Australian Gelatissimo expands in Kuwait
- November 1, 2012
- Kate Carey
Just six months after the opening of the first Australian-owned Gelatissimo outlet in the Middle East, the local response has been so overwhelming that two more gelaterias have opened their doors in quick succession, offering unique Australian flavoured ice-cream.
Kuwait’s three Gelatissimo stores offer Australian ice-cream flavours such as wattle, eucalyptus and mango and macadamia. As well as the Australian themed flavours, all three stores offer traditional Middle Eastern flavours such as pistachio, honey, fig and cardamom.
Gelatissimo Joint CEO Domenico Lopresti said that the expansion into Kuwait was a sign of acceptance in the Middle East and positive for company growth.
“We see the expansion of the Master Franchise in Kuwait as a sign of acceptance into the Middle East market by its people and we are excited to be opening more territories in the region coming on line very soon.” Mr Lopresti said.
The second Gelatissimo gelateria situated in the Al Liwan Mall, Egaila, is surrounded by many families and a nearby university population. The third gelateria is located in the exclusive up-market Al Hamra Mall in Kuwait City’s Central Business District.
Gelatissimo was the winner of the 2012 Franchise Council of Australia International Franchising Award and the 2012 Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Excellence Award for Retail, Wholesale and Manufacturing.