Yogurt has become a universal snack that attracts global consumers for its innate health and convenience. According to Innova Market Insights, new yogurt product introductions increased 9.3% (compound annual growth rate) from 2012 to 2017.1 As consumers find more occasions to soak up the nutritional benefits and indulgent flavors, yogurt sales rise. It is predicted that the market volume will increase 11% from 2016 to 2018.2
Investing in nutrition research to increase the understanding of dairy’s impact on the human body and filling knowledge gaps is a priority for the National Dairy Council (NDC). The latest updates show dairy as the ultimate ingredient in product development for delivering high-quality nutrition across the globe.