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The Berry Man and McConnell’s Join Forces

Produce Distributor Doles Out Ice Cream Too


The Berry Man, Inc. is now distributing McConnell’s ice cream out of its two distribution centers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

Jim McCoy, owner of McConnell’s Ice Cream — a Santa Barbara fixture for the last 47 years — stated, “I remember when [Berry Man owner Guy De Mangeon] used to rent space from me. He had one truck and one employee. I would never have guessed that 20 years later I would be sitting across from him in his office pitching my products, but there we were. Life is funny like that.”

“It’s a sweet partnership anyway you look it,” said De Mangeon, owner and president of The Berry Man, Inc. “I thought it was a great idea from the moment Jim mentioned it. McConnell’s delivers two days a week but I deliver seven and I’m already going to most of the places Jim sells his product…It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

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