Ice Cream

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.

OkoBay is targeting the premium ice lolly market

Coconut water trend moves into frozen aisle

Coconut water launches grew by 99% globally between 2012 and 2013, according to Mintel data. Now this trend has moved into the frozen aisle with the launch of OkoBay Coconut Water ice lollies, which are claimed to be: ‘the world’s first all-natural coconut...

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

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