James Gibson first came across Emack & Bolio’s in Bangkok three years ago, and saw the popularity of its super-premium ice cream and signature marshmallow cones. Amazed by the quality of the ice cream, he was certain that this iconic American dessert brand would be a big hit in Hong Kong.
And he was right. The now CEO of Emack and Bolio’s Hong Kong brought the brand to Hong Kong in October 2015 and opened the first store in Central, which was soon followed by another branch in Tsim Sha Tsui. Shortly within two years, a new store was recently opened in Tsuen Wan where 500 ice creams were given away to celebrate the opening, and they were gone within minutes.
“We believe that by focusing on premium quality, further developing our broad range of flavours, and the continued introduction of innovative products and concepts, we can continue to offer a fun and rewarding ice cream experience in Hong Kong.” said Gibson who has spent over 20 years in the finance industry before his entrepreneurial journey began.
Emack & Bolio’s was founded in Boston back in the 1970s by a music and civil rights attorney Bob Rook. His passion in Rock ‘n Roll music and ice cream has a great influence on Emack & Bolio’s in many ways, from creative flavour invention, to funky store design, to brand positioning as a modern and hipster ice cream parlour for people to gather and socialise.
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