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Ice Cream Stores in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Ice Cream Stores

Operators in the Ice Cream Stores industry serve dessert-craving customers a range of frozen treats, including ice cream, gelato and sorbet, as well as variety of toppings, ranging from crushed candies to flavored syrups. Driven by growth in per capita disposable income, as well as increases in both per capita sugar and sweetener consumption and per capita dairy consumption, ice cream shops have experienced strong growth over the five years to 2018. Ice cream shop operators are expected to experience continued revenue growth over the five years to 2023.

This industry is comprised of establishments that prepare or serve ice cream, ice cream treats, sorbet and gelato. Purchases may be consumed on-site, taken out or delivered. Ice cream is made from dairy products or dairy alternatives, such as soy milk. Gelato generally has a lower butterfat content than ice cream, while sorbet is a sweetened water that is flavored with fruit. Most stores offer ice cream, ice cream treats and ice cream with toppings.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita dairy consumption
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (US industry-specifi c revenue) - financial performance*
    • Table Dunkin' Brands Inc. (US industry-specifi c revenue) – financial performance*
    • Table Cold Stone Creamery (US industry-specifi c revenue) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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