Over the past four years, plant-based product sales have seen strong growth, reaching record sales of $8B in 2022 (SPINS). While 88% of active users have a moderate to high commitment to continue their plant-based purchases, one-third of shoppers say they would like to see more plant-based offerings at stores, according to research. Retailers and brands can drive growth by offering a broader assortment and more online and in-store options.
This month’s collection includes zero sugar yogurt, seasoned butter and convenient cottage cheese snacks
August 30, 2023
"Our Butter Snack Spread line is designed to bring more flavor to our consumers so we are thrilled to add Lawry's, a family favorite kitchen staple to our latest offering," said Michael Burdeny, president of Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. "Challenge and Lawry's products have been loved for generations and we predict fans of both will be ecstatic to easily elevate their snacks and meals with this new versatile butter."
It’s always good to start a dairy report with a tall glass of milk. While it’s safe to say reports of dairy milk’s demise in the face of the plant-based boom are premature, unit sales slipped again in 2022 by 3.3%. Luckily for the industry, dollar sales increased by more than twice that percentage (7%) due to price-per-unit increases of 11 cents.
Butter Buds’ Non-Dairy 32X captures all butter flavor without dairy allergen
February 8, 2023
According to Mintel’s US 2022 Trending Flavors and Ingredients in Dairy report, more than half (57%) of American adults now consume dairy alternatives as part of their diet. Health consciousness, growing lactose intolerance and the preference for vegan diets have all contributed to the popularity of dairy alternatives.
Butter Buds’ new white paper: consumers still demand real dairy
December 23, 2022
According to a recent Mintel Report on the US milk and non-dairy milk market, 50% of consumers buy real dairy products and 38% of consumers enjoy real dairy along with their alternative dairy purchases.
Flavor supplier T. Hasegawa shares dairy consumer insights, product research
December 15, 2022
As a global Top 10 food and beverage flavor expert, T. Hasegawa stays ahead of emerging trends, to help analyze the latest in what consumers are looking for in packaged foods, beverages and foodservice.