhaize.
    2003
    We celebrated 100 years of serving Singapore with a $1 million Charity Drive.
    2003
    President S.R. Nathan officiated the launch of a historical centenary at Centrepoint Shopping Centre in Orchard Road, the birth place of Cold Storage Supermarket.
    2003
    Market Place unveiled Singapore’s first retail self check-out system, enabling customers to beat queues, DIY-style.
     
  • 2004
    Dairy Farm Singapore won Top Retailer 2004 Singapore Gold Award and Top Retailer 2004 Asia-Pacific 'Best of the Best' by Retail Asia.
     
  • 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.
    2005
    The Wellness4Life initiative was launched with a 3-step program—Nutrition4Life, Fitness4Life and Health4Life, to help promote a more holistic approach to food.
     
  • 2006
    Cold Storage Cluny opened, boasting a brighter and refreshing ambience with many new features.
    2006
    Naturally Market Place by Cold Storage opened at VivoMart. It was a new retail concept dedicated to the pleasures of food and your well-being.
    2006
    Cold Storage Great World City launched its self check-out system to provide more efficiency and convenience for shoppers to Scan, Pay, and Go.
     
  • 2007
    Cold Storage was voted the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand 2007 (Gold, Singapore).
    2007
    Cold Storage opened at Leisure Park Kallang to cater to customer needs in Tanjong Rhu and Mountbatten.
    2007
    The “At Cold Storage, you’ve got your whole world in your hands” branding campaign was well-received islandwide.
     
  • 2008
    Became title sponsor of the first ever Kids Run in Singapore. The 1st Cold Storage Kids Run was a great success and attracted 3000 kids.
    2008
    Cold Storage and Shell further turned up the night race fever with Singapore’s First Supermarket Night Race.
    2008
    Cold Storage said hello to Clementi Arcade with a brand new store.
     
  • 2009
    The Cold Storage Kids Run was awarded the Best Retail Event Of The Year 2009 by the Singapore Retailers Association Award
    2009
    Cold Storage Specialty opened at Tanglin, allowing residents to enjoy the convenience of a glitzy mini-mart with a deli counter and a child-friendly bistro.
     
  • 2010
    Awarded No. 1 Grocery Store by Expat Living Magazine Reader Awards.
     
  • 2011
    Opened Cold Storage Specialty store at Marina Bay Sands.
     
  • 2012
    Fostered closer ties with all Cold Storage Partners at the inaugural Cold Storage & Partners Run.
    2012
    Market Place sets up a Gourmet Market at Savour 2012, serving the best fresh food range at the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix.
     
  • 2013
    Jasons The Gourmet Grocer operated as a restaurant to serve up delectable dishes at the Singtel Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013.
    2013
    Once again, Cold Storage is recognised as a food and safety partner by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.
    2013
    Cold Storage celebrated the opening of three new stores: Plaza Singapura, Siglap V, and West Mall.
     
  • 2014
    Unveiled a brand new look for Raffles City Market Place, with a wider range of ready-to-eat items like pre-packed salads and sandwiches.
     
  • 2015
    Jasons the Gourmet Grocer celebrated its 40th birthday.
     
  • 1903
    1903

    Singapore Cold Storage Company Limited was registered in Singapore, providing cold storage and distributing frozen beef, mutton, lamb, game, fresh butter, fruit and other Australian food products.

  • 1905
    1905

    The first consignment of frozen meats, fresh butter and milk arrived on the S.S.Guthrie of the Burns Philip Line.

  • 1909
    1909

    Cold Storage was established in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • 1929
    1929

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

  • 1930
    1930

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

  • 1932
    1932

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

  • 1935
    1935

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

  • 1937
    1937

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

  • 1945
    1945

    After the war, Cold Storage’s ice factories resumed production, reaching full business operations by the end of 1946.

  • 1953
    1953

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

  • 1959
    1959

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

  • 1969
    1969

    Cold Storage pioneered butter manufacturing at the Magnolia Dairies complex in Bukit Timah.

  • 1972
    1972

    Orchard Road Cold Storage pioneered Singapore’s first walk-around, self-service pharmacy.

  • 1978
    1978

    Cold Storage celebrated its 75th Anniversary.

  • 1982
    1982

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

  • 1983
    1983

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

  • 1985
    1985

    The Fitzpatricks chain of supermarkets was acquired by Cold Storage.

  • 1987
    1987

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

  • 1989
    1989

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

  • 1992
    1992

    Bar codes and a scanning system were introduced at all Cold Storage supermarket branches and Cold Storage opened its first heartland store at Northpoint in Yishun.

  • 1993
    1993

    Dairy Farm International acquired Cold Storage Supermarkets, Guardian Pharmacy, 7-Eleven and Photo Finish kiosks in Singapore.

  • 1994
    1994

    Cold Storage launched its Triple Guarantee programme to assure customers of improved services and better quality products.

  • 1997
    1997

    Cold Storage pioneered online supermarket shopping in Singapore with the launch of www.coldstorage.com.sg

  • 1999
    1999

    The Company became the first supermarket retailer to open a Fresh Food Distribution Centre, thus ensuring the safe handling and freshness of perishable items.

  • 2000
    2000

    Opened the first Giant Hypermarket at IMM to popular acclaim.

  • 2001
    2001

    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.

  • 2002
    2002

    The We Brighten Up Your Day campaign involving over 5,200 Dairy Farm Singapore team members islandwide was launched and helped to create a working environment that is warm, sincere and helpful.

  • 2003
    2003

    Became Singapore’s largest supermarket chain with 75 stores islandwide upon the acquisition of 35 Shop N’ Save stores from QAF and Belgian retailer Delhaize.


    2003

    We celebrated 100 years of serving Singapore with a $1 million Charity Drive.


    2003

    President S.R. Nathan officiated the launch of a historical centenary at Centrepoint Shopping Centre in Orchard Road, the birth place of Cold Storage Supermarket.


    2003

    Market Place unveiled Singapore’s first retail self check-out system, enabling customers to beat queues, DIY-style.

  • 2004
    2004

    Dairy Farm Singapore won Top Retailer 2004 Singapore Gold Award and Top Retailer 2004 Asia-Pacific 'Best of the Best' by Retail Asia.

  • 2005
    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.


    2005

    The Wellness4Life initiative was launched with a 3-step program—Nutrition4Life, Fitness4Life and Health4Life, to help promote a more holistic approach to food.

  • 2006
    2006

    Cold Storage Cluny opened, boasting a brighter and refreshing ambience with many new features.


    2006

    Naturally Market Place by Cold Storage opened at VivoMart. It was a new retail concept dedicated to the pleasures of food and your well-being.


    2006

    Cold Storage Great World City launched its self check-out system to provide more efficiency and convenience for shoppers to Scan, Pay, and Go.

  • 2007
    2007

    Cold Storage was voted the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand 2007 (Gold, Singapore).


    2007

    Cold Storage opened at Leisure Park Kallang to cater to customer needs in Tanjong Rhu and Mountbatten.


    2007

    The “At Cold Storage, you’ve got your whole world in your hands” branding campaign was well-received islandwide.

  • 2008
    2008

    Became title sponsor of the first ever Kids Run in Singapore. The 1st Cold Storage Kids Run was a great success and attracted 3000 kids.


    2008

    Cold Storage and Shell further turned up the night race fever with Singapore’s First Supermarket Night Race.


    2008

    Cold Storage said hello to Clementi Arcade with a brand new store.

  • 2009
    2009

    The Cold Storage Kids Run was awarded the Best Retail Event Of The Year 2009 by the Singapore Retailers Association Award


    2009

    Cold Storage Specialty opened at Tanglin, allowing residents to enjoy the convenience of a glitzy mini-mart with a deli counter and a child-friendly bistro.

  • 2010
    2010

    Awarded No. 1 Grocery Store by Expat Living Magazine Reader Awards.

  • 2011
    2011

    Opened Cold Storage Specialty store at Marina Bay Sands.

  • 2012
    2012

    Fostered closer ties with all Cold Storage Partners at the inaugural Cold Storage & Partners Run.


    2012

    Market Place sets up a Gourmet Market at Savour 2012, serving the best fresh food range at the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix.

  • 2013
    2013

    Jasons The Gourmet Grocer operated as a restaurant to serve up delectable dishes at the Singtel Formula 1 Grand Prix 2013.


    2013

    Once again, Cold Storage is recognised as a food and safety partner by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.


    2013

    Cold Storage celebrated the opening of three new stores: Plaza Singapura, Siglap V, and West Mall.

  • 2014
    2014

    Unveiled a brand new look for Raffles City Market Place, with a wider range of ready-to-eat items like pre-packed salads and sandwiches.

  • 2015
    2015

    Jasons the Gourmet Grocer celebrated its 40th birthday.