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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).

Guide to open a gelato shop
Guide to open a gelato shop

The hand-made gelato market is very competitive, and if you’re going to make a name for yourself, you will need not only a good high-quality product, but you’ll need to innovate, surprise the customer, and offer a variety of products.  

Interviews
Sweet Poland: from a bakery to one of the most interesting success stories in food retail
Sweet Poland: from a bakery to one of the most interesting success stories in food retail

We met with Adam Sowa, chairman of Cukiernia Sowa, during the Gelato World Cup at SIGEP. With over 600 employees and the region’s leading chain of cafés, bakeries and pastry shops, his firm is a prime example of how craftsmanship and an entrepreneurial spirit can go hand in hand and how a small bakery can become one of Poland’s largest corporations.

Focus on
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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Opening a gelato shop in the US

Most Americans love Italian food: coffee, pizza, pasta and, more and more in the last years, gelato, a frozen dessert very popular in Italy and all over the world, thanks to its taste and its lightness. 

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Events
Exhibitions dedicated to food and Italian gelato
Exhibitions dedicated to food and Italian gelato

All over the world there are several exhibitions dedicated to Italian gelato and, more in general, to food. If you want to open a gelato shop. See the best suppliers of ingredients and equipment, or you want to check the latest trends It might be worth a visit.

Training resources
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.