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Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises in the US: Market Research Report

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Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Market Research Report | Business Franchises | Food & Beverage Franchises | Dec 2013

Soft serve: Rising costs and increasing health consciousness will melt industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Baskin-Robbins Baskin-Robbins market share
Cold Stone Creamery Cold Stone Creamery market share
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen market share
Rita's Italian Ice Rita's Italian Ice market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-0.8%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
81,661
Businesses
7,698
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 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.

West

In 2013, 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

 


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What is the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry?

Industry operators primarily serve ice cream or gelato. Corporate-owned establishments and frozen yogurt stores are not included in this industry. Reports in IBISWorld’s Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude non-franchise data. These reports also show the total number of franchise outlets, franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. Our reports also highlight the largest franchisors by market share.

Industry Products
Ice cream and gelato served for consumption on premisesIce cream and gelato served at table by serverSelf-service beveragesIce cream and gelato served through drive-throughIce cream and gelato for consumption off premisesBeverages served for consumption off premises
 
Industry Activities
Selling ice creamSelling gelatoSelling beverages


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