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The Future of Ice Cream: 2020

Key points included

  • Vegan ice creams are evolving
  • New ways to demonstrate indulgence
  • Ice cream expands its growing healthy image

The big stories

Plant-based ice cream establishes its position by exploring flavour and texture. Indulgence in the category takes on a new meaning with the emergence of bakery-inspired flavours and alcoholic infusions. Healthy ice creams move into the realms of zero-sugar and functional additions.


In the next two years

Redefining convenience will enable greater on-the-go consumption and specific usage. Functional benefits offered in ice cream will extend to skin health and beyond. Environmental factors will be fundamental to the category, from packaging improvements to plant-based innovation and organic ice cream uptake.


In five years and beyond

Personalisation will move beyond flavour to deliver customised nutrition that is tailored to the individual. Consumers will expect companies to lead the way when it comes to sustainability. Synthetic ingredients will be more prevalent and accepted by ice cream consumers.

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    Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

    Written by Kate Vlietstra, 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.

    Now an established sub-category of ice cream, vegan ice creams are exploring new flavours, textures and ways to deliver indulgence to consumers. Kate Vlietstra
    Global Food & Drink Analyst

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. the big stories

    • Vegan ice creams are learning from their dairy counterparts
    • [Graph] North America & Europe: flavours (including blends) in plant-based ice creams, Nov 2016-Oct 2019
    • New ways to demonstrate indulgence
    • Ice cream expands its growing healthy image
  2. in the next two years

    • Redefining convenience
    • Ice cream meets more health demands
    • Environmental factors will have an impact
  3. in five years and beyond

    • key market data

      • [Graph] Global: launches of dairy ice cream, plant-based ice cream and water-based ice lollies, by selected country, by year
      • [Graph] Global: ice cream product launches, by sub-category, by year

    About the report

    This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

    • 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.

    Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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