Slower start for Mackie’s following record year
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Mackie’s, the ice cream manufacturer and retailer, has seen a slower start to the current financial year with a 14% dip in sales, following the previous year’s record turnover.
The hot summer of 2018 was a major factor in a 20% surge in revenue to £16.7 million for the year to the end of May 2019. Operating profits rose by just under 60% to £2.12m.
Total sales were also boosted by the growing popularity of its first dedicated ice cream parlour in Aberdeen’s Marischal Square development, and by the sale of a property.
However, the current financial year from 1 June 2019 has begun more slowly with the summer of 2019 unable to match the soaring temperatures of the previous year.
“Sales of ice cream and chocolate are around 14% lower than the previous year, but we are expecting exports to new markets to make up some of that shortfall,” said the company in its latest accounts.