The Ice Cream and Gelato Store Franchises industry has been in slow decline during the five years to 2014. Several factors have been influencing demand for ice cream and gelato, especially the increasing health consciousness of consumers, higher input costs and the emergence of frozen yogurt. Moreover, the industry is expected to experience declining demand in the five years to 2019. Consumers are increasingly moving away from ice cream and gelato stores, as the level of health consciousness in the United States rises. However, ice cream and gelato's popularity during warm summer months is expected to cushion the industry from any serious declines in demand.
Industry operators primarily serve ice cream or gelato. Corporate-owned establishments and frozen yogurt stores are not included in this industry. Reports in IBISWorld’s Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude non-franchise data. These reports also show the total number of franchise outlets, franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. Our reports also highlight the largest franchisors by market share.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.