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About the Ice Cream Report

The Ice Cream Trend Report covers a variety of trends in the frozen desserts industry, from ice cream cake innovations to various Gelato confections. Our report features the recipes of ice cream giants such as Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen, covering the latest campaigns and marketing ideas from major corporations.

Who It's For

This report is for those in the food industry looking to develop product and marketing strategies. Any business looking to go beyond the basic ice cream cone or chocolate flavor will find inspiration with the Ice Cream Trend Report.

Find inspiration for dynamic ice cream flavors, new product development and marketing campaigns with our Ice Cream Trend Report.

The Ice Cream Trend Report, last published on Aug 06, 2015, includes 161 PRO Trends and 805 examples of ice cream market research and ice cream consumer trends related to: frozen desserts, ice cream cake, treats, food, recipes and ice cream trends.

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Methodology

Our ice cream research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced ice cream articles and 2,450,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 161 Ice Cream PRO Trends = 161 Powerpoint Pages Ice Cream PPT Report
• 805 Ice Cream Examples

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• 113 Ice Cream Videos (Online) Ice Cream Videos
• 4,830 Ice Cream Images (Online) Ice Cream Images
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Sample Ice Cream Pro Trends

Each Ice Cream PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online ice cream articles, videos and images. Examples:

Big Data Marketing Brands are illuminating big data borrowed from social media for advertisements Implications - Big data has become a big buzz term with a short history, but while its role behind the scenes has grown in importance, it's role in the general public's eye is just one starting to be explored. Marketers are using big data garnered from partnerships with social media outlets such as Tinder and Twitter as the centerpiece of campaigns and branding efforts.
Big Data Marketing
Brands are illuminating big data borrowed from social media for advertisements
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Unexpected Confectionery Sweets are added to unconventional food items for experiential allure Implications - No longer satisfied with traditional consumption, consumers, particularly those of a younger generation, are turning to obscure food pairings for experiential allure. Adding sweets like cotton candy to savory dishes and beverages, consumers are seeking to not only heighten flavor, but also to add an element of intrigue to typically ordinary meals. This reflects a growing desire to constantly adapt and alter routine.
Unexpected Confectionery
Sweets are added to unconventional food items for experiential allure
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Awareness Brands showcase environmental awareness through thoughtfully branded content Implications - No longer only held by activists and initiatives, an eco identity is being adopted by mainstream brands as a means to showcase a commitment to the cause. Using campaigns and creative aesthetics to educate consumers about issues concerning sustainability and consumption, brands are using social causes to not only connect with consumers, but also to reinvent themselves in a way that is socially relevant.
Branded Awareness
Brands showcase environmental awareness through thoughtfully branded content
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Confectionery Hygeine Oral health products and initiatives mix sweet flavors with dental care Implications - Oral health products are adopting sweet flavors in an effort to combine dental care and enjoyment. This unusual pairing is particularly effective for brands looking to make a memorable impression within the saturated healthcare market, and allows shoppers to access unorthodox products that stand apart from the rest.
Confectionery Hygeine
Oral health products and initiatives mix sweet flavors with dental care
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Maker Play Toy shops integrate customization features to increase involvement Implications - Seeking to add a level of interactivity to the buying process, brands targeting younger audiences are turning to store enhancements that encourage participation. Allowing kids to customize, alter and interact with goods, brands are providing a laid-back atmosphere that allows consumers to become involved with the products they purchase in a hands-on way. Such examples reflect a shift toward more inclusive buying methods.
Maker Play
Toy shops integrate customization features to increase involvement
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Groceraunts Supermarkets incorporate sit-down restaurants to retain clientele Implications - In an effort to reinvent the grocery store concept, retailers are expanding supermarket concepts to include gourmet in-store restaurants. This shift toward a more flexible and creative approach can be viewed as an effort by brands to win back consumers that have turned to delivery-based grocery services. In order to battle the convenience and efficiency of online shopping, brick and mortar chains need to provide experience.
Groceraunts
Supermarkets incorporate sit-down restaurants to retain clientele
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Evocative Eating Restaurans create sentimental dining experiences through nostalgic designs Implications - Restaurants are meeting a yearning for simpler times through old fashioned interior decor. In addition to providing an alternative and memorable dining experience, these nostalgic concepts also provide a highly sought after source of disconnect from constant communication and modern connectivity.
Evocative Eating
Restaurans create sentimental dining experiences through nostalgic designs
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Customization Brands allow consumers to personalize both packaging and product Implications - Recognizing the growing desire for customization, particularly in the realm of food and beverage, brands are turning to personalized branding techniques to increase allure. By allowing buyers to customize flavor, food form and even the actual packing design of products, brands are putting more power than ever before into the hands of the consumer, ultimately trusting them to create a meaningful experience.
Branded Customization
Brands allow consumers to personalize both packaging and product
4 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 155 more Ice Cream PRO Trends and 805 examples!



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