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New Pint Flavors

Ice cream fans will flock to dip into DOVE Ice Cream, which now offers an improved premium taste, a better value and three new flavors that will appeal to a wide range of consumers and occasions. DOVE Unconditional Chocolate Ice Cream, for the true chocolate lover, blends rich chocolate ice cream, delectable chunks made with

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Ice Cream, Frozen Novelty Sales Rise

New product development will play a large role in the continued success of the ice cream market in the coming years. It’s been a hot summer, and what’s better to cool people off, but ice cream…and it appears that the market for ice cream in America has got it licked. According to recent Mintel research,

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Dealing with Dairy

A federal program is threatening milk and ice cream prices, which could impact c-store sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Even with all of the options that packaged goods manufacturers give consumers today—brands, flavors, package sizes, price points, promotions and much more—ice cream has remained a pretty simple retail category. Enter the federal government. In

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Ben & Jerry’s Listens For Boston Tweets

Ben & Jerry’s delivers its ice cream based on Twitter requests to Boston customers this August. Ben & Jerry’s plans to deliver its sweet treats to customers in Boston via Tweets on Twitter this month. From Aug. 6 to Aug. 31, the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck will tour Boston, stopping at local businesses, nonprofits

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Mars Tweets For Ice Cream

SNICKERS Ice Cream with Mars Chocolate North America creates a new Twitter competition across the U.S. As of July 19, consumers had the opportunity to come up with a creative way to share 1,000 SNICKERS Ice Cream bars with family, friends and colleagues. Contestants must tweet their response in 140 characters or fewer before Aug.

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Mars Celebrates National Ice Cream Day With Six Flags

Mars Chocolate North America promotes its ice cream products at 11 Six Flags parks across the U.S. for National Ice Cream Day. Mars Chocolate North America announced its exclusive partnership with Six Flags Entertainment Corp. to help consumers celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 15. Guests who visit select Six Flags parks on National

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18+ DOVE Ice Cream Truck

Mars Chocolate North America announced that 10 fan-selected cities will receive a visit from the special-edition “Adults Only” DOVE Ice Cream Truck, loaded with DOVE products to help adults relive their childhood ice cream memories. The truck will make stops throughout the U.S. between late June and early August, all of which were chosen by

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Ice Cream Truck Tour Celebrates Milky Way Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

Milky Way kicks off summer season with ice cream bars for retailers and fans. This summer, the Milky Way brand introduced Milky Way Chocolate Ice Cream Bars, and plans to celebrate by featuring a special edition Milky Way chocolate ice cream truck. “The ice cream truck tour will help us bring the popular Milky Way

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Driving Snacks Sales

While private label products are improving, quality and value remain critical components for all snacking options. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor “Yes, but…” That’s the all-too-common answer to the question of whether or not price promotions can drive snack sales in convenience stores. Yes, in a lousy economy people look for and respond to savings.

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Peanut Butter Swirl

Ice cream consumers now can combine their love for sweet chocolate, peanut butter and savory peanuts with the new DOVEBAR Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream with Milk Chocolate. The fusion of peanut butter with chocolate has long been a favorite, and with new DOVEBAR Peanut Butter Swirl with Milk Chocolate, consumers can “Crack into an

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Dairy Facing Higher Costs

Closer management of the dairy category will be crucial in 2011. According to the U.S. Dairy Association (USDA), dairy will be among the food groups with the highest price increases in 2011—4.5 to 5.5%—due to rising energy and cattle-feed costs. While the industry has evolved, many chains, such as Byrne Dairy Co. in Syracuse, N.Y.,

YoCream Sales Up 16%

YoCream International Inc., a manufacturer and wholesaler of frozen desserts and beverages, has reported its financial results for the third quarter ended July 31, 2010. Sales for the three months ended July 31, 2010 increased 15.6% to $18,445,000.  Sales for the nine months increased 12.1% to $41,721,000. Net income increased 25% to $2,141,000 for the

Ice Cream Dipping/Display Cabinet

Master-Bilt, a manufacturer of a commercial refrigeration systems, has introduced the new deluxe ice cream dipping/display cabinet. The new DD-LCG is a low-curved glass ice cream dipping cabinet with an attractive, contemporary design. The low-curved glass allows for easy ice cream viewing by ‘little’ customers with brilliant interior LED lighting. The DD-LCG Series comes standard

Carb Cunning

Turtle Mountain Inc. has a new line of dessert products with absolutely no carbs, and no artificial sweeteners. It is too sweet to be true. Turtle Mountain, Inc. introduces its new Carb Escapes line, the first all-natural frozen dessert that contains no artificial sweeteners, bulking agents or flavors that are commonly found in other low

High-End Sweet Treats

Excite customers’ palates with Gelato! This Italian treat is not simply ice cream; Gelato is made fresh, which separates it from other frozen desserts and dramatically influences the rich flavor. The creamy texture is silkier, and the flavors are more intense than traditional ice cream. Taylor introduces the C119 batch freezer manufactured by Frigomat in

Superb Soft-Serve

  Unilever Ice Cream enters the $5.7 billion soft serve market with the launch of Breyers Swirls! Available in chocolate and naturally flavored vanilla, it is the first soft serve mix from Breyers, the category leader in packaged ice cream. Packaged in shelf-stable aseptic pouches, the new Breyers Swirls! have an extended shelf-life of up

Decadent Delights

  Turtle Mountain announced three new delicious flavors for celebrating summer fun: Coconut Craze, Pomegranate Chip and So Very Strawberry. The three flavors are the newest addition to Turtle Mountain’s signature Purely Decadent Dairy Free Pints line. Each scrumptious flavor only contains 65% ofthe calories of comparable, super-premium dairy-based ice cream. They are also cholesterol

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