Posted February 06, 2019 06:23:03Ice cream shop chain Schwan’s Ice Cream in Wellington has announced it will be opening its first ice cream shop in the country in the New Year.
The shop will be in the city’s Chinatown and is expected to open this weekend.
Schwan’s, based in the Queenstown area, opened its first store in Auckland in 2013.
The ice cream maker also plans to open an ice cream parlour in the capital this year.
In New Zealand, Schwan has more than 700 stores, with more than 300 in Auckland.
The company was founded in 1974 by husband and wife duo Ron and Jani Schwan and was founded by their eldest son, Tom, and his wife, Karen.
The Schwan family have been making ice cream since 1993 and are renowned for their creamy and tangy flavours.
Schwans ice cream has won numerous awards including a record number of Michelin stars, the Guinness World Record for best ice cream and a Golden Egg Award for best frozen custard.
Ice cream is currently sold in more than 140 countries around the world, and in 2014 Schwan said it had a global distribution network of more than 70 countries.
“In 2018 we have opened in five countries in Africa, in the Middle East, in Asia and in Latin America,” Ron Schwan told the Herald.
“We have opened a second store in Germany, and we will open a third store in Switzerland and then another one in Italy.”
This year, we opened in Germany’s capital Berlin.
We are also in the process of opening in Sydney, the United Kingdom, in Melbourne and a fourth store in London.
“Ron Schwan, Ron Schwen and Jan Schwan are all from New Zealand.