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United States Consul General inaugurates Cold Stone Creamery Cafe

Karachi, February 05, 2015 (PPI-OT): U.S. Consul General Brian Heath inaugurated the first Cold Stone Creamery Cafe in Karachi. Consulate officials and senior management of Cold Stone Creamery Pakistan attended. The cafe is located on the rooftop of The Place, Phase 8, DHA.

“I am happy to report that two-way trade between Pakistan and the United States was more than $5 billion in 2012 and the U.S. is Pakistan’s largest export market,” said Mr. Heath. “But our trade relations can grow still further. That is why I am happy to see Cold Stone Creamery Café and other U.S. businesses setting up shop in Karachi.”

One of the U.S. mission’s objectives is to help Pakistan’s expanding community of talented entrepreneurs create jobs, spur economic growth, and unlock the potential of the Pakistani market, said Mr. Heath. “A sustainable future for Pakistan will require significant participation of the private sector and significant reforms on the part of the government to enable the private sector to flourish.”

Also speaking at the launch was Adnan Asad, CEO and President of Venus Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.: “For the Pakistani consumer, the Cold Stone Creamery experience is about not just best-in-class ice cream products but also premium services that enable customers to create and participate in their own personal ice cream experience.” Cold Stone Creamery ice cream – made fresh daily – is available in 21 flavours, said Mr. Asad.

About Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery’s ice cream is handcrafted fresh daily in each store, and then customized by combining a variety of mix-ins on a frozen granite stone. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cold Stone Creamery is a subsidiary of Kahala Brands. Cold Stone Creamery Cafes launched its first international cafe in Tokyo, Japan, in 2005. Cold Stone Creamery Cafes are now present in more than 300 international locations in 26 countries, including Cyprus, Egypt, Indonesia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and, now, Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Brian Asmus
Spokesperson
Consulate General of the United States of America
Plot No 3-5, TPX Area, Mai Kolachi Road,
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-35275000 Ext: 5242
Fax: +92-21-35275985
Cell: +92-302-8294015
Email: asmusbp@state.gov
Website: http://karachi.usconsulate.gov

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