Maine-made Gifford's Ice Cream Racks Up New Restaurant And University Accounts In Connecticut And New Hampshire

Gifford's Ice Cream (www.giffordsicecream.com), the family-owned and
-operated ice cream manufacturer in Skowhegan, Maine, today announced that it has been picked up by several prominent locations in CT and NH, including the University of Connecticut (UConn) and the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion concert facility in Gilford, NH.

Gifford's Ice Cream was recently added to the official meal plan at UConn, and now will be offered to nearly 30,000 student diners on campus. Also, in addition to now being featured at NH's Meadowbrook concert facility, Gifford's will be served at The Pines Seafood House in Raymond, NH; the Tamarack Restaurant Drive In located in Laconia, NH's lakes region; and, at Mel's, an entertainment complex located in Litchfield, NH.

The new CT and NH accounts add to the ice cream company's other account gains made this year throughout the northeast. Recently added high-profile locations serving Gifford's Ice Cream include the United Nations, Lord & Taylor, Columbia University, and Bloomingdale's.

According to Lindsay Gifford, vice president of sales with Gifford's Ice Cream, the volume of new customers underscores the family's longtime commitment to quality product and value.

"The Gifford's team is dedicated to producing the best ice cream in traditional and innovative flavors," Gifford explained. "Our being able to attract venues like UConn and New Hampshire's Meadowbrook Pavilion tells us that we're meeting our goal of producing high-quality ice cream, and that's incredibly rewarding to all of us."

The multi-generational family company has its roots in small-town Maine, but the company continues to achieve growth and popularity at restaurants and ice cream stands throughout the entire northeast. Gifford's is available in northern New England at Hannaford locations, Shaw's Supermarkets, and Roche Bros. locations, and also is offered in a growing number of family-owned supermarkets throughout greater Boston and southern New England. Further, several hundred ice cream stands throughout New England, New York, and New Jersey are serving the premium ice cream to enthusiastic customer feedback.

"We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the owners and operators of small and family-owned businesses throughout New England," Gifford emphasized. "They've been critical to our success from the start, and we never forget that businesses like these draw a steady and strong customer base. They're a very important part of the Gifford's family."

Special Batch Flavors from Gifford's Ice Cream:

In related business news, Gifford's Ice Cream also has announced its summer 2009 Special Batch flavors, "Orange Pineapple" and "German Chocolate Cake." The seasonal favorites, expected to hit shelves by July, will be available throughout New England while supplies last.

Orange Pineapple, an all-natural ice cream flavored with refreshing pineapple juice and chunks of orange pineapple, will be featured at stands and in retail locations. German Chocolate Cake, a rich chocolate ice cream with chocolate cake crunch and a caramel coconut ripple, will be available in retail locations. Additionally, fans of "Butter Almond," a Special Batch flavor from this spring, have a little more time to savor their favorite: a limited release of Butter Almond will be available in July at Gifford's five family-owned stands in Maine (307 Madison Avenue in Skowhegan, 293 Main Street in Farmington, 1109 Broadway in Bangor, 170 Silver Street in Waterville, and 910 Minot Avenue in Auburn).

Gifford's Ice Cream's flavors continue to earn regional, national, and international wins,

Contact: 

Jen Beltz
Front Burner PR
Portland, Maine
Ph: 207.699.5502
jen@frontburnerpr.com