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Business Ideas

Meet the Man Behind Arce Dairy Ice Cream

Ariel Arce belongs to the third generation of the famous family of ice cream makers

“For every older person who has the means to buy premium ice cream, if you open their refrigerators, I’m sure you’ll see a can of Arce Dairy. That’s how it has always been,” Ariel Arce, Arce Dairy’s vice president for operations, says. The ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for  | February 23, 2019 08:00:00
News and Events

Pinoy Premium Ice Cream Brand Opens its First-Ever Ice Cream Parlor in Rockwell

Carmen's Best was founded by entrepreneur Paco Magsaysay

It's never too cold for ice cream, especially when we're talking about homegrown gourmet ice cream Carmen's Best. With mall kiosks throughout the Metro, they've made it easier for you to get your hands on their signature flavors like Cereal Milk, He's Not ...

by Henna Yu for  | August 07, 2018 12:00:00
Business Ideas

How a Reluctant Dairy Farmer Grew Carmen’s Best into a Premium Ice Cream Brand

By using only the best ingredients, Paco Magsaysay came up with a dessert even the Pope could not resist

It was a hot day but Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay looked at ease strolling along the pathways of the Real Fresh Dairy Farms located in Bay, Laguna, 74 kilometers south of Manila. Wearing a plain gray polo shirt, jeans and a cowboy hat, ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 14, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Bazaar star: Merry Moo’s ice cream for the adventurous

And it all started when he often flew to Singapore - to be with the girlfriend

Do you know what an aching tooth, an unanswered text message and an enticing business idea all have an in common? You can’t sleep on it. You may do all the twists and the turns, still, that light bulb in your head ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 24, 2016 02:00:00
Business Ideas

California ice cream brands want a scoop of PH market

Over 240 ice cream products wait to finally get into distribution and retail deals locally.

Manila, Philippines - In a tropical country like the Philippines, the market always reserves enough room for more ice cream products to satisfy consumers’ insatiable appetite for desserts. There is a possibility that not only one but over 240 ice cream variants ...

by James Humarang  | April 09, 2016 11:00:00

3 ways to keep your cold beverages, frozen desserts franchises hot all year round

Don't rely on the summer heat to boost your sales. Here are some tips to make it sell regardless of the season.

Who does not want to snack on cold treats when the weather is hot? Many a franchise concepts have, in fact, banked on people doing such that to beat the summer heat. “Generally, ice cream products sales are higher during the summer season,” ...

by Toni Antiporda  | March 26, 2016 05:00:00

A house full of ice cream

This ice cream chain eases out its rivals, and transforms its stores into a community affair.

Filipinos are famous for having a sweet tooth, and this is attested by the brisk sales of ice cream from the neighborhood sorbetero and those sold in the supermarkets. It is this love for ice cream that entrepreneur Stan 'Jun' Castillo tapped ...

by Kendrick S. Go  | July 02, 2015 12:00:00

Any way you slice it

Santino's Supreme Slice pizza has a ready-to-eat concept that allows the brand to tap new markets that its competitors don't usually target.

Corner pizzerias in New York have long sold pizzas by the slice. Even Pizza Hut does it. Santino’s Supreme Slice, a homegrown pizza franchise, also joined the fray, opening a new segment, which parent company Jimini Foods Inc. wanted to tap. “It ...

by Toni Antiporda  | December 15, 2014 07:00:00
Startup Tips

3 insights for niche products

Tips on offering a novel product.

When Angelo Narciso-Songco of Butchie\\\'s Recipe brought the Malunggay ice cream, a favorite among Kapampangans, to Manila, he never thought it would become such a hit that nearly very magazine and lifestyle shows on television would feature the product. But that\\\'s what ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | July 22, 2012 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Making passion your business and cause

An ice-cream brand that does not only tastes good but also does good.

An ice cream brand is helping the state’s premier teaching hospital care for its indigent patients.Passion should be your business and your cause. For Francisco “Paco” Magsaysay, son of former Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr., this philosophy has reaped dividends that are more ...

December 15, 2011 09:00:00
Startup Tips

How to make home-made ice cream

Start your own ice cream business now

The rainy season is just starting to settle in and with or without a typhoon, a good old cup of ice cream never fails to be the best comfort food any time of the day. So why not take advantage of the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 08, 2011 10:00:00
Business Ideas

Stickhouse: beating the summer heat

With temperatures rising, the demand for refreshing products is also on the rise.

Gelato is the Italian version of ice cream, usually made by hand, made with less butterfat and sugar and—unlike most commercial ice creams—lasts just a few days after it’s made. It’s an ice cream alternative that health-conscious Filipinos have embraced in the ...

February 21, 2011 12:00:00