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Assessment of the US Dairy Alternative Food & Beverage Market

Assessment of the US Dairy Alternative Food & Beverage Market

Dairy alternative foods and beverages need a great deal of processing, which increases the risk of cross contamination, and require more research and development (R&D) and manufacturing investments. This results in higher prices and too many overlapping concepts that confound consumers.

The dairy alternative retail products’ revenue was estimated at approximately $􂀀 billion in 2014 in the United States, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 􂀀% to reach $􂀀billion in 2021.

The US market for dairy alternative food and beverage products is driven by the availability and familiarity of source materials, along with the ability to provide options for people with special dietary needs. Food and beverage brand owners are responding to these consumer needs, providing the necessary impetus with new product lines.

Dairy alternative products are basically plant-based products that mimic the dairy products in texture and taste. Consumer demand for such plant-based dairy alternative products is increasing globally, especially in North America.

In North America, there is more emphasis on branding dairy alternative products, while traditional dairy-based products are slipping into private labels and commoditization.

About this report

The US market for dairy alternative food and beverage products is driven by the availability and familiarity of source materials, and their ability to provide options for people with special dietary needs. Food and beverage brand owners are responding to these consumer needs, providing the necessary impetus with new product lines. This study covers the state of the US market in terms of market size, growth, competitive environment, and key challenges in 2014 and beyond. Dairy alternative milks, dairy alternative solid and semi-solid foods, and food intolerance and ‘free-from’ market segments are examined in depth, and the market growth for each segment is forecast. The base year is 2014 and forecasts are provided up to 2021.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Study Scope and Definitions
    • Study Scope
  • Total Dairy Alternative Food & Beverage Products Market
    • Opportunity Dashboard
    • Products Overview
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Key Industry Participants and Distribution Channels
    • Branding Trends
    • Environmentally Friendly Label Claims
    • Revenue Estimates by Product Form and Plant Source
      • Table Dairy Alternative Food & Beverage Market: Revenue and Revenue Share Matrix US 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Dairy Alternative Food & Beverage Market: Revenue Forecast, US, 2014-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Plant Source
    • Revenue Forecast by Plant Source
      • Table Dairy Alternative Food & Beverage Market: Revenue Forecast by Plant Source, US, 2014 and 2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Form
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Form
      • Table Dairy Alternative Food & Beverage Market: Revenue Forecast Summary by Product Form, US, 2014 and 2021
  • Dairy Alternative Milk Market
    • Market Trends
    • Revenue Share by Plant Source
    • Consumer Trends
    • Flavored Drinking Milk Trends
    • Soy Milk-Market Trends
    • Almond Milk-Market Trends
    • Coconut Milk-Market Trends
    • Hemp Milk-Market Trends
    • Cashew Milk-Market Trends
    • Other Dairy Alternative Milks-Market Trends
  • Dairy Alternative Solid and Semi-solid Food Market
    • Revenue Share by Plant Source
    • Dairy Alternative Yogurts-Market Trends
    • Dairy Alternative Frozen Desserts-Market Trends
    • Dairy Alternative Spreads-Market Trends
    • Dairy Alternative Cheese-Market Trends
  • Food Intolerance and `Free-from' Market
    • Overlap of Dairy Alternative with Non-dairy and Lactose-free
    • Food Intolerance Products Market
      • Table Food Intolerance Products Market: Revenue Forecast, US, 2014 and 2021
    • Gluten-free Products
    • Lactose-free Products
      • Table Lactose-free Products Market: Revenue Forecast, US, 2014 and 2021
      • Table Lactose-free Products Market: Top 5 Brands of New Product Launches, US, 2012
      • Table Lactose-free Products Market: Top 5 Categories with Lactose-related Label Claims, US, 2012
    • Compelling Consumer Reasons for `Free-from' Foods

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