Richardson's Ice Cream Resumes Production After Sugar Supply Issues

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MIDDLETON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A famous local ice cream maker is now back making its frozen treats after a supply issue forced it shut down briefly.

Richardson's Ice Cream had to stop all production of its Ice Cream products for several days after a shipment from its sugar supplier fell through a few weeks ago, according to a company spokesperson. The company has since received its shipment of all of its necessary ice cream ingredients and has started production again.

However, in the brief time production was shut down, the company was forced to miss several wholesale orders from the ice cream stores it sells to. The missed shipment came at a time when many of the stories Richardson's supplies had just placed their orders for the start of the season.

Without sugar to make new ice cream, Richardson's ran low on its supply of several flavors and was unable to ship orders to some of its buyers "the full variety and quantity of products they required."

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Now that the company has received its latest shipment of sugar, Richardson's spokesperson Ned Bolth said in a statement the company is ready to help supply the orders it missed.

"We are working hard to replenish our stock so that we can serve all our customers as usual in the coming days," Bolth wrote. "We are not there yet, but will do all in our power to get there as soon as possible."

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