Bidcorp UK acquires ice cream manufacturer

Bidcorp UK has completed the acquisition of ice cream manufacturer Northern Bloc Ice Cream Ltd, and will now join its network of manufacturing businesses, which includes Simply Food Solutions and Yarde Farm.

Leeds-based Northern Bloc, which supplies retail and foodservice customers including Booths, the National Trust and Wagamama; will continue to trade under its name and Dirk Mischendahl will remain in his role of managing director.

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Jim Gouldie, supply chain and technical services director at Bidfood UK said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dirk Mischendahl, managing director, and the Northern Bloc team to our Bidcorp UK family. Their passion, ethical ethos and reputation for providing great-tasting products at an excellent service completely resonates with our core mission and values. We look forward to supporting the team and expanding their brand presence through multiple routes to market.”

Mischendahl added: “We are very excited about joining the Bidcorp UK group and having the opportunity to continue the journey we started in 2014, creating great flavours and making ice cream centre of plate!”

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