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GNT Pinpoints Reasons Behind Ice Cream Sales

GNT has compiled the five reasons that persuade customers to purchase ice cream due to a comprehensive worldwide consumer surveys.

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Dean Foods acquires Friendly’s Ice Cream

Dean Foods has completed the previously disclosed acquisition of the manufacturing and retail ice cream business of Friendly’s Ice Cream for $155 million in cash.
Friendly’s Ice Cream, with $166 million in net sales in 2015, produces packaged ice cream and other frozen dessert products, including single-serve sundae cups, novelty items, cakes and rolls. Friendly’s distributes […]

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Parker launches clean-label cake inclusions

Ingredients company Parker has launched a new line of seven clean-label cake inclusions, produced using a unique hot-panning process, to help support customers in the dairy industry.
Brands that make indulgent products like ice cream have historically valued performance and sensory attributes over clean labels, but the new range has been warranted because of increasing consumer […]

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BoFood launches dairy-free ice cream with probiotics

Swedish food company BoFood has launched a plant-based vegan ice cream that uses the LP299V probiotic strain from Probi.
BoFood’s new ice cream is free from dairy and falls under the company’s Lovice range for retail and foodservice. The European launch is planned for the second half of 2016, according to Lund-based Probi.
“There has been strong […]

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Mintel reports on non-dairy ice cream

Demand for non-dairy ice cream is booming in Germany, as dairy alternatives are no longer strictly marketed to consumers with special dietary requirements, but appeal to a wider health-conscious consumer base. Indeed, new Mintel research finds nearly two-thirds (63%) of German ice cream consumers are interested in non-dairy alternatives, such as almond or coconut based […]

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Unilever reduces ice cream calories

Unilever UK & Ireland has announced that, from spring this year, its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer.
Under the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, the company says it is helping millions take action to improve their health and well-being. The move follows the introduction of 110kcal or fewer across the […]

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Nestle Uses Avalanche Research to Create Better Ice Cream

    Nestle Uses Avalanche Research to Create Better Ice Cream

Nestle is using the same specialised technology avalanche experts use to study snow to improve the quality of its ice cream. The company’s scientists are working with the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Switzerland (SLF) to examine the microscopic ice crystals found in both snow and ice cream.
Their research relies on the only […]

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Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

    Barry Callebaut to Become Strategic Unilever Partner

Barry Callebaut, the cocoa and chocolate products manufacturer, and Unilever, the global market leader in ice cream, have signed a new long-term global partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will become Unilever’s strategic global supplier and innovation partner of choice for its cocoa and chocolate needs.
This new global supply agreement builds […]

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Unilever Completes Acquisition of Ingman Ice Cream

    Unilever Completes Acquisition of Ingman Ice Cream

Unilever has completed the acquisition of Ingman Ice Cream. The deal further strengthens Unilever’s competitive position in ice cream and is hghly complementary to Unilever’s existing portfolio of strong brands like Magnum, Cornetto and Carte d´Or.
 
Ingman Ice Cream employs around 700 people with production facilities in Sibbo (Finland), Ahus (Sweden), Mazeikiai (Lithuania) andGomel(Belarus). In 2010, […]

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R&R Ice Cream Links With Kraft Foods

    R&R Ice Cream Links With Kraft Foods

R&R Ice Cream, Europe’s largest own label ice cream manufacturer, is joining forces with Kraft Foods to bring confectionery innovation to ice cream markets across mainland Europe. In co-operation with Kraft Foods, R&R will initially develop, manufacture and distribute an indulgent ice cream range of five iconic Kraft brands – Milka, Toblerone, Daim, Oreo and […]

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R&R Ice Cream Acquires German Business

    R&R Ice Cream Acquires German Business

R&R Ice Cream, Europe’s largest own label ice cream manufacturer, has acquired Durigon Gelato of Germany for an undisclosed sum, subject to clearance from the German competition authority. Based at Schwanewede-Brundorf near Bremen with 70 employees, the family-run Durigon, which generated sales of Eur20 million in 2010, manufactures tubs in different sizes from 200ml to […]

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UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

    UK Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13% on the same period in 2010, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Exports to the EU increased by 12.6% to £4.4 billion with the majority of markets showing growth, and three […]

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Unilever Continues to Expand in Emerging Markets

    Unilever Continues to Expand in Emerging Markets

Unilever has unveiled expansion to production facilities in Indonesia that will help drive sustainable growth for the food and personal care group in the fast-growing developing and emerging markets. The company has invested about €90 million to build a new, state-of-the-art personal care factory and to expand existing ice cream and personal care factories to […]

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Unilever to Expand Hungarian Ice Cream Factory

    Unilever to Expand Hungarian Ice Cream Factory

Unilever is reported to be investing HUF2.2b (Eur8m) to increase production capacity at its ice cream factory at Veszprem in Hungary. The intention is to expand annual capacity from 75m litres to 90m litres during the next four years.
Unilever plans to build 7,500 sq m of cold stores and expand packaging facilities at the site. Unilever […]

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Unilever Reorganisation Designed to Drive Growth

    Unilever Reorganisation Designed to Drive Growth

Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans, especially in its fast-developing businesses in the emerging markets. The new structure is designed to facilitate a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations, and the optimisation of resources behind strategic priorities.
“Unilever now has over half […]

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Nestle Uses Solar Energy to Power Ice Cream Factory

    Nestle Uses Solar Energy to Power Ice Cream Factory

Nestle has installed a unique solar power system to produce its Coppa del Nonno ice cream brand in Italy. The new solar power system – located at the company’s ice cream factory in Ferentino, western Italy – is the only one of its kind in the country to use a combination of three different solar […]

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Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Growth at Unilever

    Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Growth at Unilever

Food, personal care and home care group Unilever has delivered its fifth consecutive quarter of growth as its transformation strategy continues. Turnover in the first quarter increased by 7% to Eur10.9b as underlying sales rose by of 4.3% with all categories growing, driven by emerging markets up 9.9%. Underlying volume growth was 2.5% and pricing […]

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Record British Food and Drink Exports

    Record British Food and Drink Exports

Exports of UK food and non-alcoholic drinks grew for the sixth consecutive year in 2010 to pass the £10b mark for the first time ever. UK food and drink export figures showed a healthy 11.4% increase on 2009 figures, bringing in a total of £10.83b, and highlighted healthy emerging markets amongst non-EU countries.
Amongst the highest […]

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Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

    Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

Austrian group Agrana is to invest Eur27.6m to expand its Russian fruit preparation plant at Serpuchov over the next five years. Agrana is one of the leading producers of fruit juice concentrates in Europe, and the top global manufacturer of fruit preparations for the dairy industry.
The expansion programme will boost the factory’s production capacity by […]

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Business is Good For Irish Fairtrade

    Business is Good For Irish Fairtrade

Contrary to what might be expected during the recession, Fairtrade sales continue to grow in Ireland. In 2010 consumer spending on Fairtrade Certified products grew by an impressive 17%, from €118m in 2009 to €138m in 2010. Ireland now has one of the highest per capita spends on Fairtrade Certified products anywhere in the world.
And […]

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Unilever Acquires Greek Ice Cream Brands

    Unilever Acquires Greek Ice Cream Brands

Unilever is acquiring EVGA’s Greek ice cream brands (including Scandal, Variete and Karabola) and distribution network for an undisclosed amount. EVGA, which helped pioneer the Greek ice cream industry, will retain its existing production and warehousing facilities and will manufacture both the current EVGA and some of Unilever ice cream branded products for the Greek […]

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£4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

    £4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

New research from Mintel Global Market Navigator (GMN) reveals that Germans are the biggest ice cream lovers in Europe, with Germany spending an average of £19 per head on the treat each year. Mintel’s research on ice cream sales in the five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) shows that the […]

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Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

  Unilever Acquires Danish Ice Cream Business From TINE

Unilever is acquiring Diplom-Is, a Danish ice cream business, from TINE, the Norwegian dairy group, for an undisclosed price. Employing 30 people, Diplom-IS operates five local distribution centers in Denmark. TINE also owns and operates Diplom-Is in Norway and Sweden, which it is retaining.
Unilever is one of the leading players in the Danish ice cream […]

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Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

  Unilever Predicts Continued Slow Economic Growth

Unilever has reported a 35% increase in net profit to Eur2.21b on turnover ahead by 9.7% to Eur21.89b with underlying sales growth of 3.8% for the first half of 2010. Group operating profit rose by 20% to Eur3.07b.
Although prices were down by 2.6% during the first half, this was offset by underlying volume growth of […]

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