Ice-Cream Dollar-Sales Growing 4% Per Year

Ice cream is a $25-billion category in the United States, with 43% (or $10.8 billion) sold in retail.

Annual ice-cream revenue in convenience stores is $1.1 billion and growing at about 4%.

Representatives of Nestle, makers of Dreyer's, Edy's, Haagen-Dazs and other ice-cream brands, offering the following data during CSP's recent Driving Impulse Sales meeting in Chicago.

A healthy 83% of consumers say they shop for single-serve ice-cream snacks in convenience stores.


The average transaction amount is larger when ice cream is part of the purchase.


Food stores own the lion's share of the ice-cream market; convenience stores own 11% of the market.

CONTINUED: Growth by Channel, Dollar Share & More

Nestle & Nielsen Co.

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