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Bidcorp UK acquires ice cream manufacturer Northern Bloc

Bidcorp UK has acquired Northern Bloc, an ice cream manufacturer that supplies products to Booths, the National Trust, and Wagamama.

Founded in 2014, Northern Bloc Ice Cream Ltd provides a variety of products, including vegan and custom ice creams in numerous flavors. The company also offers a low-sugar ice cream range for children and a special ice cream for dogs, in partnership with the Dogs Trust.

Northern Bloc will become part of Bidcorp UK's network of manufacturing businesses, which includes Simply Food Solutions and Yarde Farm, while continuing to operate under its well-established name.

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.'

Dirk Mischendahl, managing director at Northern Bloc, said: '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.'