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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 Apr 29, 2015, includes 136 PRO Trends and 680 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 2,351,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 136 Ice Cream PRO Trends = 136 Powerpoint Pages Ice Cream PPT Report
• 680 Ice Cream Examples

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• 95 Ice Cream Videos (Online) Ice Cream Videos
• 4,080 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:

Self-Curated Eatery Food and beverage retailers tailor individual needs with self-curating tasks Implications - Redefining how traditional meals and beverages are served, dining establishments are turning to self-curating activities to make eating and dining more customized. Giving patrons more control, retailers are allowing diners to arrange, taste and alter meals and desserts as they see fit, transforming traditional dining establishments into experiences that are cleverly tailored to each individual.
Self-Curated Eatery
Food and beverage retailers tailor individual needs with self-curating tasks
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Experiential Social Brands are adding an experiential element to social media Implications - Brands are offering consumers greater incentive to communicate online by making the process of sharing more engaging. Social media is so integrated into many consumers' lives, it's become routine. This shift demonstrates that many consumers relish the opportunity to elevate the social media experience from something mundane to something more memorable.
Experiential Social
Brands are adding an experiential element to social media
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Monstrous Marketing Childrens' brands stand out with bizarre, animalistic packaging Implications - Many snack brands geared towards children are ditching the "cute" aesthetic in favor of a more intense look. By incorporating monsters, animals and other bizarre elements into packaging using a playful cartoon style, brands are setting themselves apart on shelves while appealing to kids' desire for an unusual aesthetic.
Monstrous Marketing
Childrens' brands stand out with bizarre, animalistic packaging
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Meta Display Brands turn to over-arching product displays to heighten consumer engagement Implications - Realizing the need to go beyond traditional product display, brands are turning to large-scale aesthetics to help make the buying experience more experiential. Crafting displays within displays to create a more immersive consumer experience, brands are using over-arching shelves and booths to create their own world within supermarkets and store aisles, allowing buyers to temporarily immerse and surround themselves with a brand.
Meta Display
Brands turn to over-arching product displays to heighten consumer engagement
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Crowdsourced Philanthropy Seeking funding, social good enterprises turn to crowdlending techniques Implications - Leveraging the social aspect of crowdfunding, social good enterprises are using the power of the crowd and online media to garner support for their cause. Seeking to not only raise funds but also spread the word about social initiatives and philanthropic endeavors, emerging enterprises are moving away from mainstream marketing approaches toward more niche, yet socially connected alternatives.
Crowdsourced Philanthropy
Seeking funding, social good enterprises turn to crowdlending techniques
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Whimsical Retail Brands increase interest through over-the-top retail displays Implications - Bringing an exciting element to routine shopping experiences, playfully designed retail displays are being adopted as a way to generate interest and engagement with products. By adopting over-the-top designs more reminiscent of an amusement park than a grocery store, retail locations are able to better compete with the convenience of online shops by offering an experiential element.
Whimsical Retail
Brands increase interest through over-the-top retail displays
6 Examples + Score + Implications


Eastern Savory Asian influences introduce savory flavors to sweet dishes Implications - Many consumers are increasingly turning to food for much more than sustenance, seeking a memorable product experience. Flavor fusion fulfills this desire quite well, and in the case of Asian influence in desserts, is reversing the flavor profiles associated with sweet dishes. Providing consumers with an exciting take on traditional goods, this shift signifies a consumer openness to novelty when it comes to food.
Eastern Savory
Asian influences introduce savory flavors to sweet dishes
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Consumption Compromise Consumers crave the familiarity of soda in a more health-conscious format Implications - The rise of health-consciousness has vilified the consumption of carbonated, sugary drinks; however, consumers are still attracted to the familiar flavors associated with traditional sodas. In order to reconcile a newfound health-based approach to lifestyle with their favorite taste cravings, consumers are opting for naturally flavored sodas and beverages. Instead of abstinence, consumers are searching for compromise and balance when it comes to consumption.
Consumption Compromise
Consumers crave the familiarity of soda in a more health-conscious format
5 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 130 more Ice Cream PRO Trends and 680 examples!



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