Fuel prices hike are damaging the businesses in multiple ways. One of the common related business is the ice-cream business that appears to be affected the most after logistics.
The rising petrol prices are forcing the ice cream vendors to ditch their livelihood. Many of the frosted treats that are welcomed during the summers use diesel-guzzling engines. A lot of them keep their vehicles ticked over especially for the events to gain the profits. But the higher mileages are making it near to impossible.
As per the Industry body chairman Maurice “Moz” Murray, the van will lose the profit without any doubt. This is as a result of rising petrol prices in a matter of few day when the average liter of unleaded costing 182.31p, and diesel 188.05p.
He added that Ice cream mobilizer and associated traders alliance (ICMAT), and it’s 2500 members were concerned. The situation may get worse when the visit to summer events may take place. Then rising prices has also made many of the businesses step out of the industry.
Since ice cream is a luxury and not a necessity, the hike in the petrol prices will make people cut down prices and will result in the shutting of many small-scale businesses. Mr. Whippy today is a popular name in the industry today suffers as the spending rises from £25 to £50. Since such vans need to be kept running, this would cost arms and legs with the rising prices. The owner fears about losing the happiness that he feels when the ice cream is handed over to the kids.