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Middle East & Africa Ice Cream Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 100 Pages
  • June 2022
  • Region: Africa, Middle East
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4827997
The middle east & africa ice cream Market is projeted to reach a CAGR of 10.7% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The ice cream industry had suffered during COVID-19 due to supply chain disruptions, majorly owing to the logistical restrictions on trucking and shipping that impacted the ice cream sales. Furthermore, the shortage of the large labor force needed in the manufacturing units and the break of on-premise sales through specialty stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores due to the subsequent lockdowns and the closure of retail stores further affected the market sales. Despite witnessing a major hit due to the pandemic, several companies reported that the industry is facing a major boost in the take-home consumption segment by the end of 2020.

The branded and private-labeled ice creams comprise the vital part of the Middle East & African frozen dessert market. Extremely hot summer benefited the Middle East & Africa ice cream market in 2020. Despite the fact that prices continued to rise, the retail value sales recorded significant growth. With the rise of Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream and the presence of international players, such as Baskin-Robbins and Haagen-Dazs, ice cream accounts for a significant share of the African dessert market.

There is also a rise in demand for premium ice creams, which will be one of the primary factors driving the market growth. Premium ice creams have become a popular product among health-conscious consumers due to the presence of high-quality ingredients and a lower amount of aeration compared to regular ice creams.

Key Market Trends

Demand for Low-fat and Non-dairy Products

Non-dairy products such as ice creams consist of high content of lipids, vitamins, albumin, carbohydrates, and casein that provide significant health benefits. Shifting trends toward vegan lifestyles owing to increasing health consciousness and socialization trends are propelling the industry and shifting consumers' preferences toward low-fat products. High per capita ice cream consumption, particularly in the United States and European countries, has enhanced the product demand. Rising incidences of lactose intolerance and other milk-related allergies are fostering product demand. Comprehensive product variations through materials including coconut, almond, and soy milk will positively influence the industry's growth. Innovative flavor offerings, mainly including blended flavors, have enhanced product development. Increasing consumer spending on take-home and impulse products will further boost the non-dairy ice cream demand.

United Arab Emirates Dominating the Ice Cream Market

Ice-cream remains the favorite frozen dessert in the UAE as it has a subtropical arid climate with long hot summers and briefly warm winters, and thus, it is consumed throughout the year by expatriates, tourists, and locals. The consumption is further likely to increase with the entry of multinational ice-cream manufacturers such as Mars GCC and Unilever Middle East. A growing preference for natural, less processed, and convenient food and an increasing focus on low-calorie ice creams are enabling companies to tap into the growth potential of the market.A large number of ice-cream manufacturers have been instrumental in introducing new ice-cream varieties and flavors. Moreover, the growth of the tourism sector and restaurant businesses is also expected to support the growth of the ice cream market in the country.

Competitive Landscape

The ice cream market is a fragmented and competitive market, comprising a large number of regional and international competitors.Middle East & Africa Ice Cream Market includes the company profiles of Domino Dairy and Ice-cream Company, Unilever, General Mills Inc, Lotte Confectionary Co Ltd, Nestle, Booja-Booja,Oregon Ice Cream, Paramalat, R&R Ice Cream, Organic Meadow Inc. and The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company.The most active companies in the market are mainly focused on introducing new products to cater to the interests of consumers.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Defination
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Impulse Ice Cream
5.1.2 Take Home Ice Cream
5.1.3 Artisanal Ice Cream
5.2 By Distribution Channel
5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
5.2.2 Convenience Stores
5.2.3 Specialist Stores
5.2.4 Other Distribution Channels
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 South Africa
5.3.2 Saudi Arabia
5.3.3 United Arab Emirates
5.3.4 Rest of Middle East and Africa
6.1 Most Active Companies
6.2 Most Adopted Strategies
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Domino Dairy and Ice-cream Company
6.4.2 Unilever
6.4.3 General Mills Inc
6.4.4 Lotte Confectionary Co Ltd
6.4.5 Nestle
6.4.6 Oregon Ice Cream
6.4.7 Paramalat
6.4.8 R&R Ice Cream
6.4.9 The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company
6.4.10 Booja Booja

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Domino Dairy and Ice-cream Company
  • Unilever
  • General Mills Inc
  • Lotte Confectionary Co Ltd
  • Nestle
  • Oregon Ice Cream
  • Paramalat
  • R&R Ice Cream
  • The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company
  • Booja Booja