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Innovation and Inflation: Dual Forces Shaping the Plant-Based Milk Market

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Milk alternatives continue to hold the largest share of all plant-based categories—15% across the total market and 41% in the natural channel—as ongoing innovations intrigue a broader group of consumers. Despite this growth, inflation remains a challenge for plant-based milk producers. Some varieties are also being discontinued or facing pushback from dissatisfied consumers. From supermarkets […]

Healthiest milk options for you

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Kids drink a glass of milk at dinner for a reason – milk contains nutrients we need to grow and maintain healthy bones. Dairy is just as important in adulthood, but about 90% of Americans aren’t meeting the recommendation of three cups per day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Not all dairy products are created […]

Oat milk may create faster spikes in glucose levels

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Plant-based milk alternatives have become popular among health and diet-conscious consumers today. Among the several options available in the market today, many choose to buy oat milk for its great taste and creamy texture. However, despite its growing popularity, questions have emerged regarding its impact on blood glucose levels. French influencer Jessie Inchauspé, also known as Glucose […]

Plant-based beverages tumbled further in 2023 than real milk

Plant-based beverages tumbled further in 2023 than real milk - Dairy News 7X7

Dairy leaders are celebrating the 2023 industry data that they say tracking firm Circana Inc. has just released. The numbers, as reviewed by the National Milk Producers Federation, show that plant-based beverage consumption last year fell 6.6 percent to 337.7 million gallons, marking the second straight year of declines and the lowest consumption in that […]

Study: Animal-Free Milk Generates 96% Fewer Emissions Than Dairy

A life-cycle assessment (LCA) has concluded that Bon Vivant‘s animal-free milk uses significantly fewer natural resources than cow’s milk and has a much smaller environmental footprint. The milk is made with animal-free whey and casein, which are produced using precision fermentation. The LCA, performed by an independent third party, compared one litre of animal-free milk made with […]

Sugar cane milk may soon be an alternative to dairy

Sugar cane milk may soon be an alternative to dairy - Dairy News 7X7

Consumers looking for plant-based options to dairy milk have an abundance of choice available from oat, almond, soy and rice to even macadamia milk. But a product geared to taste almost exactly like dairy milk that would be shelf-stable for up to three years could soon hit the market. It’s milk made from sugar cane, and scientists say the […]

Pros And Cons of Reducing the Retail Price of Plant-Based Milk

Pros And Cons of Reducing the Retail Price of Plant-Based Milk - Dairy News 7X7

An increasing number of people around the world are adopting sustainable diets as an act to fight climate change. As a result, the popularity of plant-based milks has skyrocketed in the past decade. However, there has been a growing debate with regard to the retail price of these plant-based milk products. Is the upcharge of […]

World Milk Day: Deciphering the benefits of plant-based milk

World Milk Day: Deciphering the benefits of plant-based milk - Dairy News 7X7

World Milk Day is observed on June 1 every year. It was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognise the importance of milk as a global food. Apart from cattle, camel’s milk and donkey’s milk are on the supermarket shelves. With the increasing alertness regarding shortfalls of lactose […]

Plant milk is catching up in India: Dairies are ‘concerned’

Plant milk is catching up in India: Dairies are ‘concerned’ - Dairy News 7X7

On World Vegan Day this year, the Internet was rife with a list of celebrities who have adopted a life free of animal products. The names included actors Aamir Khan and Sonam Kapoor, and cricketer Virat Kohli. Then there are premium magazines that fill in readers about elaborate vegan diet plans of India’s biggest celebrities. […]

Consumer perceptions of plant-based milk alternatives

Consumer perceptions of plant-based milk alternatives - Dairy News 7X7

What motivates consumers’ choice of dairy milk products over plant-based milk alternatives? In a recent survey, researchers from the North Carolina State University found that most consumers (73%) associate dairy milk with positive attributes compared to those with a positive association with plant-based milk alternatives (14%). While dairy product consumption is motivated by both familiarity and habit, […]