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Since being introduced in 2014, the 2 quart party pail has been a popular product, as customers value the savings and convenience that the scoopable product provides. “When we first began our partnership with Acme, we were selling 4 quart pails, and they just weren’t convenient for our customers to bring with them to social gatherings, the beach, and other summertime activities,” said Rich Trotter, president of Rosati Ice. “Acme got behind our idea for the smaller party pails, and the success we have seen with the product has allowed the market for it to expand,” said Trotter.   Rosati Ice was founded in 1912 by Sam Rosati, an Italian immigrant who made his first Italian ices cranked by hand in the basement of his West Philadelphia home.  The company grew and Sam soon became known as “The King of Water Ice,” having his popular ices sold from horse drawn wagons throughout the city and at the New Jersey shore.  In the mid 50’s, the company moved to its current headquarters in Clifton Heights, PA and management was taken over by Sam’s daughter Rosemary and her husband Jim Salomone.  In 1997, the company was sold to their son-in-law, Dave Schumacher and Rich Trotter, its current owner.  The company is America’s oldest Italian Ice manufacturer.

Rosati Ice’s headquarters and manufacturing plant are located at: 201 East Madison Avenue in Clifton Heights, PA 19018 Telephone: 610.626.1818     Email: Website:    Facebook:

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