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Organic Ice Cream Market Size By Product (Artisanal, Impulse, Take Home), By Ingredient (Whole Milk, Skimmed Milk, Cream, Sweetening & Flavoring Agent), By Flavor (Vanilla, Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Strawberry, Coffee, Black Raspberry, Mint Chocolate Chip), By Distribution Channel (On Trade, Hypermarket & Supermarket, Food & Drink Specialists, Convenience Stores), By Packaging (Paper & Board, Rigid Plastics, Flexible Packaging), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

  • Report ID: GMI1522
  • Published Date: May 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Global Organic Ice Cream Market size was valued at over USD 950 million in 2018 and is anticipated to grow at over 4% in the forecast timespan.

Global Organic Ice Cream Market

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Factors such as rising health consciousness, change in the taste’s preferences for nutrient-rich products owing to several health benefits from their consumption will proliferate the organic ice cream market growth. Rapid rise in the product adoption rate for the preparing of sweetening agents, sorbets, shakes, and smoothies is anticipated to boost the demand for the product across the artisanal, impulse and take-home products.

Rapid technological advancements in the field of refrigerated transport systems, cold chain infrastructure, equipment’s and storage facilities will foster new opportunities for the industry landscape. Favorable FDI policies across the several countries including India, Brazil, China, Australia and New Zealand along with the presence of extensive distribution platforms has led to increase in demand for the product from the grocery retail outlets and stores.

Increasing consumer spending on healthy products having a higher nutritional value compared to traditional flavour coupled with the launch of indulgent and premium quality ice cream flavors will provide a strong business outlook for the organic ice cream market. Upsurge in the demand for homemade products owing to easy preparation methods and the presence of widespread marketing channels will positively influence industry growth.

Stringent regulations including the FDA and U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, pertaining to standardizing of ingredients used in the preparation of ice cream for balancing the fat, sugar and protein level will steer the product demand. However, factors such as significant R&D investments required for the development of the product, limited availability and higher prices compared to the other counterparts may hamper the overall organic ice cream market.

Organic Ice Cream Market, By Product

China Organic Ice Cream Market By Product

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Take home organic ice cream dominated the market share, accounting at over 50% of the overall demand in 2018. Increasing demand for pints & bulk pack ice creams from family’s owing to several benefits including multi-serving convenience for gatherings and special occasions will steer the product demand up to 2025. Moreover, rising product applications for the preparation of sorbets and cakes has positively boosted demand across the trade food segment, thereby promulgating the overall industry size.

Impulse segment is anticipated to witness significant gains at over 4.5% annually up to 2025. Increasing demand for cones, sandwiches, bars, and ice popsicles especially among young populace will boost the demand for the product. Rising health consciousness among the geriatric population has enabled the manufacturers to launch products higher amount of natural ingredients with fewer calorie content. For instance, in March 2016, Three Twins Ice Cream announced to launch new organic cone products including  Organic Sugar Cones and Organic Cake Cones with zero calorie content to cater the calorie conscious consumers.

Organic Ice Cream Market, By Ingredient

Cream accounted for more than 40% of the global organic ice cream industry share in 2018. Key benefits including improved viscosity,  prevention from milk allergies, better foam stability along with easy availability at competitive prices will provide a strong outlook for the industry growth. Moreover, rising demand for high butterfat products containing fat-soluble vitamins owing to health benefits including reduced risk of heart problems, diabetes and obesity will further boost the segment growth.

Skim Milk is projected to grow at over 4.5% CAGR up to 2025. Shifting trends of product manufacturers towards utilization of skimmed milk is anticipated to witness an upsurge in demand owing to the rise in the dietary recommendations for the consumption of low-fat products. Moreover, rising consumer awareness pertaining to the consumption of vitamins and minerals rich food products will further boost the segment growth.

Organic Ice Cream Market, By Flavor

Vanilla accounted for more than 25% of the global organic ice cream market share in 2018. Vanilla flavour  is enriched with vitamins and minerals that provide several benefits including  skin and, hairs health, uniramous nutria benefits, hence are widely accepted flavours globally. Positive consumer outlook towards the consumption of pure and organic flavour products has encouraged the manufacturers to use pure vanilla flavors, thereby fuelling the segment growth.

Butter Pecan is projected to grow with a CAGR at around 4.5% up to 2025. Popularity of butter pecan flavour is projected to rise owing to several health  benefits including prevention of heart disease, cardiac arrest, cancer etc. Increasing consumption of butter pecan flavoured products across the North American and European regions has resulted in upsurge in the demand in ice cream, cookies and  cake products.

Organic Ice Cream Market, By Distribution Channel

UK Organic Ice Cream Market By Distribution Channel

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Hypermarkets & supermarkets accounted at over 40% of the global organic ice cream market share in 2018. Factors such as easy accessibility and heavy discounts offered by the supermarkets has encouraged the consumers to purchase the products from such distribution channels, thereby steering the segment growth. Additionally, hypermarkets & supermarkets are launching their own ‘”in-house” brands with organic ingredients, with lower prices for attracting the consumers, thus helping in cutting the advertising cost and increasing the sales of their own products.

On trade is projected to witness over 4.5% CAGR up to 2025. The segment is expected to witness heavy gains owing to significant demand for the products having natural ingredients. Rapid rise in the number of hotels, coffee shops, eateries, frozen yogurt outlets, clubs, parlours and restaurants owing to increasing intake of after meal dessert products among the consumers will promulgate the demand over the forecasted timeframe.

Organic Ice Cream Market, By Distribution Packaging

Paper & board packaging accounted for more than 40% of the global organic ice cream market share in 2018. Growing use of renewable paper and board packaging of the product made up of sugarcane-based polyethylene is anticipated to boost the segment growth. Additionally, recent trends towards use of recyclable paperboard are making bundling and packaging easier and helps in maintaining freshness in cooler domains.

Rigid plastics packaging is projected to witness around 4.5% CAGR up to 2025. Key benefits including better protection, durability and higher withstanding ability compared to other packaging options will provide strong outlook for the industry growth. Manufacturers find rigid plastics to be convenient for printing, decoration and color selection options, thereby supplementing the growth of the segment in coming years.

Organic Ice Cream Market, By Region

North America accounted for more than 40% of the overall organic ice cream industry share in 2018. Growing inclination toward organic food products coupled with improved and well-established distribution network in the U.S. and Canada will support the industry growth. Increase in consumption of canned and packaged products across the U.S will further enhance the industry size. For instance, as per the International Dairy Foods Association, an average American consumes around 10.43 kilograms of the product annually, which is more than any other country globally.

Europe Organic Ice Cream Market By Country

Europe organic ice cream demand is anticipated to surpass 85 kilo tons up to 2025. Rapid technological developments in terms of commercial refrigerators, cold chain infrastructure transport and freezing equipment will propel the industry growth over the coming years. Shifting preference toward healthier options coupled with increase in the consumption of impulse and take-home ice cream will further promulgate the overall market growth across the region. 

Competitive Market Share

Global organic ice cream market share is highly fragmented owing to the presence of large number of regional and multinationals players. The key players include Straus Family Creamery, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Mackie’s of Scotland, and Yeo Valley Family Farms. New product launches, merger & acquisitions and strategic collaborations are the crucial strategies adopted by these industry players. For instance, in January 2019, Oregon Ice Cream’s brand Alden’s Organic launches eight new organic ice cream flavours to cater the growing market in the U.S.

Industry Background

Organic ice creams are widely being consumed by the millennials due to healthiness benefits. Increasing manufacturers focus on organic substitutes owing to the rising consumer awareness regarding health & safety has enhanced the market growth. New product launches including natural-based products are the major trends among manufacturers. Improved and well-established distribution channel including hypermarkets, supermarkets, on trade, convenient stores, specialist food and drink retailers will further support the market growth. Potential outlook toward increasing product adoption for sweeteners and preparing shakes, sorbets, and smoothies due to the rising prevalence for the healthy regime will drive the organic ice cream market size. The consumption of the product further helps in enhancing the digestive system and proves to be helpful for the consumption by lactose intolerant children.

Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Tushar Malkani

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