24 Feb 2020 — The influence of Innova Market Insights Top Ten Trends for 2020 is clearly apparent in the dairy category, which is facing key challenges amid changing consumer tastes. Among the notable shifts in purchasing behavior is the increasing demand for plant-based dairy alternatives. Meanwhile, the formulators in this sector are setting their sights on other opportunities for category expansion with novel texture-enhanced offerings and hybrid varieties.
25 Jul 2018 — Global changes in attitudes towards dairy include consumer concern around hormones, allergens and perceived unhealthfulness. At the same time, trends driving consumption include label-friendly and nutritional claims. According to the results of a new Cargill consumer study, clean label is growing in prevalence. The rise in “clean label seeking” in dairy is highest in Indonesia and China and lowest in Germany, the UK and Japan.
Consumers are shying away from milk, turning instead to dairy alternatives made from soy, rice and oats, and other crops. Those alternatives are still a small slice — just 3 percent of the $600 billion global dairy industry — but they are growing. Dairy alternatives increased 4 percent in the five years ended […]