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Tablet maker Aldomak heads for sales lift

Aldomak Scottish foodEthical Scottish food producer Aldomak is on track to increase sales of its tablet and macaroons by 50% as it embarks on a period of sustained expansion of its product range.

The Glasgow-based company, which insists on ethically-sourced raw materials and has ambitions to become a zero-carbon enterprise, will post results showing turnover of £1.2 million to April this year. This is up on £1m last year and £750,000 for the previous 12 months.

It is projecting sales of £1.9m for next year on the back of contract wins and increased activity with existing clients, including major UK multiples.

Dario Riccomini, managing director of the family-run firm, said: “This is a very exciting period for Aldomak. We have been working towards critical mass for some time and a lot of hard work is beginning to pay off as we anticipated.

“We have also strengthened the management team and we are investing in new systems and processes which will underpin a sustainable capability for further expansion.”

Aldomak has been a name in the Scottish food industry since 1932. The Riccomini family bought in to the company in the seventies, originally wholesaling wafers and cones and making nougats and oysters for the Italian ice cream market.

The focus changed when Dario Riccomini, formerly an IT and systems specialist with boutique online bank Intelligent Finance, joined in 2001. He reinvented the company as a contract food manufacturer, with an emphasis on traditional Scottish confectionary and oat-based products.

The company is now a supplier to major names such as Stewart’s, Highland Croft and Aldi, and has supplied supermarkets such as Asda in the past. It has recently substantially increased and re-focused its product range in Aldi.

Mr Riccomini said the company was on the brink of achieving British Retail Consortium accreditation, which will allow it to tender for a much wider range of contracts and facilitate expansion into the wider UK market.

Under its re-branding plans, it will retain the Aldomak name, but introduce new brands which will open up opportunities outside its traditional Scottish customer base.

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