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United States Ice Cream Market, Forecast, Impact of COVID-19, Industry Trends, by Flavor, Category, Growth, Opportunity Company Analysis

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  • 120 Pages
  • August 2021
  • Region: United States
  • Renub Research
  • ID: 5411848

Ice cream, prepared from cream/butterfat, sugar, and milk, is one of the most popular frozen dairy products in the United States. It's vital in carbs, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B-6, and B-12, and it's a good source of energy. It aids in the consumer's de-stressing and delivers a relaxing effect. As a result, in the United States, ice cream is considered the most popular dessert and comfort food in homes, bakeries, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments. According to the publisher, the United States Ice Cream Market will be US$ 15.8 Billion by 2027.

According to our research study, more than 90% of Americans eat ice cream. The most popular flavour is chocolate, followed by the vanilla. North America is currently one of the major ice-cream markets in the world. This is due to increased consumer health awareness, the prevalence of lifestyle disorders in the region, and the simple availability of healthier and creative varieties such as low-fat, lactose-free, gluten-free ice creams.

Based on Product

The market is divided into artisanal, impulse and take-home. In industrialized nations such as Western Europe and United States, Take-home products are trendy. Packaging innovations also contribute to the increased demand for take-home products, as these new packs are more accessible to transport and store than older ones. Our study suggests that USA Ice Cream Industry will grow with a CAGR of 2.49% during 2020-2027.

One of the primary factors driving market expansion in the region has been increased demand for luxury ice creams. Due to the availability of reduced-calorie/no sugar claims compared to conventional ice creams, a few of those premium ice creams have gained favour among health-conscious consumers. Ben & Jerry's introduced ice cream with 60-70 percent less fat and 35 percent fewer calories than its competitors in 2018. The decline in the US Ice cream market consumption is primarily due to adherence to mandated mobility restriction standards, which has resulted in the closure of retail outlets, vending carts, and other similar establishments, resulting in a drop in consumption.

Ice cream manufacturers develop products with premium and novel ingredients to acquire a competitive advantage and appeal to a broader audience. As a result, their customer base grows as well. Furthermore, the advantageous regulations take into account the market's advances. In May 2019, for example, the FDA held a public hearing on cannabidiol legalisation in the United States. As a result, significant businesses are seizing the chance to differentiate their offerings by releasing new items. One such example is the debut of CBD-infused ice cream by Ben & Jerry's. As per this report, United States Ice cream Market Size was valued at US$ 13.3 Billion in 2020.

Covid Impact on United States Ice Cream Trend

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on customers eating habits. Lockdowns and restaurant closures have contributed to meals cooked at home. Due to coronovirus there was supply chain disruptions that impacted the ice cream sales.USA Ice cream industry faced a complete washout last year. Also, fear of COVID-19 caused lot of consumers in the North American region to shun ice creams.

The publisher new report “United States Ice Cream Market, Forecast by flavor (Vanilla, Chocolate, Fruit, Others) Category (Impulse Ice Cream, Artisanal, Take Home-ray) Distribution Channel (Convenience Store, Specialty Stores, Hyper Market /Super Market, Others) Packaging (Cup, Stick, Cone, Brick, Tub, Others) Company (General Mills, Hain Celestial Group, Unilever, Nestle); provides the comprehensive details on the United States Ice Cream Industry.

Flavor - Market breakup from 4 viewpoints

1. Vanilla
2. Chocolate
3. Fruit
4. Others

Category - Market breakup from 3 viewpoints

1. Impulse Ice Cream
2. Artisanal
3. Take Home-ray

Distribution Channel - Market breakup from 4 viewpoints

1. Convenience Store
2. Specialty Stores
3. HyperMarket /Super Market
4. Others

Packaging - Market breakup from 6 viewpoints

1. Cup
2. Stick
3. Cone
4. Brick
5. Tub
6. Others

All companies have been covered from 3 view points

  • Overviews
  • Recent Developments
  • Revenues


1. General Mills
2. Hain Celestial Group
3. Unilever
4. Nestle

Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Ice Cream Market

What is the estimated value of the U.S. Ice Cream Market?

The U.S. Ice Cream Market was estimated to be valued at $13.3 Billion in 2020.

What is the growth rate of the U.S. Ice Cream Market?

The growth rate of the U.S. Ice Cream Market is 2.5%, with an estimated value of $15.8 Billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the U.S. Ice Cream Market?

The U.S. Ice Cream Market is estimated to be worth $15.8 Billion by 2027.

Who are the key companies in the U.S. Ice Cream Market?

Key companies in the U.S. Ice Cream Market include General Mills, Hain Celestial Group, Unilever and Nestle.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Research Methodology3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Growth Drivers
4.2 Challenges
5. United States Ice-Cream Market
6. Market Share -United States Ice-Cream Market
6.1 By Flavor
6.2 By Category
6.3 By Distribution Channel
6.4 By Packaging
7. Flavor - United States Ice-Cream Market
7.1 Vanilla
7.2 Chocolate
7.3 Fruit
7.4 Others
8. Category -United States Ice-Cream Market
8.1 Impulse Ice Cream
8.2 Artisanal
8.3 Take Home-ray
9. Distribution Channel - United States Ice-Cream Market
9.1 Convenience Store
9.2 Specialty Stores
9.3 Hyper /Super Market
9.4 Others
10. Packaging - United States Ice-Cream Market
10.1 Cup
10.2 Stick
10.3 Cone
10.4 Brick
10.5 Tub
10.6 Others
11. Company Analysis
11.1 General Mills
11.1.1 Overview
11.1.2 Recent Development
11.1.3 Financial Insight
11.2 Hain Celestial Group
11.2.1 Overview
11.2.2 Recent Development
11.2.3 Financial Insight
11.3 Unilever
11.3.1 Overview
11.3.2 Recent Development
11.3.3 Financial Insight
11.4 Nestle
11.4.1 Overview
11.4.2 Recent Development
11.4.3 Financial Insight
List of Figure:
Figure-01: United States Ice-Cream Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-02: Forecast for - United States Ice-Cream Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-03: Flavor - Vanilla Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-04: Flavor - Forecast for Vanilla Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-05: Flavor - Chocolate Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-06: Flavor - Forecast for Chocolate Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-07: Flavor - Fruit Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-08: Flavor - Forecast for Fruit Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-09: Flavor - Others Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-10: Flavor - Forecast for Others Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-11: Type - Impulse Ice Cream Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-12: Type - Forecast for Impulse Ice Cream Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-13: Type - Artisanal Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-14: Type - Forecast for Artisanal Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-15: Type - Take Home-ray Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-16: Type - Forecast for Take Home-ray Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-17: Distribution Channel - Convenience Store Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-18: Distribution Channel - Forecast for Convenience Store Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-19: Distribution Channel - Specialty Stores Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-20: Distribution Channel - Forecast for Specialty Stores Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-21: Distribution Channel - Hypermarket/Supermarket Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-22: Distribution Channel - Forecast for Hypermarket/Supermarket Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-23: Distribution Channel - Others Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-24: Distribution Channel - Forecast for Others Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-25: Packaging - Cup Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-26: Packaging - Forecast for Cup Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-27: Packaging - Stick Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-28: Packaging - Forecast for Stick Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-29: Packaging - Cone Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-30: Packaging - Forecast for Cone Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-31: Packaging - Brick Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-32: Packaging - Forecast for Brick Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-33: Packaging - Tub Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-34: Packaging - Forecast for Tub Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-35: Packaging - Others Market (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-36: Packaging - Forecast for Others Market (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-37: General Mills - Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-38: General Mills - Forecast for Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-39: Hain Celestial Group - Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-40: Hain Celestial Group - Forecast for Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-41: Uniliever - Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-42: Uniliever - Forecast for Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
Figure-43: Nestle - Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2017 - 2020
Figure-44: Nestle - Forecast for Global Financial Insight (Million US$), 2021 - 2027
List of Tables:
Table-01: United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Flavor (Percent), 2017 - 2020
Table-02: Forecast for - United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Flavor (Percent), 2021 - 2027
Table-03: United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Type (Percent), 2017 - 2020
Table-04: Forecast for - United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Type (Percent), 2021 - 2027
Table-05: United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Distribution Channel (Percent), 2017 - 2020
Table-06: Forecast for - United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Distribution Channel (Percent), 2021 - 2027
Table-07: United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Packaging (Percent), 2017 - 2020
Table-08: Forecast for - United States Ice-Cream Market Share by Packaging (Percent), 2021 - 2027

Companies Mentioned

  • General Mills
  • Hain Celestial Group
  • Unilever
  • Nestle


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