Call for new suppliers to help booming ice cream sector meet consumer demand

22 May 2014 by
Call for new suppliers to help booming ice cream sector meet consumer demand

With a heat-wave predicted for this summer, the UK's £1b ice-cream industry is creating demand for a range of services from ingredients to parlour fixtures.

To facilitate demand, the industry's trade body, The Ice Cream Alliance has launched an initiative to maintain a strong supply chain by encouraging potential suppliers to promote their services at the UK Ice Cream Expo next February.

Zelica Carr, chief executive of The Ice Cream Alliance, explained: "The ice-cream sector is expected to keep growing for at least the next five years according to the latest research, generating a strong demand for a range of goods and services.

"We want to encourage those companies who may not have previously supplied the ice-cream sector to promote their products to our members and customers at this unique event and we will provide a first-time exhibitors discount.

"Ice-cream makers are constantly looking for new flavours and ways to innovate as well as needing a range of services from coffee and associated equipment suppliers, refrigeration, uniforms, cleaning materials and fixtures and fittings for their parlours and shops."

The three-day Ice Cream Expo will be held from the 17-19 February 2015 at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate.

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