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Dairy Alternative Market By Type (Soy Milk, Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Hemp Milk) By Application(Food, Beverages) - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018-2023.

 Food and Beverages

Report Overview

GLOBAL DAIRY ALTERNATIVE MARKET was valued at USD 7.08 Billion for the year 2017. Dairy Alternative Market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.16% from 2018 to reach USD 13.36 Billion by the year 2023. Asia Pacific region holds the major market share whereas North America region is considered as the fastest growing market in the forecasted period. Developed countries such as China, U.S. and other developing countries in the Asia Pacific region are further anticipated to grow at a steady pace in the next 5 years.

Whitewave Foods (U.S.), The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (U.S.), SunOpta Inc. (Canada), Blue Diamond Growers (U.S.), Valsoia S.p.A (Italy), Triballat Noyal (France) are some of the top manufacturers in the Dairy Alternative Market with highest market share was held by Whitewave Foods in 2016. Better global reach, both at production and at an operational level is the main reason for holding this highest market share. New product launches and growing research and development expenditures to address changing demand of end users in recent years are driving this market. Organic growth strategies such as merger and acquisition were adopted by these manufacturers in recent years has provided comprehensive market opportunities for the various stakeholder in the value chain.


             Growing cases of lactose intolerance amongst end user

             Rising health consciousness has increased demand for the vegan diet


             Comparatively high price for Alternative milk types

             Varying nutrient content compared to dairy milk


             Changing lifestyle in the untapped emerging market pose an opportunity for producers

             Consumers are showing interest in the hybrid beverages, that offer functional benefits such as bone health, high protein, energy or relaxation at a retail level


             Removing the additional sugar content to enhance flavors & textures

             Economical and uninterrupted Raw material supply for production

The soy milk segment is expected to hold the maximum market share during the forecasted period. With the increasing popularity and easy availability of the soy milk demand for dairy alternative applications are gaining highest market share. Almond milk is widely popular in North America region with ~80% of production in the region.

On the other hand, Cheese, Pudding, Ice-Creams food application types for this market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecasted period. The growth is attributed to the growing demand for new and innovative product launches.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

Dairy Alternative Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers

Food & Beverages Processing Companies

Plant-Based Food Manufacturers

Research and Consulting organization

Technology Standards Organizations, Forums, Alliances and Associations

End-use industries

Regulatory bodies

By Type

Soy Milk

Almond Milk

Rice Milk

Hemp Milk

By Application



By Formulation







By Region

North America




Key Market Players

Whitewave Foods (U.S.)

Blue Diamond Growers (U.S.)

SunOpta Inc. (Canada)

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (U.S.),

Freedom Foods (Australia)

Nutriops SL. (Spain)

Döhler GmbH (Germany)

(A brief overview of another 13 companies is also provided)

Research Methodology:

Genesis Market Insights follows in-depth Research Methodology focused on reducing deviation in the collected data. GMI offers the most precise evaluations and projection for the market numbers. GMI engages following Market Engineering techniques –

  1. Raw Market Data is collected and compared with the Existing in-house Data on a broad front.
  2. Both Bottom-Up and Top-Down approaches are analyzed for segmenting and estimating measurable aspects of the market.
  3. To avoid bias, we filter the collected data collected from authenticated sources.
  4. GMI has a well proven Statistical Modeling System for estimates and forecasts.
  5. Further, the report findings are validated with the Industry Expert Panel on face to face or telephonic interviews.
  6. Panelists are approached from Leading Enterprises across the value chain including manufacturers, suppliers, technology providers, domain experts and buyers so as to validate a thorough and balanced market overview.

Detailed customization is also available for you. Further, if the report listed above does not meet your key requirements. Our customized research report will analytically cover the required market information you need which will help you to plan your business decisions.

Table Of Content


1.1  Market Vision

       1.1.1 Market Definition

       1.1.2 Market Scope

1.2  Limitations

1.3  Stakeholders

2. Research Methodology

2.1. Research Process

       2.1.1. Secondary Research

       2.1.2. Primary Research

2.2. Market Size Estimation

      2.2.1. Bottoms-Up Approach

      2.2.2. Top-Down Approach

      2.2.3. Annual Turnover Process

2.3. Data Triangulation 

2.4. Research Assumptions 

       2.4.1. Assumption

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Overview

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Drivers

4.3. Restraints

4.4. Opportunities

4.5. Challenges

5. Industry Trends

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

       5.2.1. Threat of New Entrants

       5.2.2. Threat of Substitutes

       5.2.3. Bargaining Power of Buyers

       5.2.4. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

       5.2.5. Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6. Dairy Alternative Market, By Type

6.1. Soy Milk

6.2. Almond Milk

6.3. Coconut Milk

6.4. Rice Milk

6.5. Hemp Milk

6.6. Others      

7. Dairy Alternative Market, By Product

7.1. Food

7.2. Beverages

8. Dairy Alternative Market, By Formulation

8.1. Flavoured

8.2. Non Flavoured

9. Geographical Analysis

9.1. Introduction

9.2. North America

       9.2.1. U.S.

       9.2.2. Canada

       9.2.3. Mexico

9.3. Europe

       9.3.1. U.K.

       9.3.2. Germany

       9.3.3. Spain

9.4. Asia Pacific

       9.4.1. China

       9.4.2. India

9.5. RoW

       9.5.1. Latin America

       9.5.2. Middle East and Africa

10. Company Profiles

(Business Overview, Financial Overview, Product write Up, Recent Developments)

10.1 Whitewave Foods (U.S.) 

10.2 SunOpta Inc. (Canada)

10.3 The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (U.S.)

10.4 Blue Diamond Growers (U.S.)

10.5 Eden Foods (U.S.)            

10.6 Earth's Own Food Company Inc. (Canada)

10.7 Nutriops SL. (Spain)

10.8 Döhler GmbH (Germany)

(A brief overview of another 13 companies is also provided) 

11. Competitive Analysis

11.1. Introduction

11.2. Market Positioning of Key Players

11.3 Competitive Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

12. Appendix

12.1. Questionnaire

12.2. Available Customizations 

12.3. Upcoming Events (Trade Fair, Exhibitions, Conferences)


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