|Posted by Lilly on May 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
(Rita's Italian Ice storefront)
As the Italian Ice season switches into high gear along with rising temps, you may begin seeing some new faces in the competition for frozen desserts.
SmallBizTrends.com reports that there are new players in the hot mar...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on November 12, 2017 at 4:55 PM||comments (1)|
Hello, fellow Icers! It has been a seriously long time since I posted on this blog, and I just wanted you all to know... I'm still alive!
Now, in case any of you were wondering what was going on (and it's so okay if you weren't), let me share a quick update about me and my business.
About the time I wrote my last blog post, a whol...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on November 1, 2016 at 6:30 AM||comments (1)|
|Posted by Lilly on October 22, 2016 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Custom Italian Ice Kiosk Using Coolers
Welcome to Part 2 of "A Cooler World", where we discuss selling Italian Ice in a unique and more affordable way, by using coolers rather than a cart, trailer or truck. In Part 1, I introduced the idea, which I can't take credit for, when I stumbled onto the country's bigge...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on October 17, 2016 at 3:55 PM||comments (4)|
Rita's Serving Italian Ice at Baseball Field
On this site, it's common knowledge that I don't always do things traditionally. I like to experiment - new products, new methods, new ideas. In one instance, I stumbled onto a different and much cheaper and effective method for selling Italian Ic...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on March 17, 2016 at 4:40 PM||comments (8)|
If you're one of the uninitiated, you're going to love this! Every year Rita's, our biggest competitor, offers everyone a free small cup of their famous Italian ice on the First Day of Spring. This year that falls on Sunday, March 20th. It's a YUUUUGE event here in the Northeast! I'm talking long, long lines, no matter the outside temperature! ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on November 8, 2015 at 8:55 AM||comments (3)|
It's that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the temps are dropping (at least for many of us), and all that falling and dropping has caused the same to happen to my Italian Ice sales. The end of my season is when I feel a strange bittersweet emotion. I get sad seeing lots of great outdoor Halloween and Fall type events in the area that I can't be a part of because it's just too cold for Italian Ice. I hate the drop in income. And I miss the liveliness of...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on October 22, 2015 at 11:05 AM||comments (5)|
(myth fact graphic)
It seems we all start this Italian Ice business with an idea and a vision. The videos and photos we first see online shape what we believe the business will be like for us. And I'd love to see the numbers on how many of us got our first glimpse of the Italian Ice vendor's ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on October 14, 2015 at 1:55 PM||comments (1)|
I've talked with a number of Italian Ice and mobile food vendors in my past few years in business, and one thing is clear... competition in all categories of street food is growing. Gone are the days of being the only ice slinger in town. If you currently are alone in your neck of the woods, keep looking...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Lilly on October 29, 2014 at 7:25 AM||comments (8)|
If there's one draw to the business of Italian Ice, it's the fast, somewhat easy cash you can make day to day. But if you think you're the only one drawn to that, think again.
On more than a few occasions, I've felt that I needed to be on high alert as to my surroundings when selling Italian Ice. But trut...Read Full Post »