Foodservice

Civility Ice Cream Makes a Return at Stewart’s Shops

Sweet and creamy limited-time offer includes hints of salty caramel
Stewart's Shops Civility Ice Cream
Photograph courtesy of Stewart's Shops

Stewart’s Shops is ringing in 2024 with a taste of civility—literally.

The Ballston Spa, New York-based convenience-store chain said it’s bringing back its Civility Ice Cream, which is sweet and creamy with hints of salty caramel.

“There are absolutely ‘no nuts,’” Stewart’s Shops said. “And it’s making a comeback.”

“At a time when the world has more than its fair share of unrest and economic uncertainty, let’s head into 2024 with an extra scoop of Civility,” the company added.

  • Stewart's Shops is No. 23 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.

Stewart’s and the Dake family have been making ice cream for more than 100 years, and “one of the many lessons they’ve learned is when people eat ice cream, they usually have a smile on their face,” the company said.

“We see this as an opportunity to ask everyone to take a moment to enjoy the sweeter things in life,” said Stewart’s Shops President Gary Dake. “We hope it’s a reminder that we may think differently, but we can still respect each other and maybe even share an extra scoop or a smile.” 

The limited-edition Civility ice cream is available at the ice cream counter.

Founded in 1945, Stewart’s Shops is an employee- and family-owned c-store chain known for its milk, ice cream, coffee, Easy Food meals and other convenience items. There are 357 Stewart’s Shops in upstate New York and southern Vermont.

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