Cat with the cream: Niche players have benefited from the popularity of premium ice cream

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry has performed strongly over the past five years. Revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 10.3% over the five years through 2016-17. Industry revenue is set to continue rising by 6.0% in 2016-17, to reach $997.4 million. 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 steady...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a high market share concentration. The industry four largest players, Peters Food Group, Regal Cream Products, Unilever Australia and Norco Co-operative, account for more than 80% of industry revenue. 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, smaller manufacturers that produce premium and niche ice cream brands also compete in the industry.

Niche ice creameries and gelato stores such as Gelato Messina and Gelatissimo have small market shares compared with the industry's major players, and specialise in premium scoop-and-serve ice cream in cups and cones. Rat..

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Industry Products

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
Frozen water ices or fruit ices
Frozen yoghurt

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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