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Artisanal Ice Cream will be the rising star of the Australian Ice Cream sector to 2017

17 May 2013

The Australian Ice Cream sector will show reasonable growth over the next five years, particularly in volume, thanks to positive growth across all categories for both value and volume between 2012 and 2017. The sector’s value will grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 2.2% and volume will grow at a CAGR of 3.6%.

Take Home Ice Cream took the majority share of the market in 2012 in both value and volume terms, with a 58.1% and 55.6% share respectively. Impulse Ice Cream followed, with a value share of 21.7% and a volume share of 28.3%, and Artisanal Ice Cream made up the rest of the sector, with a 20.2% value and a 16.0% volume share for the same year.

Artisanal Ice Cream will show the most growth of the three categories over the next five years, with both value and volume growing ahead of the sector as a whole, at CAGRs of 2.3% and 3.8% respectively, to 2017.

In the same period, Take Home Ice Cream will grow more than Impulse Ice Cream in terms of both value and volume, with a value CAGR of 2.2% and volume CAGR of 3.7% to Impulse Ice Cream’s value CAGR of 2.0% and volume CAGR of 3.5% between 2012 and 2017.

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Hypermarkets & Supermarkets and Convenience Stores grow at the expense of Food & Drink Specialists

Both Hypermarkets & Supermarkets and Convenience Stores have gained share of the sector in recent years, whilst other channels, such as “Dollar” Stores, Variety Stores & General Merchandise Retailers have shown little or no change in share. The increase in share of these two mainstream channels has however, resulted in a significant loss of share by Food & Drink Specialists. 

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