Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry has performed positively over the past five years. Revenue is estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 5.5% over the five years through 2014-15. Ice cream manufacturers have benefited from rising demand for ice cream products, particularly in the industry's premium and scoop and serve segments. Niche operators that provide premium ice cream and gourmet gelato products have proven to be extremely successful over the past five years. Despite fairly high levels of consumer health consciousness and the growing popularity of substitute snacks such as frozen yoghurt, demand for the industry's more traditional take-home tub segment has remained fairly steady... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry displays a high level of market share concentration. The four largest players, Peters Food Group, Unilever, Regal Cream Products and Dairy Bell, dominate the market with an estimated 80.1% of industry revenue in 2014-15. These players control the mainstream ice cream market and dominate the industry's standard take-home tub, take-home multi-pack and individually packaged product segments. However, some small manufacturers still exist in the industry, and produce premium and niche ice cream brands.
Niche ice creameries and gelato stores such as Cold Rock, Gelato Messina and Gelatissimo have very small market shares compared with the industry's major players, and specialise in premium scoop and serve ice cream in cups and cones... purchase to read more