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Ice cream maker Dippin’ Dots to expand presence in Japan

RBR Staff Writer Published 26 March 2013

Dippin’ Dots, a US-based producer of ice cream products, has inked a joint master licensing agreement with Wellness Hanshin to expand the brand's footprint in Japan.

As part of the deal, Wellness Hanshin will add several Dippin' Dots outlets across its extensive entertainment properties in Japan.

Wellness Hanshin is owned by Hanshin Electric Railway, a business segment of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Group.

The expansion supports the company's plans to increase its presence in the Japan and other countries in the future.

Commenting on the project, Dippin' Dots president Scott Fischer said the deal is part of the company's plan to expand its international footprint.

"A top strategic initiative remains to increase the points of presence both domestically and internationally.

"We are achieving this goal through strategic marketing and distribution agreements with well-established, financially sound companies that have relevant experience in the entertainment and food and beverage industries, as well as a deep understanding of the local culture and consumers," Fischer added.