Monday, February 14, 2011

Blue Bell Ice Cream coming to Colorado, along with jobs

Blue Bell Ice Cream coming to Colorado, along with jobsBlue Bell Ice Cream plans to open a branch and distribution center in Denver, where it will hire up to 20 local drivers and other staff. Blue Bell Ice Cream will be available March 14 in King Soopers, Walmart, Walgreens, Albertsons, Sunflower Market and other grocery stores, drugstores and convenience stores.

The company is building a 15,000- square-foot distribution center with a warehouse, office space and cold-storage facilities at 14258 E. Easter Blvd. in Englewood. Until the building is completed in the late spring or early summer, the company will operate out of leased space at 8001 E. 88th Ave. in Henderson.

The company will serve markets within a 100-mile radius of Denver, including Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. "We get a lot of requests from Colorado, and we're really excited about coming to the state," said Ricky Dickson, vice president of sales and marketing for the 103-year-old Texas company. The brand has a devoted following, making it the No. 3 ice cream in the nation even though it is sold in only 20 states.


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