United Kingdom Ice Cream sector accounted for a volume share of 2.2% of the global market and 14% of the regional (Western Europe) market in 2016. The sector was valued at £2,877.4 Million (US$3,881.3 Million) in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during 2016-2021. The rising purchasing power of the consumers led by economic growth in the country is enabling them to spend more on high quality sweet treats such as Ice Cream. Per capita consumption of Ice Cream products stood at 6.9kg, which was high when compared to the global level (4kg) but was lower than the regional level (7.9kg), respectively, in 2016.
Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream was the largest with value sales of £ 1,730.4 Million (US$2,334.2 Million) in 2016. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period (2016-2021), while the Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve market is expected to record the fastest CAGR of 4.6%.
Hypermarkets & Supermarkets accounted for the leading share of 33.3% in the distribution of Ice Cream products in the UK, in 2016. On-trade transactions accounted for a share of 32.4% in the same year. It was followed by Convenience Stores and Food & Drinks Specialists which accounted for shares of 20.7% and 11.5%, respectively, in 2016. Flexible Packaging was the most commonly used package material in the UK Ice Cream sector with a share of 45.9% in 2016. It was followed by Paper & Board and Rigid Plastics with shares of 41% and 13.1% respectively.
Ben & Jerry`s is the leading brand in value terms in the UK Ice Cream sector. The top five brands in the sector accounted for a 22.4% value share, while private labels and artisanal producers held 24.8% and 3.4% value shares, respectively, in 2016. Health & Wellness attributes such as ‘Free From’ and ‘Naturally Healthy’ and consumer benefits such as ‘General Wellbeing’ and ‘Health Management’ are the most sought after Health & Wellness claims in the UK Ice Cream sector.
The report Country Profile: Ice Cream Sector in the UK provides insights on high growth markets to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.
In particular, this report provides the following -
Market data: Overall market value and volume data with growth analysis for 2011-2021. The overall market value and volume included in the report is split on the basis of On-trade and Off-trade.
Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for Artisanal Ice Cream, Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve, and Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream with inputs on individual category share within each market and the change in their market share forecast for 2016-2021.
Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels, including private label growth analysis from 2011-2016.
Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each market through distribution channels such as On-trade, Cash & Carries and warehouse Clubs, Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Food & Drinks Specialists, eRetailers and others.
Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each market, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Package material data for Glass, Flexible Packaging, Paper & Board, Rigid Plastics, and others; Pack data for: Carton, Film, Bag/Sachet, Tub, Wrapper, Bottle, and Tube.
Companies mentioned in this report: Unilever, General Mills, Inc, Mondelez International, Inc, Mars, Incorporated, Kelly`S Of Cornwall Ltd, Mackie’s of Scotland, Booja-Booja, Jude`s Ice Cream, Laverstoke Park Farm Ltd, Nestle.
The Ice Cream sector in the UK is forecast to grow at 3.8% CAGR in value terms during 2016-2021
Per capita consumption in the Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream market is noticeably higher compared to other markets in the UK
Hypermarkets & Supermarkets account for the leading share in the distribution of Ice Cream products in the UK
Ben & Jerry`s leads the UK Ice Cream sector in value terms
Flexible Packaging is the most commonly used package material in the UK Ice Cream sector
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Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities
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Access the key and most influential consumer trends driving Ice Cream products consumption, and how they influence consumer behavior in the market which will help determine the best audiences to target
Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion.