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for both gelato makers and gelato lovers

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Open a gelato shop
Open a gelato shop in Russia
Open a gelato shop in Russia

Russian gelato market continues to present an important growth opportunity.

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
Italian gelato booms: over 100,000 gelato parlours open around the world
20 June 2017 Italian gelato booms: over 100,000 gelato parlours open around the world

Global turnover in the sector reached €15 billion in 2016, €9 billion of which in Europe alone. Strong growth in South East Asia, led by China, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia. Italy is the world leader in the industry. 

The official Programme of GastroPan 2017
26 January 2017 The official Programme of GastroPan 2017

All three days of the event will offer dynamic programmes: presentations of various technologies, workshops and tastings organized by the exhibitors at their booths, as well as competitions and demo shows.

GastroPan 2017 exhibition – the engine of bakery, confectionery and hospitality businesses
26 January 2017 GastroPan 2017 exhibition – the engine of bakery, confectionery and hospitality businesses

Only few days are left until the beginning of the most awaited event of 2017 – GastroPan international exhibition for the bakery, pastry, confectionery, hospitality, chocolate, ice-cream and coffee industries. 

The Bread and the Cake of the Year 2017 will be awarded at GastroPan exhibition in March
26 January 2017 The Bread and the Cake of the Year 2017 will be awarded at GastroPan exhibition in March

The best artisan and industrial breads will be awarded.

The economic data of the key markets involved in Sigep and A.B.Tech
26 January 2017 The economic data of the key markets involved in Sigep and A.B.Tech

Artisan Gelato: consumption is rising in Italy and worldwide.

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.

From Milan to the States with a dream: to open the best ice cream in the west of Italy
From Milan to the States with a dream: to open the best ice cream in the west of Italy

When Maria Grazia Zanardi and Donato Giovine moved across the pond from Milan, they had an ambitious dream – to open the best gelateria west of Italy, and they chose Portland. 

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.