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Italian gelato chains continue to grow, both in Italy and elsewhere
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Italian gelato chains continue to grow, both in Italy and elsewhere

Italian gelato chains have 7.5% more points of sale than at this time last year. Foreign sales make up 25.4% – up from 25.2% the previous year – with growth in Spain and United States offset by a slowdown in China and Greece.  Their 1585 points of sale can now be found in 62 countries, up from 58 in the 2019 survey.

In Italy and around the world: hand-crafted gelato as a symbol of hope
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In Italy and around the world: hand-crafted gelato as a symbol of hope

Created by the commitment and spirit of collaboration on the part of leading stakeholders in the system (UIF and SIGEP), the Il gelato artigianale website has been in close touch with gelato-makers, enterprises, trade fairs, bars, restaurants, pastry shops, etc. throughout this Covid-19 (Coronavirus) lockdown. As you wait to get back to business, do not lose heart! You have to resist and make the most of this precious time: a time to concentrate on research, to create new flavours, to learn the techniques of the master gelato-makers, to understand what other products to offer in your gelato shop or bar, to weigh up whether and how to include gelato in your product range.

The secret to a good hand-crafted gelato – characteristics and preparation methods
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The secret to a good hand-crafted gelato – characteristics and preparation methods

The increasing popularity of hand-made gelato in Italy shows just how much Italians spend on and appreciate genuine, quality products as opposed to industrial ones, manufactured on a large scale.

Opening a gelato parlour in Russia
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Opening a gelato parlour in Russia

Introducing deliciously genuine Italian gelato into the Russian Federation is an ambitious yet promising project, especially in regions where gourmet Italian gelato is not yet as widespread as industrial ice cream/gelato, such as in Blagoveshchensk, a city on the border with China. So how do you start up a gelato parlour on Russian soil? To find out, please read the mini guide below which contains everything you need to know about opening a gelato parlour in Russia, one of the most sought after, relatively cheap and uncharted areas to start up a business of this kind because hand-made gelato is almost non-existent there, even though Russians love it. In fact, every year, Russian consumers eat an average of 7 kg of gelato, with almost 60% of Russians eating it regularly despite the cold outside.

How to open a gelato shop in Ireland
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How to open a gelato shop in Ireland

Thinking of dropping everything and Opening a gelato parlour in Ireland? Plenty of people are enthusiastically exporting Italian design to other countries, and it’s no surprise that Ireland, a country of such charm and love for nature, with a rich history that has remained intact for centuries, is a favourite destination. Taking the gelato business over to Ireland could be an economically viable idea. Italy is the home of hand-crafted gelato, and foreign markets can be a great opportunity, given the appeal of Italian products throughout the world.

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