The industry includes retail outlets that primarily prepare or serve ice cream, ice cream treats, gelato, yoghurt, frozen yoghurt and sorbet. Purchases may be consumed on site, taken out or delivered. Ice cream, frozen yoghurt and gelato are made from sugar, flavours and dairy products or dairy alternatives such as soy milk, while sorbet is made from water, sugar and fruit. Some ice cream stores also sell other food and drink products, such as hot dogs, waffles, smoothies and milk shakes.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.