The Europe ice cream market is projected to exhibit a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.80% during 2023-2028. The evolving consumer preferences, changing economic conditions, augmenting demand for natural products, expanding retail and distribution channels, seasonal trends, introduction of plant-based variants and launch of new flavors represent some of the key factors driving the market.
Ice cream is a frozen dessert consumed by people of all ages around the world. It is made by blending and freezing a mixture of cream, milk, sugar, and flavorings to create a creamy and luscious treat. The origins of ice cream can be traced back to ancient civilizations like China and Persia, where they used ice mixed with fruit and sweeteners to create an early version of this frozen delicacy. Besides being a delectable treat, ice cream has also become a significant part of the food industry, with numerous ice cream parlors, brands, and franchises worldwide. It has even inspired creative innovations like ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, and ice cream cakes.
Europe Ice Cream Market Trends:
One of the primary factors driving the ice cream market in Europe is the ever-evolving consumer preferences and tastes. Consumers are seeking innovative and unique flavors, healthier options, and indulgent experiences, prompting ice cream manufacturers to constantly innovate and cater to these demands. Additionally, Europe’s stable and growing economy, coupled with rising disposable income levels, has contributed to increased consumer spending on indulgent treats like ice cream. As people have more disposable income, they are more willing to spend on premium and higher-priced ice cream products, positively impacting the market's growth. Other than this, consumers across the region show a growing interest in natural and artisanal ice cream products. They are seeking ice creams made with real ingredients, fewer additives, and a focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing. This trend has led to the rise of small-batch producers and premium ice cream brands that offer unique and high-quality products. Besides this, the expansion of retail and distribution channels across Europe has played a crucial role in boosting the ice cream market. Supermarkets, hypermarkets, convenience stores, and online platforms have increased accessibility and availability of ice cream products, making them easily accessible to a wider consumer base. In line with this, ice cream consumption in Europe experiences seasonal peaks during the warmer months, typically from spring to summer. This seasonality impacts sales patterns and influences manufacturers' production and marketing strategies. Furthermore, while indulgence remains a driving factor, health and wellness trends have also influenced the ice cream market in Europe. Consumers are looking for healthier alternatives, leading to the introduction of low-sugar, low-fat, and plant-based ice cream options to cater to health-conscious individuals. Moreover, the vibrant tourism industry in Europe also contributes to the ice cream market. Tourists often seek local and traditional ice cream experiences, supporting the sales of ice cream parlors and artisanal producers in popular tourist destinations.
Europe Ice Cream Market Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the Europe ice cream market report, along with forecasts at the regional and country levels for 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on flavor, category, product, and distribution channel.
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the flavor. This includes chocolate, fruit, vanilla, and others.
- Impulse Ice Cream
- Take-Home Ice Cream
- Artisanal Ice Cream
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the category has also been provided in the report. This includes impulse ice cream, take-home ice cream, and artisanal ice cream.
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the product. This includes cup, stick, cone, brick, tub, and others.
Distribution Channel Insights:
- Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
- Convenience Stores
- Ice Cream Parlours
- Online Stores
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the distribution channel has also been provided in the report. This includes supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, ice cream parlors, online stores, and others.
- United Kingdom
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, others.
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, key player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided.
Europe Ice Cream Report Coverage:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Distribution Channel
||Chocolate, Fruit, Vanilla, Others
||Impulse Ice Cream, Take-Home Ice Cream, Artisanal Ice Cream
||Cup, Stick, Cone, Brick, Tub, Others
|Distribution Channels Covered
||Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Stores, Others
||Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Others
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the Europe ice cream market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the Europe ice cream market?
- What is the breakup of the Europe ice cream market on the basis of flavor?
- What is the breakup of the Europe ice cream market on the basis of category?
- What is the breakup of the Europe ice cream market on the basis of product?
- What is the breakup of the Europe ice cream market on the basis of distribution channel?
- What are the various stages in the value chain of the Europe ice cream market?
- What are the key driving factors and challenges in the Europe ice cream market?
- What is the structure of the Europe ice cream market and who are the key players?
- What is the degree of competition in the Europe ice cream market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the Europe ice cream market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the Europe ice cream market.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the Europe ice cream industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.