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 Investment Chapter
A medium level of capital intensity characterises the industry's operations. In 2014-15, for every dollar paid as wages, an estimated $0.21 is invested in capital requirements. The level of capital intensity varies among industry players. For larger players, modern manufacturing plants require high levels of capital expenditure on automated equipment and technology for mixing, measuring and freezing ice cream products. This equipment makes industry processes more efficient, as companies are able to reduce required labour, which decreases marginal costs and increases profitability.
However, ice cream manufacturing requires more labour than related food manufacturing industries... purchase to read more