The History of Gil's Wholesale - Ice Cream Supplies Division

     Gil's Wholesale Distributors, Inc. is a 2nd generation family business that was established in 1978 as a wholesale cigar, tobacco and candy distributor serving South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Originally started out of a garage, the operation moved into a 2000 sq.ft. store front. As Gil's Wholesale continued to evolve into a major distributor to the burgeoning Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Gelato and Frozen Dessert trade, an increasing demand for their products and services yet again necessitated further expansion. In 1996 the company moved into the landmark Roman Lumber building at 11th & McKean Street in Philadelphia, and preserved much of the original buildings 95-year-old history & character.

In 2016, we relocated once again to a larger, more modern facility in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, to continue to provide the same outstanding service and attention to our Ice Cream, Gelato & Italian Ice customers. Located at 320 W Oak Lane, Gil's Ice Cream Supplies provides a fast and friendly experience for their customers. No Membership required!

     The business has continued to expand in product category offerings, efficiency and in its desire to provide exceptional personalized service and unrivaled product expertise. Gil's Ice Cream Supplies is a major Wholesale Distributor for the Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Gelato and Snow Cone business based in Pennsylvania. Our customers range from local & international Ice Cream parlors, Ice Cream chain stores, Italian Ice shops, "Mom & Pop" variety stores, convenience stores, distributors, restaurants, bars, schools, universities, entertainment venues, chain accounts, and major convenience store franchises. Delivery trucks, common carrier, UPS, and Cash & Carry programs make obtaining products fast and easy. We handle over 8000 SKU's in 150 categories. Some of these categories include: Ice Cream, Italian Ice, Gelato and Frozen Dessert supplies, candy, snacks, paper & plastic products, concession supplies, convenience store items, janitorial supplies and automotive products.

     Through ever-expanding product lines, efficiency of operations, and dedication to personalized customer service, Gil's Ice Cream Supplies is your One Stop Shop designed to meet the needs of YOUR frozen dessert business. Call us today and ask about our consulting service for new frozen dessert businesses.