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 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