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 Products Chapter
Companies in the Ice Cream and Gelato Store Franchises industry serve ice cream, gelato, beverages and other miscellaneous products. Ice cream and gelato is mostly served for consumption off premises, however, stores that serve for consumption on premises also exist. Other goods in this industry include items such as candy bars and chewing gum.
Over the past five years, the industry has experienced increased demand for premium and low-fat products. Increased discretionary spending, due to rising disposable income and consumer confidence, has caused individuals to purchase novelty flavors and high-end goods. Additionally, increasing health consciousness has caused some consumers to demand low-fat and non-fat products... purchase to read more