A high proportion of establishments in the Ice Cream Stores industry are operated under franchise agreements, which has contributed to industry growth in the past five years. During this time, steady growth in store numbers, particularly through franchises in regional areas, has helped the industry reach a larger market. With a wide range of products and markets to target, the Ice Cream Stores industry has been able to expand steadily. For example, Movenpick has franchises at the premium end of the market, offering customers a high-end in-store setting and premium products.
This industry includes retail outlets that prepare or serve ice cream, ice cream treats, gelato, yoghurt and sorbet. Purchases may be consumed on site, taken out or delivered. Ice cream, yoghurt and gelato are made from sugar, flavours and dairy products or dairy alternatives such as soy milk, while sorbet is made from water, sugar and fruit.
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.