Country Profile: Ice cream in India

Country Profile: Ice cream in India

Published: June 2018
Publisher: GlobalData
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Pages: 98
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The Indian ice cream sector is led by the “take-home and bulk ice cream” category in both value and volume terms, in 2017. The ‘Impulse ice cream - single serve’ category is expected to register the fastest value growth, while ‘artisanal ice cream’ category is expected to register the fastest volume growth during 2017-2022. Convenience stores is the leading channel for the distribution of ice cream in the country. Flexible packaging is the most commonly used pack material in the sector, and is also expected to register the fastest growth during 2017-2022. Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF), Wells Enterprises, Inc. and Devyani Foods Industries Pvt. Ltd. are the leading market players in the Indian ice cream sector.

GlobalData’s Country Profile report on the Ice cream sector in India provides insights on high growth categories to target, trends in the usage of package materials, category level distribution channel data and market share of brands.

What else is contained?
• Sector data: Overall sector value and volume data with growth analysis for 2012-2022
• Category coverage: Value and growth analysis for artisanal ice cream, impulse ice cream - single serve, and take-home and bulk ice cream with inputs on individual segment share within each category and the change in their market share forecast for 2017-2022
• Leading players: Market share of brands and private labels in value terms in 2017
• Distribution data: Percentage of sales within each category through distribution channels such as hypermarkets & supermarkets, food & drinks specialists, convenience stores, "dollar stores", variety stores & general merchandise retailers, and others
• Packaging data: consumption breakdown for package materials and pack types in each category, in terms of percentage share of number of units sold. Pack material data for flexible packaging, paper & board, rigid metal and others; pack type data for: box, film, tub, wrapper and bag/sachet.


• Per capita consumption of ice cream in India is lower compared to global and regional level in 2017
• Of the three categories, ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ is the largest in the Indian ice cream sector
• The top five brands accounting for a share of 56.8% in 2017.
• Amul is the leading value brand in the Indian ice cream sector
• Convenience stores is the leading distribution channel in the Indian ice cream sector, followed by food & drinks specialists and hypermarkets & supermarkets.

Reasons to buy

• Identify high potential categories and explore further market opportunities based on detailed value and volume analysis
• Existing and new players can analyze key distribution channels to identify and evaluate trends and opportunities
• Gain an understanding of the total competitive landscape based on detailed brand share analysis to plan effective market positioning
• Manufacturers can identify the opportunities to position products with H&W attributes/benefits
• Our team of analysts have placed a significant emphasis on changes expected in the market that will provide a clear picture of the opportunities that can be tapped over the next five years, resulting in revenue expansion
• The packaging analysis report helps manufacturers, in identifying the most commonly used packaging materials in the sector
• Analysis on key macro-economic indicators such as real GDP, nominal GDP, consumer price index, household consumption expenditure, population (by age group, gender, rural-urban split, and employed people and unemployment rate. It also includes economic summary of the country along with labor market and demographic trends.

Companies Mentioned
General Mills Inc
Havmor Ice Cream Limited
Mother Dairy
Unilever Plc
Wells Enterprises Inc

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By market: India (in Asia), India (in BRICM)

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