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Ice Cream Production in the US: Market Research Report

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Ice Cream Production Market Research Report | NAICS 31152 | Jun 2014

Sweet innovation: Healthier products and less volatile inputs will spur industry growth

IBISWorld’s Ice Cream Production 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$8bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.5%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
20,316
Businesses
369
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While ice cream production did not suffer significantly in the worst of the recession, manufacturers are shifting their focus to develop health-conscious and premium products that will boost demand and revenue. The prices of key inputs like milk and sugar will continue to threaten profit, but will be far less volatile than in previous years. Despite this threat, innovation and new techniques will help industry participants maintain growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry for the Ice Cream Production industry are moderate. The most significant barriers for new entrants is the high initial capital investment required to produce a large volume of ice cream. Due to the industry's reliance on equipment and automation, capital investments are substantial for even small-scale production facilities. Potential entrants also face the massive scale of the largest ice cream producers such as Nestle and Unilever. Although this industry's market share concentration is low, the leading industry operators enjoy a high degree of brand and customer loyalty. They also have considerable resources to invest in advertising and promotions to help grow and protect their market shares... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Ice Cream Production Industry?

Operators in this industry make ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, frozen tofu and other frozen desserts (except frozen bakery foods, which are included in the Bread Production industry (IBISWorld report 31181). The majority of raw inputs are sourced from the Dairy Farms industry (IBISWorld report 11212) and the Sugar Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 31131).

Industry Products
Bulk ice creamNovelty ice creamLow-fat and nonfat ice creamOther frozen desserts
 
Industry Activities
Bulk ice creamNovelty ice cream Frozen fruit popsLow-fat and nonfat ice creamFrozen yogurtFlavored iceSherbetOther frozen desserts (except bakery)


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