Are You Ready for Ice Cream Even on the Coldest Day of the Year?

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The weekend weather was almost enough to make you change the plans for the birthday party. Although it was 71 degrees just before noon on Saturday, it was 20 degrees cooler two hours later. By Sunday, the day of the party, as the cold front made its way to North Texas, the temperatures dropped by another 50 degrees. North Texan residents are certainly not accustomed to single digit temperatures and you briefly considered rethinking the frozen yogurt and ice cream themed station for your daughter’s 13th birthday party.
Knowing, however, that most people still love ice cream and considering the fact that your daughter had painstakingly planned everything from the color of the frozen yogurt spoons to the other adorable frozen yogurt and ice cream party supplies, you decided to stay the course. You would not, obviously, be setting up the frozen yogurt spoons and matching ice cream cups outside as you had planned. Instead, all of the food, craft, and activity stations would be indoors.

  • In any given two-week period, 40% of Americans will eat ice cream, according to research by the NPD Group, one of the largest market research groups. How about you? Did you have ice cream over the weekend? Did you change your ice cream eating plans when you found out the temperatures were dropping?
  • Can you, without hesitation, name your top three ice cream flavors? Given that the average American will consume ice cream 28.5 times this year, it is likely that you are able to select your favorite flavor choice even from a long list of frozen treats.
  • Everything can match if you open a frozen yogurt or ice cream parlor. The unique look of different frozen treat locations is often the result of a carefully planned and selected list of items, including frozen yogurt spoons and other supplies.
  • Customers around the globe often search out the most talked about ice cream stores when the travel. From gelato in Europe to unique flavors in frozen yogurt locations in America, many vacationers make sampling their favorite frozen treat no matter where they travel. Getting to taste the local spin on flavors is a travel must for many people.
  • Research indicates that nearly 9% of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream. For this reason, the ice cream market plays a crucial role in today’s food and drink industry. From local brands that eventually go global, to national chains that can be found in every grocery store, ice cream or other frozen treats are found in many grocery store carts as they are checked out.
  • Estimates indicate that there were as many as 2,582 frozen yogurt stores in the U.S. by the end of the year 2013. A an affordable dessert, the ice cream and frozen yogurt industry seems to be able to hold its own throughout the best and worst of times in the economy.
  • Asking customers if they want to use one of the frozen yogurt spoons to taste a sample is s far more effective up selling method than most food establishments use. Being able to let the potential customer sample the product, is a great marketing strategy that not only promotes the current purchase. It also promotes future purchases as well. When a customer falls in love with two or three flavors, the chance of them returning in significantly increased.
  • Make mine a double scoop! Ice cream is the one product that customers get complete control of their end result. When, for instance, a diner orders a side of green beans with his steak, that customer may never really knows how pick the portion will be. In an ice cream store, however, the portion sizes are easy to see. whether the ice cream is served in a cup or in cone, the scoop sizes are fairly easy to demonstrate.

Whether you are facing a week of extremely low or extremely high temperatures, chances are you are still going to be a fan of either ice cream or frozen yogurt. Paired with toppings of your choice, in fact, ice cream can make hot days feel cooler and cold days more tasty!

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