Filipino ice cream chain Carmen’s Best unveils 1st overseas outlet in Singapore

Carmen’s Best started as a dairy farm serving a growing number of stores and partners before unveiling its ice-cream products.
  • Vaishnavi Gupta Features Writer
Ice Cream

Carmen’s Best has launched its first international store in Singapore. The new store has been opened at Capitol Singapore.

The store provides fresh milk-based ice creams in flavours like milk chocolate, butter pecan, and Sicilian-sourced pistachio.

The premium Filipino ice cream chain is introducing a Singapore-exclusive cheese flavoured ice cream that contains chunks of cheese. 

Paco Magsaysay, Owner and Founder of Carmen’s Best, has stated a goal to become a Filipino-made, world-class ice-cream brand.

Carmen’s Best started as a dairy farm serving a growing number of stores and partners before unveiling its ice-cream products.

Ice cream market in India

In India, the ice cream industry is one of the fastest growing segments of the dairy or food processing industry. The country has a low per capita ice cream consumption of ice cream at 400 ml as compared with per capita consumption of ice cream of 22,000 ml in the United States and 3,000 ml in China.

The ice cream sector in India has great potential for growth with the improving cold chain infrastructure in the country coupled with increasing disposable income and the changing lifestyle.

In India, the ice cream industry generated revenue of over $1.5 billion in 2016 and is projected to generate revenue of approximately $3.4 billion by 2021.

Ice cream franchise

In modern times when franchising has become the best option to start a business, the ice-cream franchise provides a great opportunity to establish oneself as a capable entrepreneur and earn handsomely.

The organised ice-cream industry constitutes just 4-6% of the total industry, therefore, there is a large scope of growth in the coming years.

For those aspiring franchisees that feared that the diet conscious people would no longer care for this lip-smacking dessert, there is good news! With the growing popularity of ice-creams among health-conscious consumers, one can find an array of frozen desserts fitting various dietary regimes like reduced-fat, fat-free, low-carb, no sugar added or lactose-free ice creams. So, with this development, there is an increased need for more franchise owners in the ever-growing ice-cream franchise segment.

The growth in this sector can be envisaged by the ever-increasing players and their expansion pan India through the franchise route. The brands like Kwality Walls, Vadilals, Amul, Mini Melts, Baskin Robbins, Gelato Vinto, etc, are some national and international players that have prospered from one outlet to hundreds and thousands within a span of a few years, showing the popularity of franchising in this sector.