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Ice Cream - Global Annual Review - 2017

Mintel’s Annual Overviews take a look back at 2016 and provide a detailed overview of the key issues faced by key categories through the year. Including; a full market overview, an in-depth review of the big stories from the year as well as our forecast for the future of these markets.

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

        • Figure 1: Ice cream, global market performance
        • Figure 2: Retail market volume for ice cream, top five markets, 2016*
        • Figure 3: Retail market for ice cream, fastest/slowest growing markets, CAGR, past five years
        • Figure 4: Ice cream, retail market per capita consumption, 2016*
        • Figure 5: Ice cream, new product launches, top five claims, Asia Pacific, 2016
    • The Big Stories

        • Volumes fade in mature markets, but premium brands thrive in the US and UK 
          • Figure 6: Consumption of tubs of standard ice cream (eg 1 litre tubs) in the past 12 months, by select European country, 2015-16
          • Figure 7: Ice cream, leading brands, sales and share by volume, UK, 2014/15 and 2015/16
        • Ice cream brands experiment with plant power, as vegan launches edge up
          • Figure 8: Agreement with the statement, ‘I am actively reducing my consumption of, or avoiding, dairy,’ by select European country, 2016
        • Vanilla prices reach record highs
          • Figure 9: Global ice cream launches, by presence of natural vanilla flavouring ingredient, 2009-16
      • Notable Products

          • Not just for kids: ice cream sandwiches target adults
            • Not just for kids: ice cream sandwiches target adults
              • Ice cream brands raid the drinks cabinet
                • Ice cream brands raid the drinks cabinet
                  • Premium sorbets convey a natural, unprocessed charm
                    • Premium sorbets convey a natural, unprocessed charm
                    • Looking to the Future

                        • Greater attention can be paid to the quality and provenance of chocolate
                          • Figure 10: Global ice cream launches, by top ten flavours, 2016
                          • Figure 11: Agreement with statement, ‘I'd pay more for ice cream that contains chocolate made by chocolatiers (eg lindt, bonnat, godiva),’ by select European country, 2016
                          • Figure 12: Innovation in chocolate confectionery which consumers have not tried, yet would be interested in trying, France, 2016
                        • Portion controlling to be more the norm, aided by consumer interest in bite sizes
                          • Figure 13: Share of ice cream launches featuring ‘mini’ in the description or title, by region, 2012-16
                          • Figure 14: Agreement with the statement, ‘I would approve of manufacturers reducing the size of single-serve ice cream to bring the calories down to 250 or less,’ by age group, UK, March 2016
                          • Figure 15: Agreement with the statement, ‘Ice cream should be available in small, one-bite sizes (eg nuggets, miniatures),’ by select European countries, 2016
                        • Asia and Middle East will continue to provide inspiration to Western markets
                          • Figure 16: Ice cream and frozen novelty interest, by demographics, Canada, March 2016
                          • Figure 17: Global ice cream launches bearing a halal claim, by country, 2016
                      • The Analyst’s View

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                        Ice Cream - Global Annual Review - 2017

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