What could be better than an ice cream on a hot summer’s day? Ice cream is big business in the UK, and the sector is thriving – with sales topping £1 billion again in 2016.
At Big Coffee, we’ve been converting beautiful, handcrafted ice cream carts for more than a decade, and if you’re looking for a new mobile food business for 2017, ice cream is a fantastic option.
This month, we take a look at why ice cream is the perfect, profitable mobile business for 2017.
Sweet profits in a flourishing sector!
Despite the best efforts of healthy eating campaigners, the ice cream sector continues to flourish. Demand is consistently high year on year, and ice cream remains the number one affordable treat for families in the UK.
In comparison with many mobile food opportunities, profit margins on ice cream are excellent, and there’s minimum waste. During the warm summer months, the product really does sell itself. You don’t need any special skills to operate the equipment, and you can start making money straight away.
With the right branding, an eye-catching handcrafted ice cream cart and a good pitch, it’s possible to make hundreds, or even thousands of pounds in clear profit in a single day’s trading.
One of the key benefits of a mobile ice cream business or ice cream van is the versatility. When the sun is shining, there are opportunities to make money everywhere, including:
- Tourist attractions
- The seaside
- Corporate events
- Food markets
Licenses for street trading are affordable and with the right handcrafted ice cream cart, you can go pretty much anywhere, and start trading straight away.
Ice cream is really versatile – and there’s real opportunity for operators to carve a unique niche. There are ice cream products suitable for a massive range of different markets and demographics.
Whether you want to go after the family market with traditional, recognisable brands, or target the premium end with a locally-sourced, artisan gelato in weird and wonderful flavours, you can achieve your business goals with ice cream.
You could even offer a healthy ice lolly product, made with real fruit and natural sweeteners, designed to appeal to the healthy living crowd. When it comes to building an ice cream brand, you are only limited by your imagination.
A unique ice cream van from Big Coffee
There’s nothing wrong with a traditional ice cream van – but if you want to command attention and set yourself apart from the competition, then a unique, handcrafted ice cream cart from The Big Coffee is the way to go.
Mobile food is moving upmarket, and having a unique, handcrafted vehicle is one of the best ways to stand out from traditional ice cream outlets. At The Big Coffee, we specialise in converting the Piaggio Ape, but have experience in converting a huge range of vehicles.
Whatever your requirements and budget, we can transform virtually any vehicle into a chilled out money making machine – guaranteed to attract the right kind of attention from potential customers.
Launch your Ice Cream Empire with The Big Coffee
Summer 2017 is approaching fast, and there’s never been a better time to invest in an ice cream van or cart for the year ahead.
At The Big Coffee, we will help you turn your mobile business dreams into a profitable reality. From providing you with a superb, handcrafted ice cream cart packed with high quality equipment, to supporting you with your business plan and providing you with the right skills and advice, we’re here to help you launch your business empire.
For further information, call our friendly team of experts today on 01482 655020.