Mackie’s sees strong ice cream sales despite costs climbing by 23%

By Bethan Grylls

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Pictured: Stuart Common, MD at Mackie's
Pictured: Stuart Common, MD at Mackie's

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The Scottish, family-owned brand has witnessed a 15% increase in turnover as its UK and international demand soars, with its ice cream championing majority of growth.

Turnover at Mackie’s of Scotland rose from £17.7m in the 2021 financial year to £20.8m last financial year, with its UK share in premium ice cream climbing by 13%.

The company also witnessed healthy export sales, which grew by 27%.

This allowed Mackie’s to expand its workforce to more than 100 employees for the first time ever, which included the appointment of a people and development manager, alongside a new managing director.

Selling more than 13.3m litres, ice cream was the backbone of its strong revenues, although Mackie’s also saw a 33% rise in chocolate sales.

However, the company did see its overall costs increase by 23% over the financial year. Despite this, it managed to absorb much of the cost, which it attributes to its 11% uptick in penetration.

The brand's second most popular flavour is Honeycomb which is available in several big UK stores. Its newest addition (Indulgent Toffee Fudge) was also said to have helped strengthen sales. The company now has its sights set on achieving more UK listings.  

Commenting on the future, managing director, Stuart Common, said: “We are looking to invest to further increase our production capacity in order to widen the availability of our products across the UK. We plan to install new equipment and production lines enabling us to scale up manufacturing while maintaining our commitment to sustainability and quality.”

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