Ice Cream

Is R&R Ice Cream up for grabs?

R&R Ice Cream could be up for sale

By Mike Stones

Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream and its majority owner Oaktree Capital Management have both refused to confirm or deny press reports that the business is for sale.

Going continental: R&R Ice Cream's James Lambert has added a German firm to his growing European portfolio

R&R Ice Cream acquires German rival

By Freddie Dawson

Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream, has continued its expansion on the continent with the acquisition of German ice cream manufacturer Durigon Gelato.

Tasty expansion: Cornish ice cream firm Callestick is planning to expand its business

Cornish ice cream firm Callestick expands

By Rod Addy

Cornish ice cream manufacturer Callestick has achieved strong growth throughout the recession, driven particularly by positive performance in foodservice channels and an unseasonably warm autumn.

Hot stuff: the heatwave is boosting sales but challenging food chain logistics

Sunshine puts pressure on food suppliers

By Graham Holter

The freak September heatwave is providing a welcome boost for the food industry but placing impossible demands on some parts of the supply chain, it has been claimed.

FAB deal: R&R Ice Cream has acquired Pilpa; the ice cream division of French firm Maison Boncolac

R&R scoops up French ice cream unit to rival Unilever

By Mike Stones

Europe's largest own-label ice cream manufacturer, R&R Ice Cream (R&R) has acquired Pilpa, the ice cream division of French firm Maison Boncolac. The firm is now on track ot rival Unilever's European market dominance in the sector, said...

Eschewing the fat

Eschewing the fat

By Lynda Searby

Typically, ice cream is made up of water (55-64%), milk fat (10-16%), sugars (12-16%), non-fat milk-solids (9-12%), stabilisers and emulsifiers (0.5%) and flavours and colours (0.5%). At least, it used to be.

Former Loseley md Neil Burchell, outside the firm's Cwmbran site

Loseley Dairy Ice Cream set for liquidation

By Anne Bruce

Administrators expect to place Loseley Dairy Ice Cream into liquidation in the next couple of months, after selling off the company’s plant and assets.

Major ice cream players could threaten innovation, Key Note

Major ice cream players could threaten innovation, Key Note

By Lawrence Morley

The dominance of R&R Ice Cream and Unilever in the ice cream market looks set to continue and could threaten innovation, especially amongst new enterprises, according to a new report from research firm Key Note.

The ICA says ice cream is a luxury that is under appreciated

Scrap VAT on ice cream, ICA urges Osborne

By Ben Bouckley

Trade body the Ice Cream Alliance (ICA) has written to chancellor George Osborne asking him to exempt the UK’s £1.3bn ice cream industry from VAT.

Premium, own-label ice cream makers are struggling with high input prices and low margins

Frederick's Dairies admits Loseley interest

By Ben Bouckley

Frederick's Dairies says it could be interested in buying parts of South Wales ice cream firm Loseley, after a media report this week stated that private equity backer the Foresight Group had stopped funding the company.

Bakewell Tart and breast milk ice cream anyone?

FSA goes Gaga over breast milk ice cream...

By Ben Bouckley

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating whether a controversial ice cream made with donated breast milk, and sold in a London restaurant, breaches food safety regulations.

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