Cold Stone Creamery

Quick service companies like Tim Hortons and Cold Stone cobrand their business.
November 2013

Quick serves embrace the power of other brands through products, cobranded units.

Ice cream brands are increasing innovation to take business back from fro yo.
June 2013

Old favorites, new strategies keeping ice cream alive as fro-yo explodes.

Cold Stone Creamery announced a three-year extension to its successful licensing partnership with Jelly Belly Candy Company. The partnership will continue to make the premium Cold Stone Creamery Jelly Belly jelly beans available at a growing number of retail locations nationwide, as well as...

Cold Stone Creamery president Dan Beem will tell you that 2010 treated the company pretty well.

“We had our best October in about four years,” he says. “If you look at our year overall, we’re trending much better than the industry.”

In an attempt to...

Cold Stone Creamery announced the launch of the Cold Stone Yogurt Bar, a new yogurt concept that will be incorporated into existing Cold Stone stores in 2011. The brand extension will feature a proprietary self-serve weigh-and-pay frozen yogurt with a full toppings bar to offer a fully...

It’s the season of giving, and some brands are letting their customers take giving to the digital environment they spend so much time in—Facebook.

First Data announced that four quick-serve brands—Boston Market, Burger King, Culver’s, and Cold Stone Creamery—...

Media measurement technology firm General Sentiment released its newest brand analysis, the Fall 2010 Fast Food Industry Report. The report highlights the brands that made the most significant media impact online between September and November. Despite declining nearly 20 percent since the...

September 2010
Eight-layered ice cream cakes aim to elevate sweet holiday treats to new levels.
Ice cream chain pairs with Make-A-Wish Foundation to raise money, help Florida girl become the Cold Stone Tastemaster.
August 2010

Back in the fall of 2007, I took the liberty in this space of calling for quick-serve operators to consider consigning standard-issue, blister-pack condiments to history’s dustbin.

The basis for this potentially unpopular position lay in my belief that while chains of all types had...

For those using social media more and more, the ice cream chain offers its eGift program to send a gift via Facebook or e-mail.
On June 30, Cold Stone Creamery will launch its first ever Facebook contest, offering fans the chance to comment creatively on new ice cream flavors.
Cold Stone Creamery launches the new Gold Cone collection nationwide this year with some classic flavors.
Co-branding partnerships, license agreements, and new product launches help ice cream chain survive sour economic year.
Brand signs 20-year agreement to bring at least 10 stores into Asian nation.
Fudge Brownie Batter on tap as new ice cream flavor and in cakes, pies, and cupcakes.
Eighth-annual "World's Largest Ice Cream Social" to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation on September 24.
Denmark locations, a partnership with Sv. Michelsen Chokolade, are two of 13 planned international co-brand units.
Co-branding of the two chains continues into Manhattan, including Cold Stone's Times Square flagship location.
Cold Stone Creamery claims its new JELL-O Pudding Ice Cream transforms into pudding at room temperature.
The ice cream quick-serve bucks its indulgent reputation and introduces low-calorie options to consumers.