Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry has performed positively over the past five years. Revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 16.3% over the five years through 2015-16. Industry revenue is set to continue rising by 6.5% in 2015-16, to reach $1.2 billion. Ice cream manufacturers have benefited from rising demand for industry products, particularly in the premium and scoop-and-serve segments. Niche operators that provide premium ice cream and gourmet gelato products have been extremely successful over the past five years. Despite high levels of consumer health consciousness and the growing popularity of substitute snacks, demand for the industry's traditional take-home tub segment has remained steady... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Industry operators manufacture a range of ice cream products that can be categorised based on packaging, serving size and quality. Industry products fall into five categories: take-home tubs, take-home multi-packs, premium take-home tubs, unpackaged scoop-and-serve products, and individually packaged products.
Take-home tubs are the largest product segment in the industry. This segment contains low-value, high-volume products that are generally purchased from supermarkets and grocery stores for relatively low prices. Peters, Blue Ribbon and Bulla are popular brands in this segment. Over the past five years, this segment's share of revenue has not changed significantly as demand for standard take-home tubs has tended to be stable due to their low prices... purchase to read more