The global dairy alternatives market is estimated to be valued at USD 27.3 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 44.8 billion by 2027, recording a CAGR of 10.4%, in terms of value. Dairy alternatives are used in food & beverages that are dairy-free or do not contain lactose. It is witnessing significant growth due to increasing instances of lactose allergies, changing consumer lifestyles, and growing health awareness among consumers. Consumers are increasingly adopting a vegan diet contributing to the growth of the dairy alternatives market.
The Europe region is the second-largest region in the dairy alternatives market in the forecast period.
The consumers in the European market are health-conscious and aware of animal welfare and environmental sustainability; they often check the ingredients on the products before purchasing. Thus, the demand for lactose-free and low-fat food has increased. Therefore, major players in the industry are focusing on acquisitions and diversifying their product portfolios to include plant-based dairy alternatives.
The flavored segment is projected to grow with the highest CAGR in the dairy alternatives market.
Based on formulation, the flavored segment is projected to grow with the highest CAGR in the dairy alternatives market. The widely available flavored plant-based products in the market are vanilla and chocolate, followed by flavors such as peach, strawberry, blueberry, and mango. Companies have launched new products with fruit flavors to expand their consumer base and increase their market share. Dream frozen yogurt by The Hail Celestial (US) is one of the examples of flavored & sweetened dairy alternative products. To develop creamier textures, many new product launches include coconuts or blends such as coconut and oat or another plant-based alternative.
The online stores segment is projected to grow with the highest CAGR in the dairy alternatives market.
By distribution channel, the dairy alternatives market is segmented into supermarkets, health food stores, pharmacies, convenience stores, online stores, and other distribution channels. Many key players have started offering their products for sale through online channels. This helps consumers in terms of placing an order as well as getting the delivery. Several one-stop shops have put themselves on the web to ease the purchasing process for the consumers. These online retailers also offer a variety of options for a particular dairy-free food product at discounted rates as compared to traditional retail prices to attract more customers.
Key Market Players:
This report includes a study on the marketing and development strategies, along with the product portfolios of leading companies. It consists of profiles of leading companies, such as Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation (US), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (US), Freedom Foods Group Limited (Australia), Sanitarium (New Zealand), Blue Diamond Growers (US), and SunOpta (Canada).