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 will help companies develop products targeted toward healthier consumers, and rising incomes will support demand... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Growing health consciousness among consumers in recent years has placed downward pressure on demand for ice cream. However, some product segments have benefited from new health and food trends. Industry operators have also introduced new products to appeal to health-conscious consumers. Finally, the emergence of organic varieties of ice cream has boosted demand for industry goods.
Regular ice cream
Regular ice cream is estimated to account for 51.9% of industry revenue in 2014. Products in this segment include all ice cream products with at least 10.0% milk fat that are sold in pint-sized or larger containers. Most of these products are sold in quart, half-gallon or gallon containers at supermarkets and other retail channels... purchase to read more