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Ice Cream Market in the US 2016-2020

About the Ice Cream Market in the US

The ice cream market in the US comprises the take-home, impulse, and artisanal ice cream segments. The take-home ice cream segment led the market in 2015 with a 63.75% share. Increases in disposable income and impulse purchases, the introduction of new flavors, and consumption of ice-cream as a snack drive the consumption of ice cream products.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the Ice Cream Market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 2.09% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Ice Cream Market in the US for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through sales of ice cream through retail stores such as supermarkets and hypermarkets, specialist retailers, convenience stores, service stations, and others (cash-and-carry retailers, vending machines, discounters).Technavio's report, Ice Cream Market in the US 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Nestlé USA
  • Turkey Hill
  • Unilever USA
  • Wells Enterprises


  • Amy’s Ice Creams, Bliss Unlimited, Kroger Co, Klondike, Lucerne Foods, Marina ice cream, Mikawaya, Oregon Ice Cream, Rich Ice Cream, Three Twins Ice Cream, Tillamook, and Weight Watchers International.
Other prominent vendors
  • Amy’s Ice Creams
  • Bliss Unlimited
  • Kroger Co
  • Klondike
  • Lucerne Foods
  • Marina Ice Cream
  • Mikawaya
  • Oregon Ice Cream
  • Rich Ice Cream
  • Three Twins Ice Cream
  • Tillamook
  • Weight Watchers
Market driver
  • Increased demand for private-label products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increased competition from frozen yogurt brands
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased demand for premium ice cream products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Ice Cream Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Ice Cream Market: Blue Bell Creameries, General Mills, Mars, Nestlé, Lotte Confectionary, and Unilever.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Amul, Amy's Ice Creams, Bliss Unlimited, China Mengniu Dairy, Dean Foods, FrieslandCampina, Grupo Lala, Marina Ice Cream, Mikawaya, Oregon Ice Cream, Rich Ice Cream, So Delicious Dairy Free, Spoldzielnia Mleczarska Mlekovita, Three Twins Ice Cream, Tillamook, Vadilal, Weight Watchers International, and Yili Group.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “People with lactose intolerance are unable to digest lactose, a natural sugar present in milk. They usually experience problems such as bloating, diarrhea, and gas. Ice-cream manufacturers have formulated lactose-free ice cream products to cater to this niche market of lactose-intolerant consumers.”

According to the report, one of the key drivers of the growth of the global ice cream market is the launch of new and innovative products. Vendors are coming up with new products to remain competitive and also to attract and retain consumers.

Further, the report states that the number of obese and overweight people is on the rise globally. Governments are spending large amounts of money on medical expenses related to obesity.



Companies Mentioned

Blue Bell Creameries, General Mills, Mars, Nestlé, Lotte Confectionary, Unilever, Amul, Amy's Ice Creams, Bliss Unlimited, China Mengniu Dairy, Dean Foods, FrieslandCampina, Grupo Lala, Marina Ice Cream, Mikawaya, Oregon Ice Cream, Rich Ice Cream, So Delicious Dairy Free, Spoldzielnia Mleczarska Mlekovita, Three Twins Ice Cream, Tillamook, Vadilal, Weight Watchers International, Yili Group.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Ice cream market in the US
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Ice cream market in US ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market outlook on ice cream consumption patterns in US
    • Major ice cream consuming cities in US
      • Table Top 10 ice cream-consuming cities in US 2015
    • Major ice cream-consuming states
      • Table Top 10 ice cream-consuming states 2015
    • Outlook on consumer behavior in US
      • Table US consumer preference when purchasing ice creams
      • Table Key claims consumers prefer in ice cream
  • Market segmentation by flavor
    • Most popular ice cream flavors in US
      • Table Most popular ice cream flavors in US 2015 (%)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Ice cream market in US by type
      • Table Ice cream market in US 2015 (revenue %)
      • Table Ice cream market in US 2020 (revenue %)
    • Take-home ice cream market in the US
      • Table Take-home ice cream market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Impulse ice cream market in US
      • Table Impulse ice cream market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Artisanal ice cream market in US
      • Table Artisanal ice cream market in US 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by distribution channel
    • Ice cream market in US by distribution channel
      • Table Ice cream market in US by distribution channel 2015
  • Market drivers
    • Table Market drivers
    • Increased consumption of take-home ice cream products
    • Ice cream as a snack
    • Demand for private-label products
    • Rise in number of convenience stores
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Key challenges
    • Increased competition from frozen yogurt brands
    • Increase in health-conscious consumers
    • Aggressive price-cutting strategies by retailers
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Key trends
    • Increase in demand for new flavors
    • Innovative product launches
    • Increased consumption of indulgent products
    • Increased demand for premium ice cream products
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors 2015
      • Table Key vendors 2015
    • Ben & Jerry's
    • Blue Bell Creameries
      • Table Blue Bell Creameries: Products
    • Nestlé USA
    • Turkey Hill
      • Table Turkey Hill: Product segmentation
      • Table Products offered
    • Unilever USA
    • Wells Enterprises
      • Table Wells Enterprises: Brands
    • Other prominent vendors
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