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Top Ice Cream Companies in UAE

Top Ice Cream Companies in UAE
Ice cream market in UAE is largely dominated by IFFCO Group, Mars GCC, Unilever Middle East, National Trading & Development Est. and Galadari Ice Cream Co. LLC which together control around 85% of UAE ice cream market.
The ice cream sector in the UAE is led by the ‘impulse ice cream-single serve' category in value terms, while ‘take-home and bulk ice cream’ is the largest category in volume terms. ‘impulse ice cream-single serve’ is expected to register the fastest value and volume growth during 2017-2022.
The expected market size of ice cream sector in the UAE in 2016 was USD 107 million, which is expected to grow at ~6% and reach USD ~142 million in 2021.
Based on the overall revenue the top ice cream companies in UAE are:
  1. IFFCO Group : USD 43.82 million
  2. Mars GCC : USD 16.00 million
  3. Unilever Middle East : USD 15.79 million
  4. National Trading & Development Est. : USD 8.70 million
  5. Galadari Ice Cream Co. LLC : USD 7.52 million
Top Ice Cream Companies in UAE

1. IFFCO Group

IFFCO Group is the regional leader in ice cream segment. Among their brands; London Dairy, Igloo and Quanta are familiar in homes across the UAE and GCC. London Dairy, a sought-after brand which also comes in low fat and sugar-free variants. London Dairy Cafes, an extension of the brand, offer consumers a great ice cream experience. IFFCO is one of the largest and most successful food manufacturing and distribution houses in the Gulf. Established in 1975, IFFCO operates under the following business segments: fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), commodities, oils, frozen foods, and institutional services.

2. Mars GCC

Mars GCC is a subsidiary of Mars Inc., which is a privately held company that produces some of the world's leading confectionery, food, pet care, beverage, electronics products, and now health food, and operates in more than 65 countries. Mars operates in Middle East, Africa and Turkey region under Mars GCC. Mars GCC has facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai. SNICKERS® Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Bars and TWIX® Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bars are few of their famous ice cream brands.

3. Unilever Middle East

Unilever Middle East is part of the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever. The company has made substantial investment in middle east and UAE. Unilever operates from their new plant in Dubai Industrial City. This step brings them close to regional consumers. Apart from regular consumer products, company is also focusing on ice cream segment, in which company is one of the largest players globally but has minimal presence in the Gulf. Ben & Jerry's, Calippo , Carte d'Or and Magnum are popular brands of company.

4. National Trading & Development Est (NTDE)

National Trading & Development Est (NTDE) has long 40-year history in the UAE and today company is among the pioneers of international distribution in the Gulf. NTDE counts some of the world’s most prominent brands as their valued partners. NTDE is distributor of Häagen-Dazs ice cream brands in UAE and middle east region. NTDE has grown rapidly over the past few years and now has ~9 Häagen- Dazs Cafés outlets in UAE.

5. Galadari Ice Cream Co Ltd.

Galadari Ice Cream Co Ltd., a Baskin-Robbins franchisee for nearly 40 years, operates more than 800 Baskin-Robbins shops across the Middle East. Additionally, the company is a joint venture partner with Dunkin' Brands for the Baskin-Robbins business in Australia, where there are currently more than 80 locations. In September 2018, Baskin-Robbins, opened its first-ever Dessert Café in the UAE.
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