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Ice Cream Industry Research Guide

Get the "scoop" on all of the "cool" resources for researching the ice cream industry.

Industry Reports & Statistics

The databases below contain industry overviews, analysis, and statistics.  Use each resource to  gather a significant understanding of the ice cream industry.

Use the  "Tips" tabs  for specific search tips, keywords,  and strategies for each database.

  • A simple search for "ice cream" yields reports on Production, Stores, Franchises and more.
  • Additional reports are available for frozen yogurt, dairy productions, fast food, etc. 
  • Passport will have ice cream industry reports for the US as well as most other major markets in the world.  It is a great resource to use to find international industry information.
    • Start by using the Passport search box to search for "Ice Cream in [insert country].  
      • Use the Related tab to find additional relevant reports
  • For information relating to ice cream shops, browse to "Services" and then to "Consumer Foodservice" to find relevant reports, such as Cafes/Bars, Street Stalls/Kiosks, Limited-Service Restaurants, etc. 


How to Use Passport to Research the Ice Cream Industry

  • search for ice cream industry,  consumption, production, etc., or by companies/brands to find statistics
  • When looking at statistic, be sure to look for the "Source Link" to take you to more information
  • While First Research does not have reports of the ice cream industry, you can find some relevant reports such as mobile food services, coffee shops, etc.