Mackie’s document milestone gross sales for fruit-based merchandise

Ice cream model scoops up greater than 23 tonnes of Scottish fruits

ONE of Scotland’s favorite ice cream manufacturers has recorded a 95% improve within the gross sales of its fruit-based merchandise leading to a record-breaking summer time for the agency.

The Aberdeenshire family-run enterprise, Mackie’s of Scotland, has doubled gross sales on final 12 months for its fruity ice lotions together with Strawberry Swirl, Raspberry Ripple and White Chocolate and Raspberry.

Mackie’s attributes this large spike in its fruity flavour gross sales to having introduced its fruit-sauce manufacturing on-site. As an alternative of buying in fruit sauces, Mackie’s now buys in Scottish whole-fruit from Aberdeenshire’s Castleton Farm and makes all of its fruit sauces and compotes itself on the household farm.

It’s estimated that this 12 months alone, Mackie’s has used 23.5 tonnes of Scottish fruit supplied by Castleton Farm – already surpassing its general totals for 2020 (3.2 tonnes) and 2021 (17.2 tonnes) mixed.

The manufacturing of fruit merchandise has contributed to Mackie’s general summer time gross sales progress of eight per cent on 2021.

Stuart Widespread, Gross sales and Advertising Director, mentioned: “Regardless of ongoing financial challenges, shoppers have continued to succeed in for inexpensive luxurious ice cream merchandise for a bit of carry or calm down in the summertime warmth.

“We’re now promoting extra fruit-based merchandise than ever earlier than which is an excellent milestone and testomony to our hard-working crew.

“This milestone additionally celebrates our partnership with fellow Aberdeenshire model, Castelton Farm. We’re delighted to be working collaboratively and shedding a light-weight on a number of the wonderful produce popping out of the North East.”

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Scotland’s comfortable fruit is famed for its flavour because the temperate local weather permits the berries to ripen slowly, creating a very candy flavour. 

The corporate can be having fun with additional successes as 4 of its merchandise have achieved a Nice Style Award. Merchandise credited embrace: 1 litre Strawberry Swirl ice cream described by judges as ‘a lovely wanting pale pink ice cream with a particular swirl of strawberry compote working by way of it’, and the 1 Litre Natural ice cream described as ‘more-ish and refreshing ice cream with a nostalgic flavour.’

The 1 Litre Indulgent Salted Caramel ice cream is believed to have a ‘well-judged steadiness in its salt and caramel flavours’, in addition to its Mint Darkish Chocolate bar with its ‘inviting mint aroma together with wealthy chocolate notes.’

Latest awards and sale will increase have contributed to Mackie’s being one of many quickest rising ice cream manufacturers within the UK.

Stuart added: “It has lengthy been our ambition to develop throughout the UK. We’ve got a devoted following of very good clients in Scotland, and we’re seeing that being replicated south of the border.

“There are loads of thrilling concepts within the pipeline for Mackie’s, and we can’t wait to share them with shoppers within the close to future.”

It comes after Mackie’s has jumped from sixth to fifth place in Kantar Worldpanel’s prime 30 chosen Scottish meals manufacturers within the nation, making its first look within the prime 5.

Mackie’s of Scotland produces luxurious dairy ice cream at its fifth era Aberdeenshire farm from “sky to scoop”, with wind and sun-powered renewable power powering the dairy the place it makes its ice cream utilizing recent milk and cream from its personal herd.

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To seek out out extra about Mackie’s, please go to: Mackie’s of Scotland | Making Easy Scrumptious (mackies.co.uk)