Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ice Cream and Gelato Store Franchises industry has been in slow decline during the five years to 2014. Several factors have been influencing demand for ice cream and gelato, especially the increasing health consciousness of consumers, higher input costs and the emergence of frozen yogurt. Moreover, the industry is expected to experience declining demand in the five years to 2019. Consumers are increasingly moving away from ice cream and gelato stores, as the level of health consciousness in the United States rises. However, ice cream and gelato's popularity during warm summer months is expected to cushion the industry from any serious declines in demand.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of Ice Cream and Gelato Franchise Stores correlates with the distribution of the overall US population and general weather patterns. Ice cream and gelato franchises are located in the most populated areas and, therefore, are predominantly situated in urban hubs where there is a large amount of traffic. Unsurprisingly, warm weather all year round makes the West the most populated area in the United States, followed by the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.
In 2014, the West is estimated to account for 18.8% of industry establishments, which is relatively high given that this region houses 17.1% of the US population... purchase to read more