Beginning in the 1896, Cold Storage has extended its reach to the Federated Malay States comprising of Selangor, Perak, Pahang and Negeri Sembilan.

A retail branch of Cold Storage was opened by The Company along McArthur Street owned by the Straits Trading Company. Not too long after that, the piece of land along the river bank was bought over and converted into the first Cold Storage cold store for holding bulk supplies. In September 1909, K.A Stevens and Fred Heron arrived in Ipoh to pioneer Cold Storage to a tin-mining town. Their idea was to have a retail and wholesale depot, complete with a cold storage chamber capable of holding five tons of frozen meat and products.

Over the next few years, Cold Storage established branches in Klang, Penang, Taiping and Telok Anson. As our history permits us to know, we had European settlers in Malaysia already during that point and the arrival of fresh meat and products from foreign countries such as Australia was very popular. By 1932, the reliability and presence of Cold Storage was already in most Malayan towns.

Cold Storage has now opened 14 operational stores to this date including in Penang, Johor and Sarawak. On top of that, Cold Storage also produces its own homebrand, First Choice which offers premium quality at great prices. Our products range from fresh produce like meat, fruits and vegetables and bakery items to your everyday household needs like cleaning, health, beauty and other products. 

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