This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Ice cream maker tops ST Profit Track 100

18 April 2011

R&R Ice Cream, an ice cream manufacturer in North Yorkshire which makes allergen-free dessert, has topped the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 of British private firms with the fastest-growing profits

The company was one of three food-related firms in the Top 20 and eight in the Top 40, published in April 2011.

The other prominent food companies were producer Fridays (placed 10), Crisp Malting Group (15), G's (29), Meadow Foods (30), Cellar Trends (32), Peacock Salt (34) and Aston Manor Brewery (35).

The company was started in 1932 by a young Italian, Regina Roncadin, who opened her first ice cream parlour in Osnabrück, Germany, and was established in the UK in 1987. It now has a staff of 1,875.

In 2007, R&R Ice Cream became Europe's largest ice cream manufacturer with seven production plants across Europe. The following year, the company acquired 70% of Kelly's of Cornwall with Philipp Kellys still regaining a 30% share.

By December 2009, R&R had 210.22% annual profit growth, enough to make it the top of this prestigious list.

Last year, the company bought Rolland - France's third largest ice cream manufacturer. It says this purchase meant it became the second largest ice cream group in supermarket sales in the UK, Germany and France selling more than 500 million litres of ice cream a year.

Fridays, which came 10th overall, is a Kent-based food producer which was founded in 1950 and which had an annual profit growth of 123.76% and a staff of 325. Norfolk-based malt producer Crisp Malting Group has been in business since 1890 and came 15th overall.

Its annual profit growth was 102.10% and it has a staff of 232. It supplies malt to the maker of Glenlivet whisky.

Other companies in the Top 100 included Brace's Bakery in South Wales, which supplies more than 3,000 locations with 40 million loaves each year, and Tangerine Confectionery from Blackpool, which produces sweets and popcorn at seven sites, employing more than 1,300 staff.

Meadow Foods makes condensed milk and chocolate used by Mars and Walls.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

RELATED CONTENT...


Article image New investment for plant-based foods company Alpro

In March 2015, Alpro officially opened its newly extended production site, enabling them to double their capacity in their UK drinks facility. Food Processing took a look around the extended site.Full Story...

Article image Cheese packing factory closure will damage Wrexham economy, warns Unite

The closure of First Milk’s Maelor cheese packing site near Wrexham could damage the local economy and starve it of much needed jobs warned Britain’s largest union Unite, today.Full Story...

Dairy Crest talks apprenticeships at Appetite for Engineering

Food watchdog clamps down on milk powder manufacturers

Moody Systems to distribute Stoelting cheese making equipment

RELATED SPONSORED ARTICLES...


Article image Moody Systems to distribute Stoelting cheese making equipment

Moody Systems Ltd and RELCO, LLC are delighted to announce that they have signed a sole distribution agreement for Stoelting cheese making equipment that is designed and manufactured by RELCO, LLC of Willmar, Minnesota.Full Story...

Article image Heat recovery helps dairy farm reduce energy costs

A UK dairy farm was interested to learn if they were missing out on any potential energy and cost savings. The farm currently processes a large amount of milk which produces a considerable amount of heat. The farm also uses heated water for washing and sanitising equipment which was heated separately. ICS Temperature Control arranged a site visit to carry out an energy analysis.Full Story...

Made in Dorset to satisfy tropical taste buds

MOST VIEWED...


Article image Spray and save on the glazing process

Food glazes are widely used in the bakery sector to improve the look and taste of baked products. Traditionally, this coating process has resulted in substantial waste. Technology advances mean that this is no longer the case. Full Story...

Article image Your flexible friend in the food factory

Suzanne Gill finds out where thermal imaging technology can help around the factory. Full Story...

What role does refrigeration play in the supply chain?

A dry-ageing process improvement

Self diagnostics: an enabler for predictive maintenance

http://www.appetite4eng.co.uk