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Country Profile: Ice cream in the US

Country Profile: Ice cream in the US

Summary

The ice cream sector in the US is led by the ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ category in both value and volume terms. Furthermore, the ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ category is also expected to register the fastest growth in both value and volume terms, during 2017-2022. Hypermarkets & supermarkets accounted for the leading share in the distribution of ice cream products in the country. Rigid plastics is the most commonly used package material, followed by paper & board. Blue Bell Creameries, Wells Enterprises, Inc. and Unilever are the leading market players in the US ice cream sector.

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the Ice cream sector in the US provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?

  • Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2012-2022
  • 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 segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2017-2022
  • Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels in value terms in 2017
  • Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as hypermarkets & supermarkets, food & drinks specialists, convenience stores, dollar stores, variety stores & general merchandise retailers, and others
  • Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Pack material data for flexible packaging, paper & board, rigid metal and others; pack type data for: box, film, tub, wrapper and bag/sachet.
Scope
  • The per capita consumption of ice cream is higher in the US compared to global and regional levels in 2017
  • Per capita consumption of ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ is higher when compared to other ice cream products in the US
  • Hypermarkets & supermarkets is the leading distribution channel in the US ice cream sector
  • Rigid plastics is the most commonly used pack material in the US ice cream sector
  • Older consumers account for the leading share in the consumption of ice cream in the US.
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
  • 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
  • The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
  • Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rural-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labor market and demographic trends.


Report scope
Executive summary
The US in the global and regional context
The US in the global and North America ice cream sector
The US compared to Canada in North America
Per capita consumption and expenditure - The US compared to North America and global levels
Sector analysis - ice cream
Country snapshot - ice cream sector in the US
Value and volume analysis - ice cream sector in the US
Cross category comparison - value and growth rate
Change in category share by value
Cross category comparison - volume and growth rate
Change in category share by volume
Per capita consumption analysis by category
Category analysis: artisanal ice cream
Category analysis: impulse ice cream - single serve
Segment analysis (in value and volume terms): impulse ice cream - single serve
Category analysis: take-home and bulk ice cream
Segment analysis (in value and volume terms): take-home and bulk ice cream
Distribution analysis
Distribution channel share analysis: ice cream
Distribution channel share analysis by category
Competitive landscape
Brand share analysis by sector
Brand share analysis by category
Private label share analysis by category
Growth of private labels compared to branded products
Degree of consolidation/fragmentation by category
Health & wellness
Health & wellness trend analysis
Health & wellness market analysis by product attribute
Health & wellness market analysis by consumer benefit
Category comparison - with health & wellness and without health & wellness claims
Packaging analysis
Pack material
Pack type
Closure type
Primary outer type
Consumergraphics
Demographic analysis
Macroeconomic analysis
Economic summary, labor market trends, and demographic trends
GlobalData country risk index (GCRI)
Methodology
Definitions
Appendix
List of Tables
Country snapshot - leading value and volume categories
Cross category comparison - by value (2012-2022)
Cross category comparison - by volume (2012-2022)
Per capita consumption (by category), the US compared to North America and global levels (in kg), 2017
Impulse ice cream - single serve - value analysis by segment, 2012-2022
Impulse ice cream - single serve - volume analysis by segment, 2012-2022
Take-home and bulk ice cream - value analysis by segment, 2012-2022
Take-home and bulk ice cream - volume analysis by segment, 2012-2022
Change in distribution share, 2012-2017
Category comparison- with health & wellness and without health& wellness claims, 2012-2017
Performance overview (score: 1-100)
Category value and volume data, by segment
Per capita consumption (in kg), 2012-2022
Per capita expenditure, 2012-2022
Ice cream sales distribution in the US - by category, 2017
Brand share (in value and volume terms) in the ice cream sector, 2017
Brand share (in value and volume terms) in the ice cream sector by category, 2017
Key health & wellness product attributes driving sales in the US, 2012-2022
Key health & wellness consumer benefits driving sales in the US, 2012-2022
Pack material (in million pack units), 2012-2022
Pack materials by category (in million pack units), 2017
Pack type (in million pack units), 2012-2022
Pack types by category (in million pack units), 2017
Closure type (in million pack units), 2012-2022
Closure types by category (in million pack units), 2017
Primary outer type (in million pack units), 2012-2022
Primary outer types by category (in million pack units), 2017
Real GDP and annual growth (%), 2014-2022
Nominal GDP and annual growth (%), 2014-2022
Consumer price inflation (%), 2014-2022
Employed people and unemployment rate (%), 2014-2022
Household consumption expenditure and annual growth (%), 2014-2022
Population and annual growth (%), 2014-2022
Population by age group (%)
Population by gender (%)
Population by rural-urban split (%)
Exchange rates, 2012-2022
List of Figures
Value and volume share of the US in the global and North America ice cream sector, 2017-2022
The US compared to Canada in terms of market share, growth, and competitive landscape
PCC comparison - the US, North America, and global, 2012-2022
PCE comparison - the US, North America, and global, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, ice cream sector, 2012-2022
Cross category comparison - by value growth rate (2012-2022)
Change in category share (in value terms), 2017-2022
Cross category comparison - by volume growth rate (2012-2022)
Change in category share (in volume terms), 2017-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, ‘artisanal ice cream’ category, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, ‘impulse ice cream - single serve’ category, 2012-2022
Market size and growth analysis by value and volume, ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ category, 2012-2022
Share of key distribution channels, 2017 - ice cream
Key distribution channel share by category, 2017
Leading brands (in value and volume terms) in the ice cream sector, 2017
Leading brands (in value and volume terms) by category in the ice cream sector, 2017
Private label penetration by category (in value terms), 2017
Growth analysis, private label and brands, 2012-2017
Category-wise consolidation/fragmentation (in value terms) - ice cream, 2017
Value of health & wellness claims by category, 2017-2022
Contribution of health & wellness by product attributes, 2017-2022
Contribution of health & wellness by consumer benefits, 2017-2022
Key pack materials in the US ice cream sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key pack material, 2012-2022
Use of pack material by category (in pack units), 2017
Key pack types in the US ice cream sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key pack type, 2012-2022
Use of pack type by category (in pack units), 2017
Key closure types in the US ice cream sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key closure type, 2012-2022
Use of closure type by category (in pack units), 2017
Key primary outer typed in the US ice cream sector, percentage share of pack units, 2017
Annual growth rate by key primary outer type, 2012-2022
Use of primary outer type by category (in pack units), 2017
Demographic analysis
Real GDP value and annual growth (%)
Nominal GDP value and annual growth (%)
Consumer price inflation (%)
Household consumption expenditure growth (%)
Population (millions) and annual growth (%)
Population by age group (%)
Population by gender (%)
Population by rural-urban split (%)
Employed people (millions) and unemployment rate (%)
Five lowest risk nations in GCRI Q3 2017
Five highest risk nations in GCRI Q3 2017
Country risk analysis - the US compared to North America and the world

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