Cherry on top: The increasing popularity of premium gelato stores is driving industry growth

IBISWorld’s Ice Cream Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

A high proportion of establishments in the Ice Cream Stores industry are operated under franchise agreements. Steady growth in store numbers over the past five years, particularly through franchises in regional areas, has helped the industry to reach a larger market. With a wide range of products and markets to target, the industry has been able to expand steadily over the period. Industry growth has also been driven by a greater number of ice cream stores providing high-end, premium and gourmet ice cream products. Some of these stores manufacture gelato by hand and follow traditional Italian recipes, attracting a large and loyal following. These ice cream and gelato stores are able to charge higher prices, resulting in higher profit margins...

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What is the Ice Cream Stores industry?

The industry sells a wide range of ice cream and related products to final consumers. The main product segments for the industry are hard-serve ice cream, soft-serve ice cream, gelato, yoghurt products, ice cream sundaes, ice cream cakes and sorbet. Additionally, many ice cream stores offer a variety of other food and drinks.

Hard-serve ice cream

The largest industry product segment is hard-serve ice cream. This includes traditional ice cream that is scooped from an ice cream tub and placed in a cone or small cup. There are hundreds of available hard-serve ice cream flavours at the basic and gourmet ends of the market, with growth expected in the premium hard-serve market as companies develop new and exotic flavours to gain new customers and retain existing ones. IBI...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Ice cream sundaes
Ice cream cakes
Soft-serve ice cream
Hard-serve ice cream
Yoghurt products
Other food and drink products
Examples of brands in this Industry
Cold Rock Ice Creamery
Mr Whippy
New Zealand Natural

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
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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