Why Traditional & Plant-Based Dairy are Warring for Shelf Space

Why Traditional & Plant-Based Dairy are Warring for Shelf Space

Once tucked away in the shelf-stable center store, non-dairy and plant-based dairy alternatives have jumped into the refrigerated dairy case alongside milk-based counterparts.


Doubling Down on Dairy: 5 Ways to Inspire Consumers With Milk, Cheese, and Butter

Doubling Down on Dairy: 5 Ways to Inspire Consumers With Milk, Cheese, and Butter

Dairy foods are a core and cherished part of the American diet. Even as non-dairy alternatives expand into new territories, so do the animal milk-based originals, according to the Packaged Facts report "2017 Forecast: Culinary Trend Tracking Series".


Store brand ice cream heating up competition

Store brand ice cream heating up competition

Sales of private label frozen desserts have grown steadily over the last couple of decades. In recent years, about two-thirds of consumers have come to accept that private label frozen desserts are equal in quality to name brand frozen desserts. This perception is based in reality, as private label frozen desserts have been on a steady rise in terms of quality over the past three decades.


Clean Label Gives Coffee Creamers a Boost

Clean Label Gives Coffee Creamers a Boost

Whereas not long ago product development in the coffee creamers realm centered on new flavor varieties, leading marketers are now aggressively responding to consumers’ desire for clean label products. Part of the goal is to attract new customers by alleviating concerns about ingredients.


Consumers souring on Greek yogurt? PepsiCo’s bid for Chobani may indicate otherwise

Consumers souring on Greek yogurt? PepsiCo’s bid for Chobani may indicate otherwise

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Feb. 10 - The reports of Greek yogurt’s death may have been greatly exaggerated. Last December the article “ Goodbye, good old Greek yogurt ” by The Washington Post detailed the apparent wane in consumer interest in Greek yogurt. Sales have noticeably begun to mature after Greek yogurt spent much of the past decade hailed as ...


Hispanic influence growing in the dairy and dairy alternative beverages market

Hispanic influence growing in the dairy and dairy alternative beverages market

This blog is based on the Packaged Facts reports Dairy and Dairy Alternative Beverage Trends in the U.S., 3rd Edition and Hispanic Food Shoppers in the U.S. Purchase your copies for more insights.

Over the last couple of years the big story in the dairy milk vs. plant milk competition is the extraordinary growth of almond milk. Dollar, volume, and unit sales of almond milk have all increased at double-digit rates the expense of dairy milk as well as by taking sales away from soy milk, which no...


The Neandrathal didn’t eat yogurt, but in the age of brogurt, today’s man does

The Neandrathal didn’t eat yogurt, but in the age of brogurt, today’s man does

How Greek yogurt has helped pave the way for a manly yogurt

News that Dannon Yogurt, the U.S., New York-based subsidiary of Danone, signed a new marketing contract with the National Football League (NFL) as its official yogurt sponsor may have come as a surprise to many. Food Navigator U.S.A., a food industry trade publication (July 30, 2014 ), reported a deal for the 2015 season, following Super Bowl ads placed in 2012 and 2014. For yogurt-makers, ongoing ad placement in front of a male-centr...