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

IBISWorld’s Ice Cream Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.


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
  • Purchase costs are expected to rise due to higher anticipated domestic milk prices

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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Ice Cream Manufacturing industry is in the growth stage of its economic life cycle. Demand for a range of standard and premium ice cream products has increased dramatically over the past five years, which has prompted many new manufacturers to enter the industry. Barriers to entry are moderate due to the relative affordability of entry, which has allowed these new players to enter the industry.

    Industry value added, a measure of an industry's contribution to the wider economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 7.6% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This represents a substantial outperformance of the economy, with real GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.6% over the same period. This outperformance is characteristic of a growing industry.


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    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 adapt to change
  • 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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    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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Peters Food Group Pty LimitedRegal Cream Products Pty LimitedUnilever Australia (Holdings) Proprietary LimitedNorco 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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Ice Cream Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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