Supermarkets witness growth in lactose-free dairy products

Supermarkets to witness growth in lactose-free dairy products

5:00 AM, 20th February 2018
Supermarkets to witness growth in lactose-free dairy products. (File photo)
Lactose-free dairy products contain an enzyme called as lactase which helps in breaking down milk sugar galactose, in order to avoid stomach problems in lactose intolerant consumers. (File photo)

Lactose-free products are particularly made for lactose-intolerant individuals. Lactose-free dairy products contain reduced lactose content which provides nutritional benefits to the consumers without having any adverse reactions. Lactose-free dairy products market is expected to witness an impressive CAGR over the forecast period. Lactose-free dairy products are the most trending dairy products which are consumed on a large scale by lactose intolerant consumers, according to a report by Future Market Insights. 

Lactose-free dairy products contain an enzyme called as lactase which helps in breaking down milk sugar galactose in order to avoid stomach problems in lactose intolerant consumers. Lactose-free dairy products are sweeter as the regular dairy products, due to the ultra-pasteurization of the dairy products. As a result of ultra-pasteurization of the dairy products, the shelf life of lactose-free dairy products has been extended.

Demand for lactose-free dairy products has increased widely due to the presence of lactase enzyme which helps in reducing symptoms such as abdominal discomfort including diarrhoea, nausea, and gas and bloating caused due to the incomplete lactose digestion.

Market Segmentation

The global lactose-free dairy products market is segmented on the basis of form, application, distribution channels, and region. The lactose-free dairy products market is segmented on the basis of form which includes the solid form and liquid form. The solid form of lactose-free dairy products is gaining more popularity in the consumption worldwide followed by the liquid form of lactose-free dairy products.

The global lactose-free dairy products market is segmented on the basis of applications including milk, buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese, condensed milk, ice cream, butter, cream, milk powders, processed milk casein. These lactose-free milk powders are used in infant formula and other milk preparations.

The global lactose-free dairy products market is also segmented on the basis of distribution channels such as supermarkets/hypermarkets, online stores and retails stores. The supermarket segment is expected to witness significant growth in the global lactose-free dairy products market over the forecast period followed by retail stores. Hence, the global lactose-free dairy products market is expected to significantly increase the revenue contribution over the forecast period.

Regional Outlook

Geographically, the global lactose-free dairy products industry can be divided into major regions which include North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa. Globally, among all regions, North America has developed as the dominant region in global lactose-free dairy products market followed by Europe.

Increasing consumer shift towards consumption of lactose-free products coupled with increasing dairy consumption by the people on a wide scale has strengthened the growth of global lactose-free dairy products market and hence is projected to significantly expand the revenue contribution of the market over the forecast period.

Growth Drivers

The global lactose-free dairy products market driving factors are increasing demand for lactose-free food products due to the ease of digest which is likely to contribute significantly to the global lactose-free dairy products market till 2026. Growing levels of lactose intolerance are one of the major driving factors of the market. Rising consumer awareness regarding usage of lactose-free dairy products in day-to-day life which will help in maintaining the galactose level in the body is one of the major driving factors for the market globally. Manufacturers are offering innovative dairy products to the consumers in order to remain in the competition in the global lactose-free dairy product market.

Key Players

Some of the key players identified across the value chain of the global Lactose-free dairy products market include McNeil Nutritionals LLC (Lactaid), Green Valley Organics, Valio Oy, Amul, Gallo Dairyland, Arla Foods, Alpro, Cabot Creamery, Malta Dairy Products Ltd, Cargill Inc, Fonterra Co-Operative Group, Dean Foods and Liddells. The companies are expected to grow their business by expanding their product portfolio in global lactose-free dairy products market.

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