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Huntly's Rizza's ice cream licks opposition to win prestigious listing in Scotmid stores across Scotland


By Pat Scott

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Rizza’s award-winning Double Dairy Gold ice cream is available in Scotmid stores across the country after being crowned a Scotmid Scottish Favourite.

Rizza's directors, Donald, left and Philip Morrison with their Rizza's ice cream which is being listed in Scotmid stores.
Rizza's directors, Donald, left and Philip Morrison with their Rizza's ice cream which is being listed in Scotmid stores.

Rizza’s is one of five Scottish businesses to win the Scotmid Scottish Favourites competition, with the prize giving the ice cream prominent shelf space in selected Scotmid stores.

The competition was launched by the retailer to champion local producers and further demonstrates Scotmid’s commitment to Scottish sourcing.

Founded in 1914 by James and Domenico Rizza, Rizza’s products are inspired by the founders’ Italian heritage, combined with a Scottish twist – the milk and cream to develop their ice cream are sourced within a 15-mile radius of Rizza’s Huntly factory.

Rizza's ice cream factory in Huntly. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Rizza's ice cream factory in Huntly. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

Rizza’s Double Dairy Gold ice cream has previously been recognised with a 3-star Great Taste Award and won honourable awards, such as the Ice Cream Alliance Gold status.

Donald Morrison, Director at James Rizza & Sons, said: “Winning the competition offers both new and old customers the perfect opportunity to purchase our luxury product in take-home format from their local Scotmid store. We are thrilled that more people will have the chance to try our authentic Italian ice cream – a product we have worked hard to develop with locally sourced ingredients.

“We can’t wait to see Scotmid customers tuck into our ice cream as the days get hotter!”

Kirsty Carnegy, head of local sourcing at Scotmid, said: “We are always looking for new ways to diversify and grow our Scottish product portfolio, it is really exciting to work with a brand that has such a strong heritage.

“A massive congratulations to Rizza’s!”

The promotional listing runs for four weeks and will be available in 58 stores in Scotland.


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