Bulk dairy ice cream is expected to remain the largest ice cream category in South Africa in the forecast period, thanks to its value and variety. However, the category is nearing maturity, with a strong presence of both brands and private label.
The outlook for ice cream is optimistic over the forecast period, with growth expected mainly thanks to the continued growth of bulk dairy ice cream, which is the biggest category. It is expected that as incomes become constrained, entertainment will move more into the home, which will boost the performance of bulk dairy ice cream.
The South African government is concerned about the healthcare system in South Africa, due to the burden from the rising incidence of obesity and heart disease. Current legislation is therefore under review to determine how to ensure proper nutrition amongst the population and less reliance on ultra-processed foods.
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Ice cream is the aggregation of frozen yoghurt, impulse ice cream, unpackaged ice cream and take-home ice cream. Frozen desserts is included in the project Staples. Includes: Non-dairy ice creams (for example, soy or rice-based products, as well as any other dairy-alternative ice creams), should be tracked alongside dairy ice cream in the relevant product subcategory. Rice and soy can be used as dairy substitutes in the manufacture of ice cream, but the product is still equivalent in terms of positioning/marketing and consumer target to standard dairy ice cream.See All of Our Definitions
This report originates from Passport, our Ice Cream research and analysis database.
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