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Our History

Our History

1916

Moses Kohl founds M. Kohl Wholesale, a wholesale business on Major St. in the heart of old Toronto, selling tobacco and confectionery.

1951

Irving Frisch becomes partner 13 years after initially joining the company as a salesman/bookkeeper. The company is renamed Kohl & Frisch Limited. Four years later, Moses Kohl retires and sells his interest in the company to Irving Frisch.

1980

Ron Frisch, Irving’s son, joins the company. Nine years later, Ron is named CEO.

1997

Kohl & Frisch goes national by opening distribution centres across Canada. One year later, Kohl & Frisch is honoured as Special Vendor of the Year by Wal-Mart Canada.

2013

Kohl & Frisch acquires AmerisourceBergen Canada Corporation.

2016

Kohl & Frisch, with operations across Canada, celebrates its centennial anniversary.

2016

Kohl & Frisch Centennial Video

Congratulatory Letters

Justin Trudeau

Message from the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau

Kathleen Wynne

Message from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

John Tory

Message from the Mayor of Toronto John Tory

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