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 - Industry Products Chapter
Growing health consciousness among consumers in recent years has placed downward pressure on the 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 the demand for industry goods.
Bulk ice cream
Bulk ice cream is estimated to account for more than half of industry revenue in 2014. Products in this segment include half-gallon, gallon and larger tubs of ice cream purchased at supermarkets and various retail channels. Demand for this type of ice cream is relatively high and consumers are often willing to pay higher prices for half-gallon products... purchase to read more