Turkey Hill, a manufacturer and distributor of branded ice cream and refrigerated drinks, has acquired an ice cream and novelty production facility in Searcy, Ark., from Yarnell Ice Cream, a subsidiary of Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co.
The newly acquired 100,000-square-foot production facility is SQF-certified and manufactures ice cream and frozen novelty products of various sizes and formats. The addition of this facility further expands Turkey Hill’s production capacity, capabilities, and geographic reach.
“The addition of this facility in Arkansas highlights the company’s commitment to geographic expansion,” said Tim Hopkins, CEO of Turkey Hill. “Over the last year, Turkey Hill has experienced strong and growing consumer demand nationwide, and the strategic location of this facility will enable us to serve consumers across the United States for years to come. We look forward to welcoming the employees at the Searcy facility to our Turkey Hill family.”
Concurrent with the transaction, Turkey Hill has entered into a co-manufacturing agreement whereby it will continue to produce ice cream for the Yarnell’s brand, which will be retained by Schulze & Burch Biscuit Co.