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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 Investment Chapter

The Ice Cream and Gelato Store Franchises industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2013, industry operators are expected to spend about $0.18 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labor. Typically, the most significant capital costs include production equipment such as batch freezers, mixers and industrial-grade machinery. These costs vary with the size of equipment, but they can be quite significant. This s because ice cream batch freezers can range from $10,000 to $18,700, and soft-serve ice cream machines can cost operators anywhere from $6,300 to $19,000... 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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