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Country Profile: Ice Cream Sector in the US

Country Profile: Ice Cream Sector in the US

Summary

United States Ice Cream sector accounted for a volume share of 36.5% of the global market and 93.5% of the regional (North America) market in 2016. The sector was valued at US$56,953.7 Million in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 2.3% during 2016-2021. Rising health-consciousness among consumers, shift in consumer preference towards health & wellness products and indulgence towards novelty Ice Creams are the key growth drivers for the Ice Cream sector in the country. Per capita consumption of Ice Cream products stood at 23kg, which is high when compared to the global and North America levels of 4kg and 16.5kg, respectively, in 2016.

‘Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream’ was the largest with value sales of US$31,282.0Million in 2016. The market is expected to register the fastest growth at a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period (2016-2021).

On-trade transactions account for the majority share in the distribution of Ice Cream products in the US. In 2016, On-trade transactions held a 80.3% value share, followed by Hypermarkets & Supermarkets with a 12.9% share. Food & Drinks Specialists and Convenience Stores accounted for shares of 5.1% and 1.5%, respectively, in the same year. Rigid Plastics is the most commonly used packaging material in the US Ice Cream sector. In 2016, it accounted for a volume share of 42.5%, followed by Paper & Board and Flexible Packaging with volume shares of 32% and 25.5%, respectively.

Blue Bell is the leading brand in the US Ice Cream sector. The top five brands in the sector accounted for a 25.5% value share, while private labels and artisanal producersheld14.3% and 10.3% value shares, respectively, in 2016. ‘Food Minus’ is an important Health & Wellness product attribute, while ‘Weight & Shape Management’ is the most sought after consumer benefit in the US Ice Cream sector.

The report Country Profile: Ice Cream Sector in the US 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 analysis -

  • 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: Beyond Better Foods LLC., Coolhaus, Focus Brands, Nestle, Mars, Incorporated, Turkey Hill Dairy, Unilever, Wells Enterprises, Inc., J&J Snack Foods Corp., Adirondack Creamery Inc, Agave Dream, Blue Bell Creameries, L.P., Blue Marble Ice Cream, Ciao Bella Gelato Company, Inc., Conagra Foods, Inc., Dairy Farmers Of America, Inc., Dean Foods, Dunkin` Donuts, Eden Creamery LLC., Graeter`s Inc., Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream Company, LLC, McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, Mikawaya, LLC., Oregon Ice Cream Co., Perry’s Ice Cream Co., Inc, Prairie Farms Dairy, Rich Products Corporation, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, The Fresh Ice Cream Company LLC, The Hershey Company, Three Twins Organic, Inc., Tillamook County Creamery Association, Tropicale Foods, Inc. , Sharon`s Sorbet Inc.

Scope
  • Of the three markets analysed, ‘Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream’ is the largest as well as fastest growing category, registering a CAGR of 2.7% during 2011-2016
  • On-trade transactions accounted for more than three-fourth of share in the distribution of Ice Cream products in the country
  • Carton - Folding is the only primary outer type used in the US Ice Cream sector
  • Kids & Babies and Older Consumers together accounted for more than half share in the consumption of Ice Cream
Reasons to buy
  • Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis
  • Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities
  • Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning
  • Manufacturers can identify the opportunities to position products with H&W attributes/benefits
  • 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.


1. Report Scope
2. Executive summary
3. The US in the global and regional context
3.1. The US share in the Global and North American Ice Cream sector
3.2. The US compared to other leading countries in North America
4. Market size analysis - Ice Cream sector
4.1. Value and volume analysis - Ice Cream sector in the US
4.2. Per capita consumption -the US compared to North America and globally
4.3. Value and volume analysis by markets in the Ice Cream sector
4.4. Growth analysis by markets
5. Market and category analysis
5.1. Per capita consumption analysis by markets
5.2. Market analysis: Artisanal Ice Cream
5.3. Market analysis: Impulse Ice Cream-Single Serve
5.4. Market analysis: Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream
6. Distribution analysis
6.1. Distribution channel share analysis: Ice Cream sector
6.2. Distribution channel share analysis: Artisanal Ice Cream
6.3. Distribution channel share analysis: Impulse Ice Cream-Single Serve
6.4. Distribution channel share analysis: Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream
7. Competitive landscape
7.1. Brand share analysis by sector
7.2. Brand share analysis by markets
7.3. Brand share analysis by category
7.3.1. Impulse Ice Cream-Single Serve
7.3.2. Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream
7.4. Private label share analysis
8. Health & Wellness analysis
8.1. Market size analysis by Health & Wellness claims
8.2. Market share analysis - Health & Wellness product attributes
8.3. Market size analysis - Health & Wellness consumer benefits
8.4. Leading companies in the US Health & Wellness market
9. Packaging analysis
9.1. Packaging share and growth analysis by package material
9.2. Packaging share analysis by package material
9.3. Packaging share and growth analysis by pack type
9.4. Packaging share analysis by pack type
9.5. Packaging share and growth analysis by closure type
9.6. Packaging share analysis by closure type
9.7. Packaging share and growth analysis by primary outer type
9.8. Packaging share analysis by primary outer type
10. Macroeconomic analysis
10.1. GDP per Capita
10.2. Population and population growth
10.3. Consumer Price Index
10.4. Population breakdown by age
11. Consumergraphics
11.1. Consumption by Gender
11.2. Consumption by Age
11.3. Consumption by Education
11.4. Consumption by Degree of Urbanization
12. Methodology
13. Definitions
14. Appendix
15. About GlobalData
16. Disclaimer
17. Contact Us
List of Tables
Table 1: Growth analysis by markets, 2016-2021
Table 2: Value analysis of Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve market by categories, 2011-2021
Table 3: Volume analysis of Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve market by categories, 2011-2021
Table 4: Value analysis of Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream market by categories, 2011-2021
Table 5: Volume analysis of Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream market by categories, 2011-2021
Table 6: Brand Value and Volume - Ice Cream sector, 2016
Table 7: Brand Value and Volume - Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve market, 2016
Table 8: Brand Value and Volume - Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream market, 2016
Table 9: Brand Value and Volume - Dairy-Based category
Table 10: Brand Value and Volume - Water-Based category
Table 11: Brand Value and Volume - Dairy-Based category
Table 12: Brand Value and Volume - Water-Based category
Table 13: Consumption of Ice Cream by Gender and markets (Kg Million,2016)
Table 14: Consumption of Ice Cream by age and markets (Kg Million, 2016)
Table 15: Consumption of Ice Cream by education and markets (Kg Million, 2016)
Table 16: Consumption of Ice Cream by urbanization and markets (Kg Million, 2016)
Table 17: Market Definitions
Table 18: Category Definitions
Table 19: Channel Definitions
Table 20: Health & Wellness: Product Attributes-Food Minus
Table 21: Health & Wellness: Product Attributes - Free From
Table 22: Health & Wellness: Product Attributes - Functional & Fortified
Table 23: Health & Wellness: Product Attributes - Naturally Healthy
Table 24: Health & Wellness: Product Attributes - Food Intolerance
Table 25: Health & Wellness: Consumer Benefits - Health Management
Table 26: Health & Wellness: Analysis by Consumer Benefits
Table 27: Health & Wellness: Consumer Benefits - Performance
Table 28: Market Value for Artisanal Ice Cream - by category (US$ Million) 2011-2021
Table 29: Market Volume for Artisanal Ice Cream - by category (Kg Million) 2011-2021
Table 30: Market Value for Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve - by category (US$ Million) 2011-2021
Table 31: Market Volume for Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve - by category (Kg Million) 2011-2021
Table 32: Market Value for Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream - by category (US$ Million) 2011-2021
Table 33: Market Volume for Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream - by category (Kg Million) 2011-2021
Table 34: Sector Value for Ice Cream - by market (US$ Million) 2011-2021
Table 35: Sector Volume for Ice Cream - by market (Kg Million) 2011-2021
Table 36: Ice Cream Sales Distribution in the US- by Markets (US$ Million), 2016
Table 37: Key Health & Wellness product attributes driving sales in the US(US$ Million)
Table 38: Key Health & Wellness consumer benefits driving sales in the US (US$ Million)
Table 39: Package Material (in Million pack units)
Table 40: Pack Type (in Million pack units)
Table 41: Closure Type (in Million pack units)
Table 42: Primary Outer Type (in Million pack units)
Table 43: Exchange Rates: (US$-US$), 2011-2021
Table 44: GDP Per Capita (US$)
Table 45: Population
Table 46: Consumer Price Index
Table 47: Age Profile (Millions of Persons)
List of Figures
Figure 1: Volume share of the US in the global and North American Ice Cream sector, 2011-2021
Figure 2: The US compared to the other top two countries in North America - market size, growth, and competitive landscape
Figure 3: Market size analysis by value and volume, Ice Cream sector, 2011-2021
Figure 4: Per capita consumption in the US compared to global and North American average, 2011-2021
Figure 5: Value and volume growth analysis by markets, 2016-2021
Figure 6: Per capita consumption (by markets) in the US compared to global and North American average, 2016
Figure 7: Value and volume growth analysis, Artisanal Ice Cream market, 2011-2021
Figure 8: Value and volume growth analysis, Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve market, 2011-2021
Figure 9: Value and volume growth analysis, Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream market, 2011-2021
Figure 10: Distribution channel share, Ice Cream sector, 2011-2016
Figure 11: Distribution channel share, Artisanal Ice Cream market, 2011-2016
Figure 12: Distribution channel share, Impulse Ice Cream-Single Serve market, 2011-2016
Figure 13: Distribution channel share, Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream market, 2011-2016
Figure 14: Leading brands in the US Ice Cream sector, value and volume share, 2016
Figure 15: Leading brands in the Impulse Ice Cream-Single Serve market, value and volume share, 2016
Figure 16: Leading brands in the Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream market, value and volume share, 2016
Figure 17: Private label penetration by markets (value terms), 2016
Figure 18: Growth analysis, private label and brands, (2011-2016)
Figure 19: Value of Health & Wellness claims by market, US$ million, 2016-2021
Figure 20: Value analysis by Health & Wellness product attributes, 2016
Figure 21: Volume analysis by Health & Wellness product attributes, 2016
Figure 22: Value analysis by Health & Wellness consumer benefits, 2016
Figure 23: Volume analysis by Health & Wellness consumer benefits, 2016
Figure 24: Leading companies in the Health & Wellness market by value, 2016 -Impulse Ice Cream - Single Serve
Figure 25: Leading companies in the Health & Wellness market by value, 2016 -Take-Home and Bulk Ice Cream
Figure 26: Packaging share and growth analysis by package material, 2011-2021
Figure 27: Use of package material by markets (in pack units), 2016
Figure 28: Packaging share and growth analysis by pack type, 2011-2021
Figure 29: Use of pack type by markets (in pack units), 2016
Figure 30: Packaging share and growth analysis by closure type, 2011-2021
Figure 31: Use of closure type by markets (in pack units), 2016
Figure 32: Packaging share and growth analysis by primary outer type, 2011-2021
Figure 33: Use of primary outer type by markets (in pack units), 2016
Figure 34.1: Relative comparison of countries based on PEST analysis
Figure 34.2: Relative comparison of countries based on PEST analysis
Figure 34.3: Relative comparison of countries based on PEST analysis
Figure 35: The US GDP per capita, 2011-2016
Figure 36: Population growth in the US, 2011-2016
Figure 37: Consumer Price Index, the US, 2010-2016
Figure 38: Age Profile, the US, 2016
Figure 39: Consumption of Ice Cream by Gender, the US,2016
Figure 40: Consumption of Ice Cream by age, the US, 2016
Figure 41: Consumption of Ice Cream by education, the US, 2016
Figure 42: Consumption of Ice Cream by urbanization, the US, 2016
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