Ninety percent of U.S. households regularly indulge in a sweet, frozen treat. The most popular is ice cream. In any given two-week period, according to research by NPD Group, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream. There are about 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and similar desserts produced in the United States every year with June being the month that the most ice cream is produced. Ice cream is sweet, literally, but it’s not everyone’s fav.
Other popular frozen sweet treats are frozen yogurt and gelato. Frozen yogurt has become more popular. At the end of 2013, there were an estimated 2,582 frozen yogurt stores. According to Quora, there are less than 850 gelato shops in the U.S. but still, gelato remains a fast-growing dessert.
Getting People to “Like” You
From the double-tap on Instagram to the hashtag on twitter, business and consumers all over the world are interacting with food, about food. It’s not uncommon to see a flash in a restaurant, aside the food truck or in the ice cream shop. People not only enjoy eating good food, but they love to share it.
People are snapping more and more photos of their foods to share on online through social media. Think of it as an advertisement. With that said, consider ice cream, gelato or yogurt cups with your logo printed on them in unique prints to make an impact in-store and online.
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With so many sweet treat options, how do you appeal to consumers and keep them coming back? In addition to signage, location and other overhead necessities, you’ll need supplies that leave a lasting impression. Supplies for frozen treats range from gelato cups and spoons, yogurt cups, to custom dessert supplies.
If you own a dessert shop, or you’re new to the industry, consider unique dessert supplies that reflect your brand and set you apart from the competition. You can’t have cow print ice cream cups, camouflage straws or retro striped yogurt cups. Whatever you decide, be sure to consider how your product will look when posted online.
Custom ice cream and yogurt cups can turn a frozen dessert into a special, memorable treat. With customizable options, you can add a personal touch to sweet treats with custom cups and colored spoons to match.