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Open a gelato shop
A Guide to Opening a Gelato Shop
A Guide to Opening a Gelato Shop

Have you decided to open a hand-made gelato shop or a gelato café?

Manage gelato shop
Investments, costs and revenues in opening a gelato shop: preparing a budget  and the investments’ plan

To open an Italian gelato shop (or gelateria), it is first necessary to gather a great deal of information and to make a number of important decisions. 

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italian gelato

Aiipa - Gruppo Prodotti per Gelato is the association that brings together 22 of the 80 producers of semi-finished ingredients for gelato operating in Italy, responsible for producing no less than 80% of the entire turnover of the sector (about 450 million euros, and steadily growing).

Gelato news
How much does opening up a gelato parlour cost?
18 April 2016 How much does opening up a gelato parlour cost?

Economic downturns often serve as a stimulus to look for new business opportunities and, in recent years,  the italian gelato sector has been one of the few market “oases”, also because it has remained buoyant, continuing to grow and develop in Italy and in the rest of the world. 

SIGEP, THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT EXPO FOR THE ARTISAN GELATO CHAIN, HAS DECIDED TO MAKE “SIMPLY GELATO” GO VIRAL
18 April 2016 SIGEP, THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT EXPO FOR THE ARTISAN GELATO CHAIN, HAS DECIDED TO MAKE “SIMPLY GELATO” GO VIRAL

Translating the word “gelato”? There are words that identify with absolute clarity not only what they describe, but also what they represent, so are therefore untranslatable.

Assessment of GastroPan 2016: the biggest bakery, confectionery and gastronomy exhibition in Romania
18 April 2016 Assessment of GastroPan 2016: the biggest bakery, confectionery and gastronomy exhibition in Romania

The 8th edition of GastroPan, which took place at Târgu Mureş between 7-9th of April 2016, was a huge success. 

GastroPan weekend begins: the biggest gastronomic event of the year!
4 April 2016 GastroPan weekend begins: the biggest gastronomic event of the year!

The greatest Romanian eventexhibiting the latest innovations from the field of bakery, confectionery and gastronomy will take place between 7-9th of April2016 at President Exhibition Center, in Targu Mures, Romania.

GastroPan Trade Fair - Romania
4 April 2016 GastroPan Trade Fair - Romania

What Programs will the Baking and Food Service Specialists Enjoy at GastroPan Trade Fair - Romania

Training Resources and Courses
Training & Professional Development
Training & Professional Development

The raw materials, ingredient and recipes needed to produce a great hand-made gelato, together with ideas and suggestions on how to open and manage a gelato shop, as well as marketing and communication concepts to help establish an excellent relationship with one’s clientele. These are just some of the many factors which a perfect gelato-maker needs to get right. 

Advices
The importance of training for a gelato-maker
The importance of training for a gelato-maker

Hand-made gelato is particularly complex even compared to industrial gelato. Its storage and point-of-sale temperatures, its creamy texture and spreadability and its conservation make handmade gelato both more unstable and more prone to melting and destructuring in the short term.

The display case as a calling card for your gelato business
The display case as a calling card for your gelato business

Though often overlooked, the display case in a gelato parlour is the perfect showcase for attracting the attention of passers-by and acquiring new customers.

Find your flavour: find your customer
Find your flavour: find your customer

What values do you want to share with your customers? How are your product and service perceived? Understanding that will help you position yourself properly in your market and help improve your business.

Vegan gelato, the new trend of Italian gelato-making.
Vegan gelato, the new trend of Italian gelato-making.

The last SIGEP, the International Homemade Gelato, Pastry, and Bakery Fair, in Rimini, saw a trend among all of the major companies in the industry to offer products – and in some cases an entire product line – for vegans. 

Health and wholesomeness italian artisan gelato is served
Health and wholesomeness italian artisan gelato is served

At SIGEP 2016, events and meetings for highlighting products and networking, on the properties and  nutritional qualities of this extraordinary Italian-made product.