North America Dairy Alternatives Market Revenue Forecasted to Cross USD 21 Bn by 2027, Driven by Rising Lactose Intolerance and Consumer Awareness: Ken Research

Market Overview

Dairy alternatives are food and beverages that can be utilized as a substitute for dairy. These are consequent from plants and are considered a very health alternative to dairy. Soy milk, rice milk, and almond milk are among the most prevalent choices for dairy alternative universal. Dairy alternatives are considered healthy due to existence of a number of indispensable vitamins and minerals. They are also low on the fats, cholesterol and have zero concentration of lactose.

Dairy alternatives have been very prevalent in the mature and emerging market. This can be accredited to increase in the number of individuals allergic to dairy. Furthermore, growth in health awareness and growth in the disposable income have aided the dairy alternatives US market growth. Moreover, introduction of supplementary healthy ingredients by dissimilar market players are some other aspects that further propel the growth of the market.

Market Revenue Forecast

According to the latest market analysis report by Ken Research, ‘North America Dairy Alternatives Market Outlook and Forecast to 2027 – Driven by Rising Consumer Awareness, Prevalence of Lactose Intolerance, and Nutritional Benefits of Dairy Alternativesthe Dairy Alternatives Market in North America is predicted to observe strong growth of over 8% during the next five years and forecasted to cross USD 21 Bn by 2027, driven by increasing prevalence of milk allergies and lactose intolerance among population of North America and the rising awareness about dairy alternatives as solution for dealing with such problems.

North America Dairy Alternatives Market

The report broadly classifies this market into 4 segments – by Source Type, by Formulation Type, by Application Type and by End User Industry. In addition, it covers Geographic segmentation analysing major countries market in detail.

According to the findings of this Ken Research report, among the market segments, Almond leads in terms of source type while Food & Beverages is the leading end user industry in this market. And Canada is the fastest growing individual country market within entire region.

Market Growth Drivers and Challenges

The effective growth in popularity of lactose-free products, entailing the milk among individuals is projected to boost the dairy alternatives market growth during the forthcoming years. In addition, the growing health awareness among consumers, remarkably those who are unable to digest lactose, has resulted in the rising consumption of lactose-free products as they typically assist in the absorption of calcium which assistances in building and repairing muscle tissue/cells. For instance, across the U.S as per available data, volume of value-added milks, involving lactose-free, non-dairy milk, and organic milk augmented ~15% during 2021 compared to the prior year, while traditional milk volumes weakened by ~7%.

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The growing consumers’ environmental concerns which are positively influencing the adoption of dairy alternatives in US and other countries. They typically use less land, water to introduce vegan milks, and emit lower carbon emissions which assists in mitigating the effects of global warming and advance the air quality. As per available data, livestock accounts for approximately 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, with the dairy industry holding the greatest share.

The lack of consumer awareness concerning dairy-free products is one of the foremost challenges to the growth of the dairy alternatives market. The shortage of nutritional awareness is probable to be a concern for those who eat a healthy balanced diet and do not reliant solely on milk as an imperative protein source. The continued buy of dairy products by consumers designates that the portfolio of dairy alternatives has yet to seizure the potential customer base.

Key Trends and Opportunities

The market is obtaining momentum and witnessing high requirement owing to the shift in consumer eating patterns and variations in diet trends. The growing occurrences of milk allergies and lactose intolerance cases are projected to propel the requirement for dairy alternatives further over the review period. Several food and beverage products are thus making usage of the product to appeal to the increasing consumer base that is opting for plant-based and several other dairy alternatives.

As the popularity of dairy alternatives grows, a large variety of ingredients will be used to expand the product line. Ingredients, including soy, hemp, coconut, almond, oat, and rice are frequently identified due to their ability to provide high levels of protein and nutritional value to the consumer.

The availability of numerous sweetened, and unsweetened flavours of dairy alternatives is boosting its demand, particularly among the youth, and young adults.

Ken Research also observed that COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on this market. During the months of lockdowns, numerous individuals, particularly those affected by the virus, have shifted their purchasing preferences towards dairy alternatives. Furthermore, many manufacturers of dairy alternatives have seen a significant increase in the sale of dairy alternative products through e-commerce platforms rather than retail stores since 2020 due to the store closure across countries.

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Key Segments Covered in North America Dairy Alternatives Market: –

North America Dairy Alternatives Market by Source





North America Dairy Alternatives Market by Application




Ice Creams

North America Dairy Alternatives Market by Formulation



North America Dairy Alternatives Market by Type of End User Industry

Food & Beverages

Nutraceuticals, Health and Wellness


North America Dairy Alternatives Market by Geography and Major Countries




Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report:

Non-Dairy Products Manufacturers

Vegan Dairy Products Manufacturers

Lactose-Free Products Manufacturers

Raw Material Suppliers for Non-Dairy Products

Potential Investors in Plant-Based/Vegan Food and Beverages

Plant-based Food & Beverages Distributors

Dairy Alternatives Advocacy Groups

Plant-Based Food Manufacturers

Plant-Based Food Distributors

Non-Processed Food Manufacturers

Mineral Food Manufacturers

Start-Up Companies in Dairy Alternatives Market

Dairy Alternatives Food Research Groups

Organic Food Research Groups

Allied Industries for Dairy Alternatives Market

Vegan Food & Beverages Distributors

Food & Beverage Industry

Testers and Processors in Dairy Alternatives Industry

Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period: 2017-2021

Forecast Period: 2022-2027F

Major Dairy Alternatives Product Companies in North America Mentioned in the Report:


SunOpta Inc.

Blue Diamond

Daiya Foods Inc.

Oatly Inc.

Sahmyook Food

Earth’s Own Food Company Inc.

Pacific Foods of Oregon, LLC.

Eden Foods Inc.

Kite Hill

Notable Emerging Dairy Alternatives Product Companies in North America Mentioned in the Report:

Miyoko’s Creamery

Betterland Foods

New Culture

Nuts for Cheese


BetterMilk Inc.


Sigma Alimentos

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North America Dairy Alternatives Market Outlook and Forecast to 2027

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