What do successful frozen dessert retailers say about their membership in the National Ice Cream Retailers Association? Watch our new video and read our members’ testimonials below.

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Watch the video filmed at the NICRA convention to see what NICRA members have to say.

It was 1993 when I first read a copy of the NICRA Bulletin. I had been in the ice cream business almost two years and things were not working out. Serious consideration was being given to closing. I decided to attend the NICRA convention being held that year in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a far trip from my home in the Bahamas, but I thought maybe, just maybe, I could discover why my business was failing by learning a little more about the industry.

That was the start of a big turnaround for my business. Not because I learned everything in that one trip; and not because the members of NICRA know everything.

The communication, networking and friendships which have formed through NICRA over the years are in itself a rewarding experience, and are invaluable, teaching you much more than any school or university could ever do. Owners, CEOs, managers and front line employees all come together at convention time to share great ideas through years and years of experience.

In short, joining NICRA turned out to be one of the best business decisions I have made. This could be the same for you, especially if you’re new in the business.

Llewellyn Burrows, Owner

Lickety Split, Ltd.

Nassau, Bahamas

NICRA brings together some of the best minds and most clever marketing ideas that our industry has to offer. NICRA is a valuable investment in my business!

Steven Thompson, President/CEO

Emery Thompson Batch Freezers

Brooksville, Florida

I attended my first NICRA convention in 1996 in Williamsburg and have not missed one since. As the Director of Sales I spend a lot of my time managing people and working with national accounts. The thing I like best about the NICRA organization and the convention is that it allows me to “get back to the streets.” It gives me an opportunity to see and hear what is happening at the user level. I am able to get a sense of what is hot and what is not. I have developed many friendships over the years through the organization and the convention gives me an opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Juergen Kloo, Director of Food Service Sales

Joy Cone Company

Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Joining NICRA has allowed me the unique opportunity to develop working relationships with industry leaders and lasting friendships with fellow owners!

Ice Cream Cone … $2.85
Banana Split … $6.95

Rick Pizzi

The Creamery at Pizzi Farms

Waltham, Massachusett

NICRA has been instrumental in growing my wholesale business. Several of my clients found me by calling NICRA to see who in their area made ice cream for wholesale. I am very grateful for the exposure!

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Beckie Jacobs, Owner

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

St. Louis, Missouri

NICRA has been an essential tool to help build our business. We have built an incredible network of like-minded business partners who we have been able to turn to for advice. We have also established great friendships throughout the country with other ice cream aficionados!

Katie Dolan Dix

Capannari Ice Cream

Mount Prospect, Illinois