Susie Parish and Veronica Janssens, founders of Batch Ice Cream, New Braintree, Mass., sold the company to husband-and-wife team, Dave and Deb LeRiche, effective May 7.
Batch launched nine years ago with a vision of making ice cream with natural ingredients in varieties such as Carmelized Banana & Walnuts, Salted Caramel, Ginger, Mocha Chip, Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, Mexican Chili and Roasted Almonds. These pint-sized products are available throughout a number of locations in New England. But, the new owners announced plans to take the product and the concept even further.
“We are excited about the tremendous potential of Batch Ice Cream,” say Dave, co-owner and president of the firm. “We thank Susie and Veronica for their good work, and for their hospitality and assistance during this transition of ownership. They will always be an important part of the Batch Ice Cream family.”
“The company founders did a great job building the Batch brand. We have such a strong foundation to build upon,” adds Deb.
Dave was most recently vice president, sales at Truco Enterprises, and brings more than three decades’ experience in the foodservice industry. Deb is a registered nurse, certified in perianesthesia and critical care nursing, and works at the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.