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Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Market Research Report | SIC C10.519 | Oct 2016

Healthy culture: Rising health consciousness allows the industry to cultivate growth

IBISWorld’s Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy Company Ltd Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy Company Ltd market share
Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd Muller Dairy (U.K) Ltd market share
Yeo Valley Farms (Production) Ltd Yeo Valley Farms (Production) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • High-protein and sugar-free ranges have supported revenue growth in recent years
  • Milk prices have remained low, which has been positive for industry operators
  • Sugar-free yoghurts are expected to fill the shelves, while flavoured yoghurts continue to fall out of favour
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies in the Yoghurt and Other Dairy Product Processing industry produce items such as yoghurt, powdered milk, whey and lactose. Yoghurt is the most popular product in the industry and its popularity as a healthy breakfast food and as an alternative to dessert foods such as ice cream has made it very marketable. Whey protein has become a common supplement among fitness enthusiasts and is often used by those trying to build muscle or to add more protein to their diets. Powdered milk is sold mainly to food manufacturers, who add it to chocolate, ice cream and other foods. It can also be used in yoghurt production, so some firms may sell to other industry operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Yoghurt and Other Dairy Product Processing industry vary significantly between industry segments. Success for a new entrant without an established brand is very difficult in the consumer market for yoghurt, for example, because major sellers such as Danone, Muller and Yeo Valley have already established their brands in consumers' minds. Firms that wish to enter this segment are likely to have more success by targeting an unsaturated niche. For example, Arla has had great success with its Protein range targeted at health conscious consumers. Dairies that sell yoghurt and other milk-derived products to food manufacturers and food-service industries need not employ established brands, but they may find it difficult to break established relationships.

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Additional Insights for the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry are

  • Access to high-quality inputs
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from supermarkets and Health consciousness in the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry?

    This industry covers the production of fermented milk-based products other than liquid milk, cream, butter and cheese. Yoghurt, creme fraiche, sour cream, milk-based soft drinks, yoghurt drinks, powdered milk, whey, casein and lactose are all included. Products from a non-dairy source are excluded, as are foods serving a specific nutritional purpose, such as infant milk formula and whey-based protein supplements.

    Industry Products
    Flavoured yoghurtPlain yoghurtWheyMilk powder
    Industry Activities
    Yoghurt productionSour cream and creme fraiche processingYoghurt drink productionPowdered milk productionWhey product processingCasein and lactose processing

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Health consciousness
  • Domestic price of milk
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Reformulating recipes
  • High in protein
  • Import competition
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Milk prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Low sugar and protein rich
  • Cultivating trade
  • Common Agricultural Policy
  • Table: Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Ice Cream Production
  • Chocolate & Confectionery Production
  • Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Cattle Raising
  • Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing
  • Products & Services
  • Milk powder
  • Plain yoghurt
  • Flavoured yoghurt
  • Whey
  • Other
  • Chart: Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Food manufacturers and food-service firms
  • Wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP
    Yeo Valley Farms (Production) Ltd
    Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy Company Ltd
  • Table: Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP - financial performance
  • Table: Yeo Valley Farms (Production) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Yoghurt & Other Dairy Product Processing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Concentrated Milk
  • Milk after water is removed and sugar added to create a very thick sweet and rich paste that can last for years if unopened.
  • Own-Label
  • A product manufactured by one company and provided for offer under another company's brand.
  • Probiotic Yoghurt Drink
  • Yoghurt drinks made from active bacteria cultures, which are beneficial for the microflora of the intestines.
  • Whey
  • Whey or milk plasma is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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