Hawaii ice cream company facing potential thaw in business
HONOLULU - While a taste for its flavors may continue, a Hawaii ice cream company is facing a serious decrease in business after a partner firm declared bankruptcy.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Dave’s Ice Cream Inc. may reduce its supply after last month’s bankruptcy of national food and beverage firm Dean Foods.
Owner Dave Leong says it sells around 15,000 gallons of ice cream to Hawaii restaurants through a wholesale arrangement with Dean Foods subsidiary Meadow Gold Dairies-Hawaii.
Leong says Meadow Gold plans to import ice cream from a Utah plant. That will cut his sales by more than $1 million annually.
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