2018 Good Stuff Report
April 18th, 2018
Perry’s Ice Cream Celebrates 100th Year with Release of Limited-Edition Retro Flavors
March 20th, 2018
Akron, N.Y. – March 21, 2018 – Perry’s Ice Cream, a fourth generation, family-owned ice cream company headquartered in Buffalo, New York, is celebrating their 100-year anniversary with the release of four limited-edition retro flavors including Parkerhouse, Heavenly Hash, Butterscotch Sundae and Malt Shoppe.
“For 100 years our family has embraced H. Morton Perry’s founding philosophy to ‘make sure you put in enough of the good stuff’ each and every day,” said Gayle Perry Denning, VP of Corporate Sustainability and Strategic Branding.
“The good stuff is about more than what we put into our ice cream – it’s about the moments we are thankful to have been a part of. This milestone will be filled with celebration for those moments, from honoring our community to special events and bringing back some of our favorite flavors from the recipe vault,” added Denning.
All premium ice cream flavors are available in retro themed 1.50-quart packages and include the following:
· Parkerhouse (circa 1950s) – Amaretto ice cream with maraschino cherries
· Heavenly Hash (circa 1970s) – Chocolate and marshmallow swirled ice cream with swiss chips and roasted almonds
· Butterscotch Sundae (circa 1980s) – Butterscotch ice cream with salty butterscotch swirls and roasted peanuts
· Malt Shoppe (circa 1990s) – Malted vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips
To determine the four retro flavors, the Perry family and their product development team selected classic favorites from past decades.
In addition to the release of the retro flavors this spring, Perry’s is honoring their centennial with an ice cream party for Akron Central School, their first ice cream customer. In the coming months, Perry’s will also offer special promotions, and the release of a special-edition “The Good Stuff” flavor in scoop shops, which consists of yellow cake ice cream with strawberry swirls and panda paw cups filled with strawberry cream.
Limited-edition retro flavors are available for purchase at Dash’s Market, Shurfine, Tops Friendly Markets, Wegmans, and stores throughout Western New York, Pennsylvania and the greater Virginia/Maryland region (exclusively at Wegmans locations). The retro flavors are also available for purchase online. Select Perry’s Ice Cream scoop shops will carry Parkerhouse and Heavenly Hash.
“Let’s Dough Buffalo!™” Brings New Flavor to Sabres 2017-18 Season
October 9th, 2017
Akron, N.Y. – Oct. 9, 2017 – Perry’s Ice Cream, a fourth generation, family-owned ice cream company headquartered in Buffalo, New York, has teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres to officially launch Let’s Dough Buffalo!™, a new premium ice cream flavor honoring the team’s loyal fans.
Let’s Dough Buffalo!™ is a cookie hat trick made up of cookie dough ice cream with crushed cookie swirls and cookie dough pieces. The 1.50-quart package features the loyal fans who stand by Buffalo’s hockey town, along with a special “Letter to the Sabres Nation.”
“As proud Buffalonians, we’re thrilled to kick off this year’s Sabres season with a new collaboration, flavor and charity partner – truly that’s another ‘hat trick’,” said Robert Denning, president and CEO of Perry’s Ice Cream.
Perry’s has a longstanding relationship with the Buffalo Sabres, dating back 35 years to the early 1980s with the launch of Sabre Sundae. In 2006, Perry’s introduced Buffalo Sabres Top Shelf Sundae. Let’s Dough Buffalo!™ is the third Sabres flavor to be introduced to the lineup.
“Once again, our partners at Perry’s Ice Cream have created a product that will give Buffalo sports fans a new way to celebrate their team,” said Erica Muhleman, Pegula Sports and Entertainment’s executive vice president of business development. “Let’s Dough Buffalo!™ is a great new flavor that Sabres fans will enjoy when visiting KeyBank Center and in the comfort of their own homes. Perry’s Ice Cream has been heavily connected to our community for nearly 100 years, and that connection continues to grow every year.”
With every purchase of Let’s Dough Buffalo!™, Perry’s will donate a “Buffalo nickel” to the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, to support community organizations.
This month, Perry’s directed proceeds from the sales of its previous Sabres flavor, Top Shelf Sundae, to the Resource Council of WNY, Inc.,’s Cook n’ Share program. The program, which launched this week with a $15,000 donation from Perry’s, aims to expose at-risk youth to healthy food options and teach children how to prepare low-cost nutritious meals at home. Since 2008, Perry’s has donated $125,000 to the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
“The Buffalo Sabres Foundation does a tremendous job of identifying and supporting organizations in need throughout Western New York, and we couldn’t be more pleased to see funds from the sales of Let’s Dough Buffalo!™ contribute the new Cook n’ Share program for kids,” added Denning.
“This program will teach children ‘kitchen skills’, including how to plan meals and purchase and prepare healthy foods. These abilities will have both an immediate positive impact on their day- to-day lives and in the long-term by providing possible future career options in the food industry,” noted Brian Perry, executive vice president and chair of Perry’s Ice Cream.
“Back in 1932, the first batch of Perry’s ice cream was made on a kitchen stove using my great-great-grandmother’s recipe for the Akron school. Supporting children in our community is not only near and dear to us, but a fundamental part of our company’s heritage.”
Let’s Dough Buffalo!™ is available for purchase at KeyBank Center, Wegmans, Tops Friendly Markets, Dash’s Market, 7-11 and Perry’s Ice Cream scoop shops throughout Western New York. To find a location near you, use the Perry’s Flavor Finder via perrysicecream.com.
Joel Bearfield Named Director of Manufacturing
June 12th, 2017
Akron, N.Y. – Perry’s Ice Cream, a fourth generation, family owned ice cream company headquartered in Western New York, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Joel Bearfield to director of manufacturing.
Bearfield brings over 34 years of comprehensive experience in food manufacturing to Perry’s. His career spans early years spent at Upstate Farms Cooperatives to general manager at Rich Products in four different states and internationally in South Korea. Bearfield’s most recent roles include, plant manager at Sweetworks Confections and partner/plant manager for Ru’s Pierogi.
In his role as director of manufacturing, Bearfield will be responsible for managing production, sanitation and the packaging center to ensure safe quality foods and cost standards are met for manufactured products. He will also work closely with Perry’s vice president of operations on long-term strategic plans and capital projects.
Bearfield is a graduate of Medaille College with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Bearfield and his fiancé reside in Hamburg, N.Y. His only son Jake Ryan now resides in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to his role at Perry’s, he serves as board chairman for “In HIS Name Outreach”, an organization dedicated to fighting the war on addiction
About Perry’s Ice Cream
Perry’s Ice Cream, founded in 1918 by H. Morton Perry, and headquartered in Western New York, is a family-owned and operated fourth generation ice cream manufacturer with over 350 employees. Perry’s Ice Cream uses fresh milk and cream from local farms to proudly craft and slow-cook its ice cream products for an exceptionally creamy texture and taste thatconsumers have fallen in love with for close to 100 years. For additional information about Perry’s Ice Cream, visit: www.PerrysIceCream.com or @perrysicecream.