Overview

Soft serve: The popularity of ice cream will buoy demand, despite increased health consciousness

The Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing health consciousness in the United States has been the greatest threat to demand for ice cream and gelato
  • Ice cream and gelato franchises must now compete with frozen yogurt establishments for business
  • Industry operators are expected to continue adapting to health-conscious consumer trends

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Ice Cream and Gelato Store Franchises industry has increased during the current five-year period. 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. Industry revenue growth will be more subdued over the next five years, as competition from healthier, frozen yogurt substitutes intensifies. 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...

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    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 2016, the West is estimated to account for 24.2% of industry establishments, which is relatively high given that this region houses 17.2% of the US population. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry are

  • Being part of a franchising chain
  • Having a clear market position
  • Production of premium goods
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita dairy consumption and Price of milk in the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 nonfranchise 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 premises
    Ice cream and gelato served at table by server
    Self-service beverages
    Ice cream and gelato served through drive-through
    Ice cream and gelato for consumption off premises
    Beverages served for consumption off premises
    Industry Activities
    Selling ice cream
    Selling gelato
    Selling beverages

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita dairy consumption
  • Price of milk
  • Healthy eating index
  • Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Health consciousness
  • Rising competition
  • Demand remains
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Conscious consumers
  • Industry landscape
  • Intensified competition
  • Table: Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Furniture Wholesaling
  • Ice Cream Production
  • Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling
  • Refrigeration Equipment Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Ice cream and gelato served for consumption on premises
  • Ice cream and gelato for consumption off premises
  • Ice cream and gelato served through drive-through
  • Other
  • Self-service beverages
  • Beverages served for consumption off premises
  • Ice cream and gelato served at table by server
  • Chart: Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 12 and under
  • Consumers aged 55 and over
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 13 to 17
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Businesses and government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Dairy QueenBaskin-RobbinsCold Stone CreameryRita's Italian Ice
  • Table: Dairy Queen - financial performance
  • Table: Baskin-Robbins - financial performance
  • Table: Cold Stone Creamery - financial performance
  • Table: Rita's Italian Ice - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Ice Cream & Gelato Store Franchises Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita dairy consumption (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Homogenization
  • Homogenization is the process of creating a mixture of two mutually non-soluble liquids. This is done to prevent the separation of cream from the milk.
  • Pasteurization
  • Pasteurization is the process of heating food to specific temperatures before immediately cooling it to reduce pathogens.
  • Premium Ice Cream
  • Premium ice cream typically includes more butterfat and has additional air churned through it in the production process.
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