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Ice cream market research

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the ice cream category within the packaged food industry.  We monitor and analyse industry trends around the world, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” qualitative analysis; down to specific category data. 

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Our ice cream market research answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of ice cream?
  • What are the major brands in ice cream?
  • How are manufacturers moving consumers from seasonal to year-round consumption, especially in emerging markets?
  • How is domestic freezer penetration influencing consumption in emerging markets?
  • With economic recovery far from guaranteed, are consumers cutting back on impulse and indulgence food items like ice cream?

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Country Report

Ice Cream in Hong Kong, China

Ice cream recorded current value growth of 5% in 2014, better than the performance seen in 2013. This was mainly due to the continuation of the trend of consumers trading up to premium ice cream. The rising disposable income levels of the majority of...

Mar 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Indonesia

The already high penetration of ice cream in Indonesia meant that manufacturers had limited options other than to extend innovation and launch new products to boost volume sales in Indonesia. Following the success of new products launched in 2013, ...

Mar 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Baby Food and Dairy

This second part of the global Nestlé SA profile covers the company’s operations most associated with health and wellness, and introduces Nestlé’s presence, opportunities and challenges in these market categories. Nestlé should strengthen its ...

Mar 2015 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Hershey Co, The in Packaged Food

Hershey will benefit from strong value growth in the United States, which is the company’s central focus. Whilst a justified criticism would be that there is too much reliance on the US, there have been some efforts to grow abroad, particularly in ...

Mar 2015 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Japan

While summer in 2014 was cooler than 2013, ice cream continued to register steady value growth of 3% due to the popularity of premium ice cream among adults. Traditionally, ice cream was a snack for children. However, in response to the declining ...

Mar 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Nestlé SA in Packaged Food: Business Priorities

This profile of Nestlé SA is published in three parts. The first part covers the company’s key strategic objectives and challenges, and its global packaged food market assessment. Given Nestlé’s wide-ranging global packaged food operations, the group...

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Company Profile

Unilever Group in Packaged Food

In recent years, Unilever has disposed of several of its food brands, including Bertolli, Ragu and Slim Fast, prompting speculation that it could be preparing for the sales of its Foods business. While the recent divestments have improved Unilever’s ...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in Azerbaijan

In summer 2014, ice cream welcomed a large number of new launches both from domestic players and international manufacturers. The promotion of local brands, however, remained more notable. The mass-media supports the positioning of ice cream as a ...

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Ice Cream in Ukraine

Ice cream sales in Ukraine are seasonally affected, with consumption increasing during the hot summer season. Take-home ice cream and impulse ice cream are subject to different types of seasonality. Traditionally, the share of take-home ice cream ...

Mar 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has a very dry and hot climate, which can reach more than 50 degrees Celsius in summer. The warm season starts as early as March and continues until late October. This creates very favourable conditions for cooling products and ice cream ...

Feb 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Slovakia

Sales of ice cream rose by 2% in current value terms in 2014, reaching €72 million. Sales were driven by rising average unit prices and strengthening purchasing power among Slovak households. Consumers increasingly sought higher-quality brands, which...

Feb 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Barilla Holding SpA in Packaged Food

Barilla has ambitious growth plans, with aims to double its revenues by 2020. The company aims to achieve this goal through a focus on its core pasta, sauces and ready meals business specifically in emerging markets, and above all Brazil and China ...

Feb 2015 | US$525 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Taiwan

Growth in retail volume sales of ice cream in 2014 was marginal, and slower than in 2013. This was mainly due to stiff competition from foodservice operators, particularly convenience stores offering budget priced soft ice cream. The soft ice cream ...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in Italy

Ice cream declined marginally in retail volume during 2014. Sales of ice cream were negatively affected by the adverse weather conditions prevailed in Italy during summer 2014, especially during July and August, when the bulk of ice cream sales are ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Turkey

In 2014 ice cream registers stronger value growth when compared with 2013 growth. The main impetus behind stronger growth is the new product launches and successful marketing activities by the leading companies. The ice cream consumption in Turkey ...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in Portugal

After making a splash in foodservice over the last couple of years of the review period, frozen yoghurt was destined to succeed as a packaged food product. It more than delivered. Frozen yoghurt was already present in supermarkets and hypermarkets ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Company Profile

Mars Inc in Packaged Food

Mars is a global leader in confectionery, with a particularly strong presence in chocolate confectionery and gum. The company is highly geared towards the US, but also has a strong presence in China. The Middle East has become a new area of focus for...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Performance within ice cream in 2014 is expected to be better than during the review period. Weather is an important factor influencing overall annual consumption of ice cream. During 2013, the summer was colder than average. However, in 2014 weather...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in the Czech Republic

Although price sensitivity amongst Czech consumers is visible also in ice cream, it is not as strong as in other packaged food areas as ice cream is perceived to be a small indulgence and a sensual delight. As a result, quality is becoming ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Belgium

A mild winter and better weather during the spring and early summer in 2014 meant excellent conditions for high sales of ice cream. Nonetheless, manufacturers are encouraging year-round consumption of ice cream as an indulgence product, thanks to a ...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in the Netherlands

Ice cream sales were driven by the trend towards indulgence in 2014. Consumers sought ways to indulge themselves, which ice cream provided. The trend was fuelled by companies, such as Unilever, as it placed strong emphasis on indulgence, for example ...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in Nigeria

Ice cream sales increased by a strong 14% in current retail value terms in 2014. This improvement is underpinned by rising disposable incomes and the growing adoption of Western consumption habits by Nigerian consumers. New product and packaging ...

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Ice Cream in Uruguay

Consumers’ purchasing power has kept increasing in real terms during 2014, which has allowed companies to increase their prices across every ice cream category without seriously compromising retail volume sales, and thus fuel overall retail value ...

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Ice Cream in Pakistan

2014 saw the launch of many new products and services by manufacturers. One of the highlights was the launch of Wall’s One Hour Home Delivery service for consumers in Karachi and Lahore by Unilever Pakistan Ltd. Consumers can shop online or place the...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in Iran

The key trend in ice cream in 2014 was the increased popularity of packaged ice cream compared with artisanal products. More diversification of products, with wide activities by key existing suppliers, such as Mihan Dairy and Kalleh Dairy, and ...

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Country Report

Ice Cream in China

Ice cream benefited from rising disposable income levels during the review, which encouraged consumers to trade up within ice cream. Consumers of all income groups also became more willing to spend money on indulgent treats such as ice cream. ...

Jan 2015 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Guatemala

In 2014, ice cream current value sales are expected to increase by 9% to reach GTQ702 million. Guatemala’s tropical climate allows ice cream to be eaten year round. However, companies like Helados Sarita take advantage of the hot months of March and...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Bulgaria

In 2014, ice cream is set to increase by a healthy 5% in total volume terms, compared with a stale performance over the review period. Expected growth in 2014 comes after a decline in the previous three years in total volume terms. Stagnation of the ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Russia

Ice cream is developed in Russia. Many companies produce ice cream in Russia and competition is strong. Large companies use advertising and promotion as well as wide distribution to keep their leading positions. Consumers pay much attention to ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Costa Rica

Ice cream benefits from approved free trade agreements, which have paved the way for international brands to compete within the local market, such as Nicaragua, Guatemala, the US (US bestseller brands) and even Italy, in the case of premium ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Hungary

Although a popular indulgence product, ice cream’s performance depends strongly on the weather, as consumption is highly seasonal. In 2014, the summer was not as hot or long as in previous years, while unit price growth also slowed. As a result, ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Brazil

Ice cream companies are putting efforts into continuously maintaining consumers’ interest in ice cream by their willingness to create new consumption occasions, especially when it comes to dessert options. Among ways of achieving this goal, ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Ecuador

As the industry is no longer a monopoly for Unilever Andina Ecuador SA, in order to keep customers interested, companies need to be in constant movement and innovation. This is why at the beginning of 2014 Unilever launched its Magnum Store, which ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Croatia

In terms of innovation, many players in ice cream appear to have given up on challenging the leading player. Ledo dd has singlehandedly created the “climate” in ice cream, relentlessly launching new flavours, running sweepstakes and communicating ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Chile

Consumers’ growing sophistication and disposable incomes towards the end of the review period have enhanced their willingness to buy premium products, such as ice cream, to better their lifestyle quality. Product-awareness has increased as a result ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Bolivia

Economic conditions in Bolivia are allowing consumers to spend their disposable income on products which are not considered essential. Ice cream is consumed in Bolivia even during winter. In colder areas of Bolivia, winter tends to be warm during the...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Food Packaging Prospects in Europe: The Search for Added Value

Over 2014, Europe is set to see a positive but low 1% increase in retail volumes of food packaging. Manufacturers operating in Europe increasingly need to provide packaging solutions that deliver a greater value offering. While flexible plastic will ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,200 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Peru

During 2014 ice cream is expected to see a very similar growth rate to that seen in 2013 in current value terms. Compared with the projected review period average, 2014’s value growth will be slightly lower because of the relatively few innovations ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Austria

Ice cream is an established treat in Austria, benefiting both from its position as an affordable indulgence, and the presence of a number of artisanal ice cream producers which have a long-standing tradition in ice cream making. Artisanal ice cream ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in South Africa

The South African ice cream category is being driven by two distinct factors, indulgence and refreshment. Thus, dairy-based ice cream has seen the entry of more indulgent brands and flavours. These carry a high unit price, comparable to premium ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in the United Arab Emirates

The category witnessed further premiumisation, strongly supported by the ice cream parlour outlets of two major brands in this category, Baskin-Robbins and Häagen-Dazs. Both brands had a broad network of outlets, leading to wide awareness in the ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Argentina

Improving economies and increasing demand for chocolate have been credited with boosting cocoa butter prices. The price of cocoa butter, which comes from Côte d’Ivoire, Brazil, Ecuador and Thailand, soared in 2013-2014, causing many local brands to ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Algeria

The key trends to stimulate growth within ice cream in 2014 in Algeria were the continued launch of new products within this category, particularly within ice cream desserts and consequently the rise in consumption of ice cream, not only as a ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in France

The favourable weather conditions during spring and summer 2014 were highly conducive to ice cream consumption. In addition, innovation in terms of mini formats, premium attributes and brand extension practices contributed to revamping the interests ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Mexico

Frozen yoghurt is expected to be the fastest-growing category in 2014 with 3% volume growth. This category has seen strong support by the leading company in the category, Grupo Nutrisa SA de CV. Nutrisa was recently purchased by Grupo Herdez SA de ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Germany

The success of ice cream in terms of retail current value and volume sales continues to be much more influenced by the weather than is the case in most other packaged food categories. Sales suffered from rather weak temperatures and many rainy days ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in the US

The predicted volume decline and flat value growth of ice cream in 2014 are largely the result of long running factors, such as a recovering economy, as well as new ones, like inconsistent weather. A rise in consumer confidence and incomes allowed ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Estonia

Growing consumer confidence continues to impact ice cream sales in a positive way as Estonians have started spending more freely on indulgence categories. Furthermore, sales have been heavily boosted by the warm summer weather. In addition, the ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in Norway

Retail volume and current value growth rates for ice cream in 2014 are both expected to be up slightly on 2013. This improvement will be mainly due to strong growth in demand for multipack take-home ice cream products, particularly multipack dairy ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Ice Cream in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is witnessing a rapidly evolving retail infrastructure. Supermarkets and hypermarkets are not only providing profitable avenues for the companies inside the Kingdom but through their own distributors, introducing products generally not ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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