Turkey Hill, the US ice-cream business that got new owners earlier this year, has outlined plans to expand.

The company, sold by US retail giant Kroger to private-equity firm Peak Rock Capital this spring, said it was facing “increasing consumer demand”.

A spokesperson said: “Turkey Hill’s sales have grown for 15-plus consecutive years and we are excited by the future growth prospects of the company, which include new product innovations as well as geographic market and distribution expansion.”

Pennsylvania-based Turkey Hill said in a statement it wants to “bolster” its manufacturing operations.

The spokesperson added: “The expansion plan will grow capacity in both ice cream and refrigerated drinks. Select projects will include upgrades to existing production lines as well as new equipment installation at the existing Conestoga facility.”

The new equipment will be installed “over the next several months”, the spokesperson said: “Both ice cream and refrigerated drinks will benefit from this capacity expansion.”