Big Things Come in Little Packages with IceBorn's Newest Machine
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Big Things Come in Little Packages with IceBorn's Newest Machine

Big Things Come in Little Packages with IceBorn's Newest Machine

Here are the cold, hard facts about the retail ice industry. It’s a $4 billion a year business, there’s room for growth, and the dominant player is Florida-based franchisor IceBorn.

The innovative brand has built its reputation by delivering safe, hygienic, and reliable ice and water to thousands of customers across the country each day through a simple and affordable franchise model. The result is happy and financially successful franchisees who rave about the brand’s dedicated leadership, vision, and the way it continually delivers on its promises.

One of the cornerstones of IceBorn has always been its commitment to technology and innovation. The franchisor is continually developing and refining the way it operates with an eye on keeping the brand front and center in the growing water and ice delivery space.

Until now, the IceBorn system has offered franchisees only three unique ice and water vending machine models. Each a freestanding, 24/7, automated retail ice and water destination that offers bagged or straight-to-cooler ice that is purified, clean, and vended on demand.

But now the engineering team has revolutionized the destination ice vending world once again with its new Ice Merchant model. The Ice Merchant offers franchisees a smaller setup that still provides a way to increase profit margins and sell a premium product around the clock. IceBorn and its Ice Merchant are once again completely changing the way convenience ice is sold today.

The Ice Merchant utilizes the patented vend speed and reliability of the brand’s larger models, while maintaining a small footprint that offers flexibility in a variety of locations.

“The smaller size makes it the perfect option to replace existing ice merchandisers and bulk water vendors at a variety of retail locations,” says IceBorn VP of Sales & Marketing Michael Little. He says the new Ice Merchant can serve as a free standing ice retailer at locations like marinas, campgrounds, and car washes. And it’s ideal as an add-on revenue source at commercial properties with an existing customer base. Ultimately, the Ice Merchant complements any environment that could benefit from convenient, fresh ice and bulk water 24/7.

No matter what vending model a franchisee chooses, IceBorn remains the perfect setup for entrepreneurs looking for bankable ROI with a low-cost operation and easy to manage business model. IceBorn makes a great semi-passive investment for franchisees, because of its comprehensive franchisee support that includes a technical support hotline, local marketing, protected territories, and site development guidance.

There is growing consumer demand for ice and water vending and open territories for entrepreneurs interested in IceBorn  For more information on franchising opportunities with IceBorn visit


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Published: November 19th, 2018

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