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The Ice Cream Club, Inc. Wins IDFA Award
Press Release, April 1, 2015
The Ice Cream Club wins 2nd place in International Dairy Foods Association “IDFA” 2015 Innovation Ice Cream Flavor Contest for Frutos Del Bosque aka Fruits of the Forest….You only need to hike to a freezer to taste this decadent and refreshing black raspberry ice cream overflowing with strawberries, maraschino cherries and mixed berries found in a forest.
Rich Draper Featured in Dairy Foods Magazine
Press Release, March 2015
Read Dairy Foods ‘Flavor (and inclusions) rule the ice cream market’ Article dated March 9, 2015 for commentary from Rich Draper, CEO The Ice Cream Club.
Associations Welcome New Board Members; IICA Elects Secretary
by Peggy Armstrong, IDFA - Press Release, October 2014
During the fall board meetings last week, IDFA and its three constituent organizations – the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA) – named 15 new board members. Also, Rich Draper, CEO of The Ice Cream Club, Inc. (pictured), was elected secretary of IICA. "IDFA is extremely grateful for the industry professionals who serve as officers and directors. They provide our organization with a strong foundation and contribute a wealth of wisdom and energy,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO.
This artisan premium ice cream maker uses old-fashioned production techniques
by Jim Carper, Dairy Foods Magazine - Front cover of magazine, May 2014
When an ice cream processor tells me, "We do things a little differently than most," I think to myself, "That's what they all say." True, most dairies do create unique recipes and flavors, but it still comes down to processing, filling and packaging, and how many variations on those themes can there be?
Meet The Ice Cream Club of Boynton Beach, Fla.
"Come on," said Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Tom Jackson. "We're starting to fill."
Welcome to the Ice Cream Club
by Jim Carper, Dairy Foods Magazine - Front cover of magazine, May 2014
If you are the second- or third-generation family member running a dairy operation, chances are you were too young (or not yet born) to recall the enormity of starting up the business. Often, these dairy entrepreneurs did not have a lot of cash, reams of marketing data or industry-specific knowledge. They had dreams and a belief in their ability to succeed. They rolled up their sleeves and built their businesses hour by hour, customer by customer.
This is the story of the first generation of The Ice Cream Club and how the owners built it from a single scoop shop into a wholesaler selling throughout the southeastern United States.
They've Got The Scoop For Sweet Tooths!
by Palm Beach Post - Front cover of Business section, March 2, 2014
The Ice Cream Club, Inc. responds to demand for direct to consumer ice cream and launches a new mail order site for their award winning products.
Include Dairy Freedom Act in next farm bill
An editorial written by Richard Draper and featured in the Miami Herald raising concerns over the proposed farm bill.
Maria E Rodriguez, Director of The Ice Cream Club® Quality Control Division, earns prestigious Certified Food Scientist designation.
IICA Member Testifies before House Committee on Small Business
Richard D Draper, CEO & Co-Founder, The Ice Cream Club®, was invited to testify Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at a hearing of the Committee on Small Business of the U.S. House of Representatives entitled, Reducing Federal Agency Overreach: Modernizing the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Below please find a link to the article that ran in The International Dairy Foods Association website along with a link to his full testimony.
The Ice Cream Club® remains committed to lending a voice to the many issues affecting small business and is actively involved in The International Dairy Foods Association, All Star Dairy Association, National Ice Cream Retailers Association and Localecopia.
We All Scream For Locally Made Ice Cream!
The Ice Cream Club was recently featured in Our Wonderful World magazine as a featured eco-friendly manufacturer. Read about how The Ice Cream Club strives to reduce their carbon footprint:
Cheese Market News February 8, 2013 Cover Story
On January 28, 2013 the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) holds Dairy Forum in Orlando, Florida.. Attendance at the Forum totals over 1,000 Members. Panelists of general Session Titles: "Strategies for Innovation: Keyhole or Black Hole", consist of Richard Draper, CEO & Co-Founder, The Ice Cream Club®, Inc, Barry Calpino, Vice President of Global Breakthrough Innovation, N.A., New Product Development, Kraft Foods Group, Inc, and Kristi Jankowski, Senior Vice President, Innovation, Sargento Foods, Inc. The Moderator, Mike Neu, SVP, Cultures & Enzymes, Chr. Hansen, Inc lead the panel in a healthy discussion of the importance of innovation for survival and the varied approaches to innovation by The Ice Cream Club®, Kraft Foods Group and Sargento Foods. This Session received tremendous audience participation in the form of numerous questions submitted to the Moderator during the discussion for the three panelist to address. Richard Draper stated that, "The Ice Cream Club® approach to innovation is pretty straightforward; we study the competition, many present in the room today, we try to figure out what they can't do or won't do and then charge forward on those items in an effort to survive. We'll never be the low-cost producer so we focus on the hard-to make flavors, value added flavors and multiple ingredient flavors. We still fill our tubs, one at a time, hand-filled, to replicate the artisan style we started with, all be it but on a much bigger scale." So much industry buzz was created by this session that Cheese Market News ran this story as its cover story in the February 8, 2013 edition. For those of you who do not receive this industry Newspaper you can view the entire article here.
Palm Beach Daily News Article
Palm Beach Daily News January 24, 2013 Edition Runs Article titled 'Here's the Scoop' which features The Ice Cream Club®. Read the article here.
November 2012 Press Release: THE ICE CREAM CLUB® WINS NATIONAL ICE CREAM AWARD
Each year, the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) sponsors an ice cream clinic for members who make their own ice cream. At the 79th annual convention held November 7-10, 2012 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina, The Ice Cream Club® received a Blue Ribbon Certificate for their submission of Vanilla Bean ice cream. The ice cream was analyzed by a select dairy judging team headed by Dr. Johnny McGregor, Clemson University and then scored for it's attributes in flavor, body, texture, color, melt quality , bacterial count and other factors while being compared to established ice cream standards. The NICRA ice cream clinic offers the membership an opportunity to learn about and improve their ice cream by comparing it to other samples from across the United States. NICRA, a trade organization established in 1933, with members from the United States, Canada and several countries, promotes and helps ice cream entrepreneurs prosper. NICRA congratulates The Ice Cream Club® on the achievement of this coveted award.
Ice Cream Club® February 2013 Newsletter
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