In 2004 production of ice cream and other similar frozen products in the United States reached approximately 1.6 billion gallons equaling to about 21.5 quarts consumption per person, with five top different flavors that shared a slice of being favorites namely vanilla, chocolate, Neapolitan, strawberry, and cookies and cream. That same year, ice cream sales in the U.S. attained 21.4 billion dollars, with $8.1billion being on household consumption and $13.3 billion on outside of home consumptions such as scoop shops, food service, and other retail stores.
These figures show how big the ice cream industry has become, not just in the United States but around the globe as well. All throughout ice cream history, theres always someone somewhere coming up with their own ice cream specialty, creating ice cream manufacturing industries with their own flavors and styles. The fact is, ice cream is virtually global, and anyone whos everyone loves ice cream, from seniors down to babies.
Ice cream trade shows are probably the most delicious gathering of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers of ice cream products, coming together in one place and sharing the same focus, goals, and interest. Ice cream trade shows generally have free sampling of the latest ice cream flavors from small manufacturers to the bigger ice cream companies, even homemade ice cream products. Ice cream trade shows also provide every thing that has something to do with ice cream, including ice cream making machines, newest ideas and innovations in the ice cream industry, and ice cream shops and parlors participating.
Ice Cream trade shows are good marketing strategies to keep the ice cream consumers keyed up with new products and developments in the ice cream industry, as well as for manufacturers, dealers, and retailers to further enhance their businesses and open up opportunities for future expansion and success.
Ice cream has become so loved that in the United States, the former President Reagan voted July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month to be National Ice Cream Day, recognizing ice cream as a nutritious and fun food enjoyed by ninety percent of the population, generating both revenues and jobs.
Other countries have gained their own know-how on the ice cream business and have favorably positioned themselves in the global ice cream industry as well, but whether its just a local hometown ice cream industry or an international ice cream industry, they are generating their own share of profits in the business.