North America Frozen Desserts Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 North America Frozen Desserts market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. North America Frozen Desserts size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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North America Frozen Desserts Market Summary
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Icons Lable Value Study Period 2017 - 2029 Market Size (2024) USD 316.21 Million Market Size (2029) USD 350.43 Million Largest Share by Distribution Channel Off-Trade CAGR (2024 - 2029) 2.08 % Largest Share by Country United States

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North America Frozen Desserts Market Analysis

The North America Frozen Desserts Market size is estimated at 316.21 million USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 350.43 million USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 2.08% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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316.21 Million

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

350.43 Million

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

1.50 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

2.08 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Market by Distribution Channel

96.98 %

value share, Off-Trade, 2023

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The wider availability of various brands, ease of reading product labels and convenience in comparing different products make it the preffered type among the dairy consumers.

Largest Market by Country

84.35 %

value share, United States, 2023

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Higher purchasing power, the inclusion of dairy products in most of their consumption patterns, and high productivity are some of the major factors driving the U.S market.

Fastest-growing Market by Distribution Channel

2.09 %

Projected CAGR, Off-Trade, 2024-2029

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The increased adoption of e-commerce platform among the consumers and growing presence of online retailers in North America is anticipated to drive the off-trade segment.

Fastest-growing Market by Country

2.12 %

Projected CAGR, United States, 2024-2029

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The hike in the trajectory is associated with the elevating volume of sweet-preferring consumers in United States along with rocketing innovations is anticipated to drive the segment.

Leading Market Player

14.41 %

market share, Dairy Farmers of America Inc., 2022

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The increased manufacturing capacities with efforts towards safety and quality of the products is making the company Dairy Farmers of America Inc. to be the market leader in the year studied.

Rise in modern grocery retailing including hypermarkets and online stores fuels the sales through off-trade channels

  • The off-trade segment recorded a high market share, primarily driven by hypermarkets and supermarkets. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets have always maintained a strong lead in terms of the sales of frozen desserts. The proximity factor of these channels, especially in large and developed cities, gives them the added advantage of influencing the consumer's decision to choose from a large variety of products available in the market. For instance, in the United States, supermarkets and hypermarkets accounted for over 66% of frozen dessert sales in terms of value in 2022.
  • The online channel is projected to be the fastest-growing distribution channel for frozen desserts in North America. It is expected to register a CAGR of 2.4% during the forecast period. In Canada, online sales of frozen desserts registered a growth of 17% in terms of volume from 2017 to 2022, attributed to the increasing investment by modern grocery stores in the online delivery infrastructure in response to the changing purchasing behaviors of Canadian consumers. For instance, the survey conducted in 2021 reported that nearly 22% of Canadians plan to buy groceries online regularly.
  • In the United States, major brands have partnered with online retailers to aid consumer convenience. For instance, prominent online retailers include Instacart, Amazon Fresh, Walmart, Kroger, Shipt, Thrive Market, Whole Foods, and FreshDirect. Key brands of frozen desserts available in Walmart's online stores include Van Leeuwen, Great Value, Edwards, and Marie Callender's.
North America Frozen Desserts Market

Increasing demand for low-calorie desserts among the North American population

  • Compared to 2021, the frozen desserts market in North America recorded an increase of 1.18% in 2022. In the last three years, consumers in North America preferred low-calorie desserts. Sorbet and frozen custard are the two main segments of the frozen dessert market. The demand for low-calorie desserts is increasing, thus boosting the market for frozen desserts. Sorbet and frozen custard have lower milk fat percentages than other dairy sweets like ice cream. The frozen dessert category in the region is expected to rise by 3.93% by 2025.
  • Compared to other countries, the United States holds a 15.38% share of the North American market. The availability of frozen desserts in several retail locations, such as Walmart and Amazon, boosts the market's growth. Frozen desserts are available at varied prices (low, medium, and high). The base selling price of frozen desserts is USD 2.45, which can go as high as USD 130, thus increasing consumer affordability. With shares of 66.69%, supermarket/hypermarket chains were substantially more active in product provision than other retailing types during the review period.
  • The market has observed a rising volume of individuals preferring ice creams due to the growing demand for low-fat dairy desserts. In Mexico, the ice cream segment held a share of 34.25% in terms of consumption volume during the review period.

North America Frozen Desserts Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029