Frozen assets: Niche players have benefited from rising demand for premium ice cream

The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry has performed strongly over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2017-18. Industry revenue is set to continue rising by 2.9% in 2017-18, to reach $1.0 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 increasing consumer health consciousness and the growing popularity of substitute snacks, demand for the industry's traditional take-home tub segment has remained more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Niche operators that provide premium ice cream and gelato products have been extremely successful
  • Low-fat frozen yoghurt products have emerged as the most competitive substitute for ice cream
  • The industry’s major players are expected to increase their investment in premium ice cream
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry displays moderate barriers to entry, as the absolute cost of entry is relatively affordable. However, new entrants may find it difficult to establish themselves in the industry due to the well-entrenched positions of its major players. The industry's major companies maintain contracts with key suppliers and downstream markets such as supermarkets and grocery stores, enjoy continued customer and brand loyalty, and can invest in large-scale advertising campaigns. Therefore, potential firms may struggle to compete with these existing players.Incumbent firms also tend to be more efficient due to their large economies of scale and scope, which lower per unit production costs and allows cost savings to be passed on to consumers through cheaper prices. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Ice Cream Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Access to niche markets
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Real household disposable income in the Ice Cream Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Ice Cream Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry manufacture ice cream, gelato, sorbet and frozen confectionery.

    Industry Products
  • Take-home tubs
  • Take-home multi-packs
  • Premium take-home tubs
  • Individually packaged products
  • Unpackaged scoop-and-serve products
  • Industry Activities
  • Frozen confectionery
  • Ice cream
  • Gelato
  • Frozen water ices or fruit ices
  • Sorbet
  • 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
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Cheese, butter and yoghurt consumption
  • Health consciousness

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Health consciousness and competition
  • Seasonality and snacking
  • Niche operators
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Health consciousness
  • Premiumisation, niche operators and trade
  • Table: Ice Cream Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Dairy Produce Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Milk and Cream Processing
  • Sugar Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Take-home tubs
  • Take-home multi-packs
  • Premium take-home tubs
  • Unpackaged scoop-and-serve products
  • Individually packaged products
  • Chart: Ice Cream Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Food-service operators
  • Wholesalers and route trade outlets
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ice Cream Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ice Cream Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Peters Food Group Pty Limited, Regal Cream Products Pty Limited, Unilever Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited, Norco Co-operative Limited,
  • Table: Peters Food Group Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Regal Cream Products Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Unilever Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Norco Co-operative Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ice Cream Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A type of ice cream that is lighter and has a lower butterfat content than traditional factory-made ice cream.
  • Milk Fat
  • The proportion of milk, by weight, that is made up of butterfat.
  • Premiumisation
  • A trend that reflects the increasing desire of consumers to purchase affordable high-end, premium or luxury items.
  • Sorbet
  • A frozen confectionery dessert that is made from sweetened water and is typically flavoured with fruit juice.
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