Ice Cream

Frank's Ice Cream has made 14 members of staff redundant


Workers made redundant at Frank’s Ice Cream

By Gwen Ridler

Carmarthenshire, Wales-based manufacturer Frank’s Ice Cream Ltd has made more than a dozen members of staff redundant, after failing to secure funds to continue production since entering administration.

Froneri UK NPD brand technologist Catherine Ford (left) and Froneri UK head of marketing Charlotte Hambling (right)

Froneri ice cream sales rise after warm start to 2017

By Matt Atherton

Ice cream firm Froneri UK has reported a 16.3% rise in sales so far this year, benefiting from the warm start to 2017, and boosted by its Kelly’s of Cornwall brand and franchised Nestlé and Cadbury products.

Beechdean Group has acquired 50% of ice cream manufacturer Lovingtons

Beechdean scoops up ice cream firm

By Gwen Ridler

Beechdean Group has acquired 50% of ice cream manufacturer Lovingtons, in a joint venture designed to grow investment and boost the manufacturing capabilities of the company. 

Undernourishment is a potential problem for 40% of hospital patients, DuPont says

Protein-rich sherbets for hospital patients

By Noli Dinkovski

An ingredients firm has teamed up with an ice cream maker to develop nutritional ice cream products for hospital patients at risk of undernourishment.

Oppo Ice Cream agreed to remove the content after a complaint was made

Oppo Ice Cream breaches advertising code

By Matt Atherton

Oppo Ice Cream has been forced to amend content on its website by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), for not backing up a claim about the ice cream’s health benefits.

UK sales: R&R clams slow market conditions and the timing of promotions has affected performance

Sales fall 1.3% at R&R Ice Cream

By Noli Dinkovski

R&R Ice Cream has posted a 1.3% drop in sales for the first quarter of 2016 as its acquisition of Nestlé’s South Africa business, fluctuating exchange rates, and tough European trading conditions hit like-for-like performance.

Inside R&R Ice Cream’s Northallerton factory

Nestlé agrees frozen foods deal with R&R Ice Cream

By Rick Pendrous

Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK owned by PAI Partners, have signed an agreement to set up Froneri, a global ice cream and frozen food joint venture (jv).

The Thuillier brothers have secured crowd funding for their Oppo ice cream business

Andy Murray invests in Dragons’ Den reject

By Laurence Gibbons

Tennis ace Andy Murray has helped Dragons’ Den reject ice cream manufacturer Oppo secure more than £300,000 of crowd funding by investing in the ‘guilt-free’ ice cream brand.

Harry and Charlie Thuillier found criticism of their ice cream's after taste hard to swallow

Dragons unimpressed by healthy ice cream pitch

By Michelle Perrett

Oppo Ice Cream failed to win backing after Dragons’ Den investors raised concerns about the aftertaste of the healthy product on last night’s TV show.

Digester Left to right: James Thompson – head of operations at Stokesley-based anaerobic digestion plant developer JFS Associates Ryad Apasa – head of operations at R&R Ice Cream’s Leeming Bar site.

R&R Ice Cream plant in top five after £25M spend

By Michael Stones

R&R Ice Cream’s £25M investment at its Leeming Bar factory in North Yorkshire has boosted output by 20% and made the firm the globe’s third largest ice cream manufacturer.

R&R Ice Cream's Mike Fraine shares his manufacturing insights gathered over 25 years

Me and my factory

Meet the ice cream maker from R&R

By Rick Pendrous

Making money from ice cream is no easy task, but R&R boss Mike Fraine seems to have it licked. Rick Pendrous uncovers his success

R&R's Mike Fraine: 'Brands have got to become more effective'

Food brand owners should respond to own-label

By Rick Pendrous

Branded food and drink companies will be forced by the inexorable growth in supermarket own-label sales to re-establish consumer trust in their propositions as they lose market share, according to own-label manufacturers.

Europe’s biggest own­-label ice cream manufacturer saw turnover grow

Ice cream maker R&R sees turnover rocket 25%

By Alice Foster

R&R Ice Cream’s turnover has shot up by 25% after a key acquisition, increased business from discounters and the growth of Oreo and Cadbury’s ranges.

Does ice cream pose a listeria risk to vulnerable people?

Ice cream listeria risk to the ill and elderly

By Rick Pendrous

Fears have been raised about the wider possible contamination of frozen food with the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in Europe, and the potentially deadly threat this poses to vulnerable individuals, following serious food poisoning outbreaks traced...

Lakeland Dairies gets its milk supplies from more than 2,200 family farms in Ireland

Lakeland Dairies scoops up frozen yogurt firm

By Rod Addy

Lakeland Dairies has acquired Taste Trends, a frozen yogurt business based in Surrey, and plans to invest to grow the company under its existing management team.

The science behind ice cream revealed

Manufactured ice cream superior to homemade

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufactured ice creams can offer a superior taste experience when compared to homemade product, and premium brands contain less air and more fat, according to a US food scientist.

R&R Ice Cream's products include Nestlé ice creams, such as Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles Lollies

Ice cream firm R&R buys Aussie business

By Rod Addy

R&R Ice Cream has bought Aussie ice cream business Peters Food Group from private equity group PEP fund IV, gaining brands such as Drumstick, Conoisseur, Peters Original and Maxibon.

Food firms should scoop growth in the UK's £1bn ice cream sector

Food firms advised to scoop ice cream growth

By Laurence Gibbons

Food firms should take advantage of the UK’s “growing” £1bn ice cream sector by offering new flavours and services to ice cream manufacturers, according to the boss of the Ice Cream Alliance.

Unilever's refreshment category performed well, driven by fruit and herbal teas

Unilever Q1 food sales ‘disappointing’

By Nicholas Robinson

Unilever’s poor food results in its first financial quarter (Q1) update for 2014 remained “disappointing”, affected by the late timing of Easter, but the company’s overall outlook was strong, City analysts have said.

Lick Me I'm Delicious has worked hard at coming up with innovative ice creams

Uplifting ice cream created for secret celeb

By Laurence Gibbons

British ice cream firm Lick Me I’m Delicious has created a bubbly champagne flavoured ice cream dosed with 25mg of Viagra for an unnamed A-list celebrity’s party.

James Lambert's R&R Ice Cream is to close its Leeds factory by the end of the year

R&R Ice Cream to close Leeds factory

By Mike Stones

Europe’s biggest own-label ice cream manufacturer R&R Ice Cream is to close its Leeds factory before the end of the year.

The cold spring in the northern hemisphere threatened to put the chill on Unilever's ice cream sales

Unilever results to suffer from cold spring

By Mike Stones

The cold spring and problems in emerging markets are likely to put a chill on Unilever’s second-quarter and half-year results, predicts City analyst Investec.

Lambert will continue in the role of chairman at R&R

R&R Ice Cream boss to stand down as ceo

By Laurence Gibbons

James Lambert has stood down as chief executive of R&R Ice Cream, following the completion of PAI Partners’ acquisition of the Yorkshire-based firm from Oaktree Capital Management yesterday (July 16).

Manfredi: are consumers getting value for money

‘The price of premium ice cream is too high’

By Gary Scattergood

Many of the luxury ice cream products on supermarket shelves are overpriced despite their soaring retail popularity, claims the boss of a family-owned ice cream firm that serves the foodservice sector.

Suncream churns out 13M litres a year

Cream of the crop

By Gary Scattergood

Sustained value success has funded Suncream Dairies' move upmarket, Rebecca Manfredi tells Gary Scattergood

Voting for the Personality of the Year award is now open

Top of the food chain

By Rick Pendrous, Gary Scattergood, Mike Stones

Which of the six candidates below, shortlisted by the Food Manufacture editorial team, do you think has done the most over the past year to raise the profile of the food and drink industry? You can have your say by visiting our web site at foodmanawards....

Brian Young, director general, British Frozen Foods Federation

Frozen planet

By Gary Scattergood

Frozen is fresher, more sustainable and better value, Brian Young tells Gary Scattergood


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