Are you a wholesaler or owner of a grocery store who happens to be in the market for ice cream and frozen yogurt shop supplies? Perhaps you are an entrepreneur looking for your new ice cream or yogurt venture. If so then you are probably aware of the incredible popularity that frozen yogurt has had over the past 5 or 6 years. It seems as though everywhere you look a new shop is popping up somewhere. Here are a few things to know about the shop supplies you’re looking for:
1. Cups – At the end of 2013, there were over 2500 frozen yogurt stores in the United States alone, and that number has only grown since then. To make sure that your shop stands out in the crowd make sure that you have one of a kind custom frozen yogurt cups. Sure, this may seem like a trivial decision to make, but you’d be surprised at what customers remember about their ice cream or fro yo experience. For instance, many consumers are environmentally conscious so if you offer them a biodegradable cup there’s a high likelihood that they will notice and appreciate your efforts.
2. Cones – What’s the only thing that can make frozen yogurt or ice cream even tastier? A delicious cone of course! Many boutique shops today are making their cones in house, but you still need shop supplies to do that. Make sure you get the type of mix, molds, and presses that you want to make the perfect crispy cone for your patrons. This year the average American will eat ice cream nearly 30 times; will they be consuming it on your cone creations?
3. Spoons – Another often overlooked detail in frozen yogurt or ice cream shops is the spoon. Similar to cups, the spoon you use for your patrons will leave a lasting impression. Maybe you will outfit your shop with colorful spoons, or perhaps you’ll reach out of the box and have spoons that change color when they touch something cold. Don’t forget to put some time into considering which spoon best suits your shop.
Statistics show that nearly all (90%) US households regularly indulge in a frozen sweet treat. Whether you are a wholesaler, grocery store owner, or an entrepreneur looking to break into the fro yo world, don’t forget to focus on your shop supplies. You’ll be glad you did!