Cold Storage (supermarket)
Cold Storage Type Subsidiary Industry Retail Founded 1903 Headquarters Singapore, Singapore Area served Singapore
Key people Choo Peng Chee, CEO Products Grocery Stores, No Frills Supermarkets Parent Dairy Farm Group Website coldstorage.com.sg
Established in 1903, Cold Storage started as a small depot storing and selling mainly frozen meat from Australia.
In its early days, the Company's primary concern was to have a quick and profitable turnover of its imported meats and range of products. Later, Cold Storage shifted from counter-service to self-service, introducing the supermarket to Singapore. Then the Company pioneered the concept of multiple retailing, capitalising on bulk buying and economies of scale.
As the island's oldest established supermarket operator with over 100 years of experience in Singapore, Cold Storage is considered the market leader in Singapore. It was the first supermarket in Singapore to receive the CASE TRUST mark introduced by CASE in 1998 to distinguish companies that receive a high degree of consumer confidence. It was also the first supermarket in Singapore to receive MUIS certification for its supermarket operations at Causeway Point, thus providing Muslims with the assurance of Halal purchases.
In recognising the importance of freshness guaranteed, Cold Storage started the Fresh Food Distribution Centre in Singapore in 1999, a composite multi-temperature warehousing for fresh and frozen food distribution.
Store brands and types
SGS has awarded HACCP certification to Cold Storage, quality and integrity in food safety. Now, It operates 36 stores in Singapore, located across the country in city center, affluent suburbs and HDB estates, and 19 stores in Malaysia.
In Malaysia, Cold Storage is known for stocking rare, delicatessen-type goods that are not normally available in regular supermarkets.
Market Place is a high end supermarket brand and full serviced retailer.
It started business in 1975, formerly known as "Jasons Market Place". Now, It operates 6 stores in singapore; Jasons The Gourmet Grocer, La Tanglin Boulangerie, Tanglin Market Place, Paragon Market Place, Jasons Market Place and Market Place @ one-north.
And now, Market Place has other operates stores in Hong Kong and Taiwan by its Hong Kong sister company, Wellcome. It introduce the name of Market Place by Jasons (in Hong Kong) and Jasons Market Place (in Taiwan).
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Private Label brands
First introduced with less than 50 items in categories such as rice, UHT milk, toilet paper and cooking sauces. Now, It has over 1,600 SKUs of housebrand products under two house brands, First Choice and No Frills at Cold Storage, Market Place and Shop N Save supermarkets. It offer a wide variety of goods in close to 40 categories from fresh squeezed juice to wines to drinks, frozen, dairy, snacks, wines, rice & noodles, breads and cereals, household, papergoods, kitchenware.
Launched in 1999, and a more expensive brand.
Developed in 1993, to provide cheap products.
Notes and references
- ^ "corporate history". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Singapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/Corporate_AboutUs.html.
- ^ "store brands concept". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Slalalaingapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/Corporate_AboutUs.html.
- ^ "Cold Storage store locations". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Singapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/corporate_storelocations.html#coldstorage.
- ^ "about Jasons Market Place (Chinese Version)". Jasons Market Place Taiwan. http://www.jasons.com.tw/jasons/about.jspx.
- ^ "Market Place store locations". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Singapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/corporate_storelocations.html#marketplace.
- ^ "corporate milestones in 2003". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Singapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/Corporate_OurMilestones.html.
- ^ "Shop N Save store locations". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Singapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/corporate_storelocations.html#shopnsave.
- ^ "shopping at store online". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Singapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/Corporate_AboutUs.html.
- ^ "our House Brands". Cold Storage (Dairy Farm Singapore). http://www.coldstorage.com.sg/corporate/public/Corporate_AboutUs.html.
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