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
Dairy Ingredients, Lactose, Market Insights, Consumer Insights, Cheese, Global, Whey Protein, Lactose-free
Products with free-from claims, such as lactose-free, seem to be multiplying overnight. According to Innova Market Insights, 2% of new global product introductions in 2015 included lactose free claims.1 This number is rising as manufacturers take the opportunity to contribute lactose-free innovations using dairy ingredients.
Consumer Insights, Global, Whey Protein Isolate, Weight Management, Milk Protein, Whey Protein, Sports Nutrition, Healthy Aging
Sports nutrition products continue their momentum as more mainstream consumers buy into the category. In the last five years (2011-2016), global sports nutrition product launches had a 10.4% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).1 As more products enter the market, U.S. dairy proteins are helping manufacturers differentiate their products from others in the sports nutrition category.
Dairy Ingredients, Dairy Futures and Options, Market Insights, Consumer Insights, Dairy Trends, Nutrition, Dairy Resources, Global, Consumer Trends, Food Technology, Food Production
Food and beverage industry experts gathered to talk about the latest in the protein market during The Protein Trends and Technologies Seminar, held on May 23-24 in Itasca, Illinois. The seminar -explored functional properties, nutrition and application of many protein sources. As discussed, consumers gravitate towards nutrient-dense ingredients, and protein has held its spot as an important macronutrient for achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Market Insights, Consumer Insights, USDEC Events, Milk Permeate, Permeate, Middle East, Whey Permeate, Nutrition, Global, Dairy Proteins, U.S. Dairy Products, Sodium Reduction
Permeate is everywhere this summer from trade shows to foreign trade missions. More and more, companies are reaching for milk or whey permeate, often labeled as dairy product solids, to economically improve formulations. Why? Because it works in a variety of applications with added benefits like better product taste and appearance, a clean label and reduced sodium.