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Finnish company producing artisan ice cream with alcohol content is looking for distributors in European and Japanese markets

Country of origin:
Country: 
FINLAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOFI20211021001
Published
03/11/2021
Last update
15/11/2021
Expiration date
16/11/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Wine and liquors
Other Consumer Related (not elsewhere classified)
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Summary

Summary: 
The Finnish artisan ice cream company producing unique alcohol ice cream made from fresh Finnish ingredients is looking for distributors in European (especially Poland, UK and Spain) and Japanese markets.

Description

Description: 

The Finnish artisan ice cream company was established in 2016 with the idea of something quite unique in the market: ice cream with alcohol content. The idea came true in 2018, when Finnish Alcohol Act has changed and producing alcohol ice cream has become legal.

The emphasis is not only on the flavors of the liqueurs from Finnish breweries but also the quality of fresh locally sourced ingredients: milk and cream. The investment in the quality shows in the pure and rich taste.

The product is available in four flavors, honey rum, whisky coffee, licorice and sweet pears. The product doesn't contain any additives or preservatives and is lactose and gluten free. It is packed in 120 ml cups for the retail and in 5 l tubs for the restaurant use. Cocktail recipes using the ice cream is also available.

Today the factory's maximum production capacity of 120 ml cup/flavor/4 weeks is 100,000, 5 l tubs/flavor/4weeks is 4000. The production is in Finland to ensure the quality of the raw material.

The product is currently sold in Finnish retail shops, cafes and restaurants. The company has successfully started its international sales in Estonia.

Now the company is seeking to expand the markets in Europe and Asia, especially Poland, UK, Spain and Japan. The company is looking for partners on a distribution agreement basis.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
One of the very few alcohol ice cream products in Europe Fresh, locally sourced Finnish ingredients Ice cream for adults brand

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
An ideal partner is: European partner: - A partner that has possiblílity of cold warehousing and established cold chain distribution channels. - A partner that has linkage to wholesalers or retailers that handles frozen food - A partner that supplies to hotel, restaurant or cafe chain Japanese partner: In addition to the points mentioned in the European partner, - A partner that has alcohol import license - Has ability to deal with regulations concerning the import of alcohol ice cream

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
Denmark, Japan, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

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5l tub for restaurant use