If you ask "What is your favorite overseas ice cream?" In Tokyo, many people will name brands such as "Haagen-Dazs," "Thirty One (Baskin-Robbins)," "Lady Borden," and "Cold Stone."
But what kind of ice cream brands are really popular in the world? Let's start with "Top Ice Cream Brands" published by the US site Top Ten of City. According to the site's rankings, the top 10 most popular ice cream brands in the world are:
1st place Amul
2nd place Baskin Robbins (BR Thirty One)
3rd place Ben & Jerry's
4th place Dairy Queen
5th place Foster Farms Dairy
6th place Private Label
7th place Mauds Ice Cream
8th place Wells Enterprises
9th place Milko
10th place Nestle
"Amul", which ranked first, is an Indian dairy product manufacturer. The company claims to be "the world's largest dairy manufacturer." Amul is a highly popular brand in India, Mauritius, UAE, Bangladesh, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. Annual sales between 2009 and 2012 are said to exceed $ 1.7 billion in US dollars.
Second place was the American brand "Baskin Robbins (BR Thirty One)", known in Japan as "Thirty One", which is famous for offering various flavors. So far, he has created over 1,000 flavors. It is said to be the largest chain store specializing in ice cream in the world, with more than 5,800 stores in more than 30 countries.
The 3rd place "Ben & Jerry's" is an American brand that is becoming more and more popular in Japan recently. It is famous as the first ice cream brought into space on the Space Shuttle.
4th place "Dairy Queen" is also an American brand. We have more than 5,700 stores in 19 countries. Unfortunately, I withdrew from Japan in 2004.
5th place "Foster Farms Dairy" is a brand that is deeply popular mainly in California, USA. Founded in 1941 in Modesto, California.
The 6th place "Private Label" is a popular ice cream brand in Germany. In 2012, it achieved sales of over $ 1 billion.
7th place "Mauds Ice Cream" is a very popular brand in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In Ireland, you can also enjoy Mauds ice cream at major hotels and restaurants.
8th place "Wells Enterprises" is an American brand known for "Blue Bunny" ice cream. It has the third largest share of the US ice cream market.
9th place "Milko" is one of Sweden's largest dairy manufacturers. The brand is famous for offering a slightly unusual flavor.
The 10th place "Nestle" is a global company headquartered in Switzerland. In the ice cream market, where there are many manufacturers that provide flavors that are closely related to the region, it is a company that rarely targets the global market. It is also known for offering a variety of flavors targeting all generations.