Mackie’s turnover elevated 15% towards earlier 12 months 

Progress achieved regardless of 23% rise in total prices

SCOTLAND’S favorite ice-cream model has recorded a 15% enhance in turnover by way of an upsurge in UK and worldwide markets. 

Turnover at family-owned Mackie’s of Scotland rose from £17.7 million within the 2021 monetary 12 months to succeed in £20.8 million final monetary 12 months. 

Mackie’s noticed its UK market share in premium ice cream rise by 13%, whereas its export gross sales grew by 27%. This has enabled Mackie’s to increase its workforce to greater than 100 staff for the primary time in its historical past, which included the appointment of it’s first Folks and Growth Supervisor in addition to a brand new Managing Director taking the helm inside the final 12 months. 

Ice cream gross sales had been the spine of the sturdy revenues, Mackie’s offered greater than 13.3 million litres of ice cream. It’s the equal of filling 166,250 normal sized bathtubs, to visualise, if the bathtubs had been positioned finish to finish in a line, they’d span a distance greater than 300 miles lengthy. Mackie’s additionally noticed a 33% rise within the gross sales of its chocolate. 

This progress has been supported by years of heavy reinvestment into the enterprise’ sustainability, equipment and other people, bettering its effectivity and capability and laying the foundations for additional progress. 

Nonetheless, the corporate noticed its total prices enhance by 23% over the monetary 12 months. Slightly than passing on this price to customers, Mackie’s absorbed as a lot of those rising prices as potential. This transfer was rewarded by customers, leading to an 11% enhance in Mackie’s penetration, which is a measure of what number of households within the UK purchase a product. 

Managing Director of Mackie’s, Stuart Frequent, mentioned: “We’re thrilled to announce that due to the laborious work and dedication of our unbelievable group making our scrumptious merchandise, Mackie’s has reached this turnover milestone. Regardless of the challenges of rising prices and provide chain points, our workers have gone above and past to proceed producing Scotland’s favorite premium ice cream to the very best requirements. 

“This landmark achievement displays the progress Mackie’s has made over time and exhibits the power of our model and merchandise. We’re extraordinarily pleased with what we’ve achieved collectively and look ahead to reaching even better success within the years to return.” 

The model’s second hottest Honeycomb flavour now sits alongside flagship Conventional throughout the UK in Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Morrisons. The corporate has its sights set on reaching extra UK listings within the present monetary 12 months. 

The model’s latest flavour additionally helped strengthen its ice cream gross sales, with its Indulgent Toffee Fudge, proving highly regarded with prospects following in depth client analysis earlier than launch which confirmed it to be the flavour Mackie’s followers had been most ready for. 

Backing up its ice cream gross sales, the corporate noticed a 30% enhance in its renewable financial savings and income; with 70% of the enterprise’ energy being renewably generated on web site with photo voltaic panels, wind generators, and biomass boilers. 

Trying forward, Stuart added: “We wish to make investments to additional enhance our manufacturing capability to be able to widen the supply of our merchandise throughout the UK. We plan to put in new gear and manufacturing traces enabling us to scale up manufacturing whereas sustaining our dedication to sustainability and high quality. 

Mac Mackie, Chairman, has mentioned that: “As a proudly Scottish household enterprise, we stay devoted to our Aberdeenshire residence right here on the household farm, whereas additionally being decided to proceed to offer moments of pleasure to our prospects internationally by way of our ice cream and chocolate.” 

The corporate gained a number of awards this 12 months, together with Nice Style awards for its latest and oldest flavours, Toffee Fudge and Conventional, and sustainability awards at 4 awards occasions, together with the Scottish Meals and Drink Excellence Awards. 

In addition to being the biggest independently owned ice cream producer within the UK, Mackie’s is among the UK’s prime ice cream manufacturers, with its one litre Conventional tub among the many best-selling premium ice cream merchandise within the UK. 

Mackie’s prides itself on being a Actual Dwelling Wage employer according to the charges set yearly by the Dwelling Wage Basis. 

Mackie’s produces all its ice cream utilizing contemporary milk and cream on its fifth-generation household dairy farm, Westertown, close to Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. 

To search out out extra about Mackie’s of Scotland, please go to: www.mackies.co.uk 

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