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 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 55.5% of industry revenue in 2014. However, 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 2014, Dairy Queen stands as the single largest industry player with 25.5% market share.
Over the past five years, the industry has become increasingly fragmented... purchase to read more