Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Ice Cream and Gelato Store Franchises industry has been in slow decline during the five years to 2013. 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. This is because health conscious consumers are less likely to purchase ice cream and gelato. Furthermore, frozen yogurt has gained popularity as a substitute to ice cream and this increased competition has negatively impacted industry revenue. In the five years to 2018, the industry is expected to continue experiencing declining demand, as input prices and the level of health consciousness in the United States increases.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
A medium level of concentration characterizes the Ice Cream and Gelato Store Franchises industry. The top four players in the industry are estimated to account for 57.2% of industry revenue in 2013. However, it should be noted that revenue is attributable to the brand and not the company itself. Companies in the industry generate only a fraction of revenue through royalties and franchise fees, while the franchise holder generates other revenue. In 2013, Dairy Queen stands as the single largest industry player with 25.3% market share.
Over the past five years, the industry has become increasingly fragmented... purchase to read more