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$44 Billion Dairy Alternatives (Soy, Almond, Coconut, Oats, Rice, Hemp) Markets – Global Forecast to 2027 – Favorable Marketing and Correct Positioning of Dairy Alternatives

Global Dairy Alternatives Market

Global Dairy Alternatives Market

Dublin, Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The "Dairy Alternatives…



Global Dairy Alternatives Market

Global Dairy Alternatives Market

Dublin, Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Dairy Alternatives Market by Source (Soy, Almond, Coconut, Oats, Rice, Hemp), Application (Milk, Yogurt, Ice creams, Cheese, Creamers), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets, Health Food Stores, Pharmacies), Formulation and Region - Forecast to 2027" report has been added to's offering.

According to the analyst, the 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%,

Appropriate use of promotional mixes has enhanced the growth opportunities in this market. Almond milk producers have achieved significant popularity and growth as they have correctly positioned their brands in the dairy alternatives category. Rise in health awareness and lifestyle changes have stimulated growth in the dairy alternatives market.

Additionally, due to continuous efforts being put in by plant-based beverage manufacturers in terms of innovative flavors, longer shelf life, and better nutritious profile, the market for dairy alternatives is projected to grow in the coming years.

By source, the almond segment is projected to account second largest market share during the forecast period

Based on source, the almond segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. Almond is a nutrient-dense product and is an excellent source of vitamin E in the form of alpha-tocopherol and manganese.

Vitamin E's functionally active component, alpha-tocopherol, is a powerful antioxidant protecting against free radical reactions. Other nutrients included in almonds include calcium, magnesium, selenium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and copper.

By formulation, the plain segment is estimated to grow at a moderate CAGR

Plain dairy alternative products include milk, spreadable and non-spreadable cheese, tofu, creamer, and plain yogurt. These dairy alternatives can be useful in cases where the milk is not directly consumed. Secondary applications of milk, such as in coffees, teas, and recipes that involve plain milk, are ideal applications for dairy alternatives.

Consumers of plain & sweetened dairy alternative food & beverages include the vegan population, children, toddlers, and the lactose-intolerant population who prefer soy and almond beverages as an alternative mostly. Dream original almond, manufactured by The Hain Celestial (US), is a plain & unsweetened product available in shelf-stable packaging for easy consumption.

By application, the ice cream segment is forecasted to account for the second-highest CAGR in the market

The dairy-free frozen desserts market is saturated with ice cream alternatives such as frozen non-dairy dessert bars, sandwiches, fudges, and toppings. Since dairy-free desserts are plant-based, cholesterol-free, and processed to provide various options to consumers such as low in calories and fat and are fortified to enhance their nutritional properties.

Non-dairy ice cream consists of high content of lipids, vitamins, albumin, carbohydrates, and casein that provide significant health benefits such as an increase in good HDL cholesterol in the body, efficient weight management, and protection from cardiovascular diseases.

By distribution channel, the health food stores segment is anticipated to account second-largest share in the market during the review period

Health food stores formed the second-largest distribution channel for dairy alternative products, having accounted for an overall share of 32.5% in 2021

Consumers who have a specific motive for purchasing healthy products tend to choose health food stores to make their purchases. Few consumers who are lactose intolerant or allergic to milk are more likely to choose these health stores to make their purchases, as health-based options and varieties are available.

The Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the second highest CAGR during the forecast period

Japan, Australia, China, and India are the major countries covered for study in this report. Some key market players in this region are Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company (Australia), Vitasoy International Holdings Limited (Hong Kong), Freedom Foods Group Ltd. (Australia), and Pureharvest (Australia).

The dairy alternatives industry in the Asia pacific region is growing, owing to the customer's changing lifestyles. In response to increased urbanisation, diet diversification, and the liberalisation of foreign direct investment in the food industry, the dairy alternative market in this region is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

Competitive landscape

The key players in this market are The WhiteWave Foods Company (US), The Hain Celestial Group Inc. (US), Blue Diamond Growers (US), SunOpta (Canada), and Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company (Australia).

Premium Insights

  • Rise in Demand due to Increasing Cases of Lactose Intolerance
  • Supermarkets and France Accounted for the Largest Respective Shares in the European Market in 2021
  • Soy-Based Alternatives to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
  • Asia-Pacific to Dominate Across Most Applications During the Forecast Period
  • Dairy Alternatives for Milk to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
  • Flavored Dairy Alternatives to Dominate the Market During the Forecast Period
  • Supermarkets to Dominate the Distribution During the Forecast Period

Market Dynamics


  • Growth in Consumer Preference for a Vegan Diet
  • Nutritional Benefits Offered by Plant-Based Dairy Alternatives
  • Increase in Cases of Lactose Intolerance and Milk Allergies


  • Volatile Prices of Raw Materials
  • Allergy Concerns Among Consumers of Soy Products


  • Growth in Demand in Emerging Markets
  • Favorable Marketing and Correct Positioning of Dairy Alternatives
  • Changes in Lifestyles of Consumers


  • Limited Availability of Raw Materials
  • Low Awareness Among Consumers

Tariff and Regulatory Landscape

  • Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • Food and Drug Administration (Fda)
  • The Soyfoods Association of America
  • Classification of Soymilk
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand (Fsanz)
  • European Court of Justice

Case Study Analysis

  • Use Case 1: Launch of Diary-Like Segment by Introducing Silk Nextmilk and So Delicious Wondermilk
  • Use Case 1: Blue Diamond Growers Partnered with Group Lala to Establish a Network in Mexico

Company Profiles

Key Players

  • Danone North America Public Benefit Corporation
  • The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
  • Blue Diamond Growers
  • Sunopta
  • Freedom Foods Group Limited
  • Sanitarium
  • Eden Foods, Inc.
  • Nutriops, S.L.
  • Earth's Own Food Company Inc.
  • Triballat Noyal
  • Valsoia S.P.A.
  • Panos Brands
  • Green Spot Co. Ltd.
  • Hiland Dairy

Startups/Smes/Other Players

  • Ripple Foods
  • Kite Hill
  • Wayfare
  • Califia Farms
  • Daiya Foods Inc.
  • Pureharvest
  • One Good
  • Vly
  • Miyoko's Creamery
  • Oatly Inc.

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