Cream of the crop: Industry revenue has expanded as operators have launched new product ranges

Companies in the Ice Cream Production industry manufacture ice cream and other edible ice products such as sorbet. As the industry does not include ice cream parlours and shops, it remains dominated by branded products, with the two biggest players, Froneri and Unilever, expected to account for 85.5% of industry revenue in 2018-19. Industry demand is susceptible to changes in weather conditions, disposable income and consumer diet trends. As a result of increasing health consciousness, growth in the frozen yoghurt segment has been notable, with major players also bringing out low calorie and vegan ranges of popular products to satisfy this increasing more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strengthened demand for frozen yoghurt has supported overall industry revenue growth
  • Operators have shrunk the size of their offerings in order to cut calories without altering recipes
  • The discovery of a protein that helps slow the melting process could influence the industry
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the Ice Cream Production industry are moderate. The most significant barrier is the high initial capital investment required to enter the industry. Due to the industry’s reliance on equipment and automation, capital investments are substantial even for small-scale production facilities. Well-established global players such as R&R Ice Cream (now part of the Froneri joint venture) and Unilever present another significant threat to any new start-up. These players enjoy high brand and customer loyalty and have considerable resources to spend on advertising, branding and expanding their market share. Mor...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ice Cream Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ice Cream Production Industry are

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average maximum temperature and Demand from supermarkets in the Ice Cream Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ice Cream Production Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture ice cream and other edible ice products such as sorbet and gelato. The industry excludes the activities of ice cream parlours and other retail sale of ice cream products.

    Industry Products
  • Take-home tubs
  • Take-home multipacks
  • Individual impulse products
  • Scoop-and-serve ice cream
  • Frozen yoghurt
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing ice cream
  • Manufacturing sorbet
  • Manufacturing gelato
  • Manufacturing frozen yoghurt
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average maximum temperature
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Temperature changes
  • Healthy growth
  • Consolidation activity
  • Cost volatility
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry innovation
  • Slow melt
  • Funding for farmers
  • Regulation changes
  • Table: Ice Cream Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ice Cream Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Food-Service Contractors

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chocolate & Confectionery Production
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Sugar Production

  • Products & Services
  • Take-home tubs
  • Individual impulse products
  • Frozen yoghurt
  • Scoop-and-serve ice cream
  • Take-home multipacks
  • Other products
  • Chart: Ice Cream Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets
  • Food-service and food manufacturing industries
  • Convenience stores and other retailers
  • Mobile operators and machine vending
  • Specialised ice cream retailers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ice Cream Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ice Cream Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ice Cream Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Froneri Ltd, Unilever UK Limited,
  • Table: Froneri Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Unilever UK Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ice Cream Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Ice Cream Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An Italian frozen dessert very similar to ice cream but with a lower butterfat content.
  • Sorbet
  • A frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavouring.
  • Yoghurt Cultures
  • The bacteria used to make yogurt.
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