Aberdeenshire's James Rizza & Sons scoops new Asda deal

A family-run Aberdeenshire ice cream firm is to create more jobs after “scooping” a new supply deal with Asda to stock two of its lines in the retailer’s Scottish stores.

James Rizza & Sons aims to grow staff on the back of the new listing. Picture: Simon Price.

James Rizza & Sons will see its new double salted caramel and raspberry and white chocolate chip products join its Double Dairy Gold ice-cream, which Asda has listed since 2002.

“Rizzas was established in Huntly in 1914 and we are a fourth-generation family run ice-cream manufacturer,” said director Donald Morrison.

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Craig Paterson (left), general store manager at Asda Inverness, with Donald Morrison from Rizza's Ice Cream in Huntly. Picture: Simon Price.

"At Rizza’s we really value the wealth of high quality and delicious ingredients we have in Scotland... we’re thrilled to secure these additional listings to end 2019 on a high.”

Heather Turnbull of Asda Scotland Local said: “We have excellent working relationships with some of the best suppliers and growers across Scotland – and James Rizza & Sons is a perfect example of this. It’s fantastic to have the promise of great-tasting locally sourced ice-cream on shelves for our customers to enjoy.”