The Ice Cream Production industry has melted under the pressure of challenging trading conditions and unfavourable weather during the past five years. Ice cream consumption has remained stagnant for over a decade, so any growth has been the result of product innovation and efforts to target home ice cream consumption. The weather plays an important role in demand for ice cream, particularly in the impulse segment, and some operators generate 70% of their revenue between April and September, so years when spring and summer weather is cooler and rainier than usual can bring significant problems.
Companies in this industry manufacture ice cream and other edible ice products such as sorbet and gelato. The industry excludes the activities of ice cream parlours and other retail sale of ice cream products.
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.