As consumer interest in dairy alternatives climbs, so too does production of such products. Launches of dairy-alternative beverages, for example, have more than doubled globally since 2012.1 Demand for dairy alternatives has transformed a niche category into a mainstream market, creating a global opportunity for food and beverage manufacturers to diversify their offerings.
However, these innovative products present a number of formulation challenges. Manufacturers not only must create foods and beverages with desirable taste and texture, but also ensure such products meet all the ancillary needs and desires of discerning consumers.
1 Innova Market Insights, Dairy Alternative Beverages, 2012-2017.