Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Packaging

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This study analyzes the market for ice cream and frozen dessert packaging. Historical (2009, 2014 and 2019) data and forecasts to 2024 are presented in current dollars

Applications covered include:

  • ice cream and frozen yogurt, including hard and soft ice creams and frozen yogurts
  • frozen novelties, including frozen ice cream and yogurt snacks, individually packaged ice creams treats, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, ice cups, as well as ice cream in cones, bars, edible cookie dough bites, mochi ice cream, and frozen candy bar snacks
  • sherbet, sorbet, and other frozen desserts (including gelato, frozen custard, ice cream cake, and flavored ice not sold in individual packs)

Excluded from the scope of this study are

  • frozen baked goods
  • packaged ice
  • frozen carryout
  • meal delivery program foods
  • shelf-stable products that are frozen after purchase

Packaging product segments covered are:

  • rigid packaging:
    • folding cartons
    • tubs and cups
    • pails
    • other rigid packaging (e.g., pails, sleeves)
  • flexible packaging:
    • pouches
    • wrap and lidding
    • bags

Corrugated boxes used as primary packaging are included; however, corrugated boxes for secondary packaging with case quantities are excluded, as are shipping containers and retail-ready packaging.

Also excluded are separately sold lids, caps, and closures.

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