UK-based ice-cream maker R&R Ice Cream is aiming to double the size of its business over the next five years, its chief executive has told just-food.

In an exclusive interview, James Lambert said R&R, which has operations in the UK, France, Germany and Poland, is set to generate sales "approaching EUR500m (US$655.5m)" in 2010 and is targeting rapid growth in the first half of the decade.

"If we continue what we are doing, the business will double in the next five years, if not more than that," Lambert said.

R&R, which bought French ice-cream maker Rolland earlier this year, is planning to make further acquisitions in 2011 as Europe's ice-cream sector consolidates.

To read more of just-food's interview with the R&R chief, click here.