Half (49 percent) of Chinese consumers eat ice cream as a snack at home, according to a report by market intelligence agency Mintel.

India, Indonesia and Vietnam are among the world’s fastest growing markets, according to market intelligence company Mintel.

The global ice cream market generated revenues of US$143 billion in 2015, representing a CAGR of 3.6 percent between 2011 and 2015.

Ice cream fortified with chia seed oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, is healthier without compromising on taste, according to a study in Pakistan.

Accommodating to consumer demands for ‘Free From’, manufacturers are finding vast opportunities for growth in even the ice cream and frozen dessert categories, according to market research firm Packaged Facts.

Tetra Pak’s Ice Cream Filler A3 suits small to medium producers looking to lower operating costs with minimal investment. Producing up to 18,000 ice cream cones per hour, it features three enhanced components: a cone dispenser capable of handling different cones and cups; a chocolate sprayer with high accuracy; and a precise lid dispenser improving standardisation.

These help manufacturers boost efficiency by reducing waste, minimising stops and increasing overall speed, while still ensuring product quality.

The filler also offers significant production flexibility with simple setup and equipment changeovers; manufacturers can switch between different cone sizes, cups or ice cream flavours in minutes.

The US$28.86 million investment will help extend the company's services in one of its biggest markets.

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