The Future of Ice Cream 2021
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Ice cream is indulgent and taste-driven. However, the category will be challenged on sustainability and can look to health opportunities to drive momentum. Regina Haydon, Global Food & Drink…

The Future of Ice Cream 2021

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Discover the latest global trends and innovations across the ice cream market. Our forward looking report identifies areas which are evolving, consumer attitudes and important advances expected across the next five years and beyond.

Where we are now

Despite its challenges, 2020 created new opportunities for ice cream brands. The availability of better-for-you options continues to expand; however, indulgence and flavours remain the key ice cream purchase attributes.

In the next two years

Sustainability, as well as a focus on health propositions, is expected to occupy the centre stage of ice cream brand strategies. Nevertheless, this product category is expected to maintain and reinforce its indulgent positioning both in dairy and dairy-alternative variants.

In five years and beyond

Lab-grown ingredients can make brands more appealing based on health, ethical and environmental attributes. CBD holds potential to thrive in ice cream, provided there is a sufficient legal and research support for this ingredient. A personalised approach to diet can make indulgent categories more permissible.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Regina Haydon, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Ice cream is indulgent and taste-driven. However, the category will be challenged on sustainability and can look to health opportunities to drive momentum.

Regina Haydon
Global Food & Drink Analyst

Table of Contents

  1. Where we are now

    • EMEA: natural offerings and carbon offsetting
    • APAC: premiumisation and ecommerce
    • Americas: flavours and healthier offerings
  2. in the next two years

    • Sustainability matters
    • Ways to create excitement
    • New formulations for consumer health goals
    • [Graph] Global: new plant-based vs dairy-based ice cream & frozen yogurt launches, 2015-20
    • [Graph] Select European countries: “The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted me to add more nutrients that support the immune system to my diet”, all vs parents, May 2020
  3. in five years and beyond

    • Lab-grown dairy will disrupt ice cream
    • CBD-infused ice cream has a potential to thrive
    • Personalised ice cream will meet complex demands
    • [Graph] US: attributes associated with food and drink with CBD, 2020

About the report

This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

The consumer

What They Want. Why They Want It.

The Competitors

Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

The Market

Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

The Innovations

New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

The Opportunities

Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

The Trends

What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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