As part of LACTALIS Group, the leading dairy company in the world, LACTALIS Ingredients leverages over 85 years of dairy tradition to deliver technical expertise and offer a sweeping range of ingredients adapted to dairy applications such as yoghurts, recombined dairy products or ice cream.
Dairy products have the highest sales in the packaged product category (GlobalData 2020) and show some of the fastest innovation growth in the food industry. Dairy category is dynamic everywhere, but regional differences are significant. Africa is more oriented towards dairy drinks, as is Asia, where functional milks are particularly popular. In the Middle East, all categories of dairy products are dynamic, but this is especially the case for yoghurts and drinking yoghurts. Finally, Europe and North America show a growing demand for dairy desserts, with a strong trend for ethnic yoghurts (skyr, kefir, etc.), particularly in Europe.
Main drivers in the dairy products category are:
Yogurts have a positive image and are considered nutritious dairy products. Both spoonable and drinkable yoghurts are a way to meet the growing consumer demand for healthy snacking with:
Yoghurt manufacturers want a homogeneous and stable texture, a rich and creamy mouthfeel, as well as enrichment solutions and recipe cost optimisation. Our ingredients answer these particular needs with:
In line with the growing demand for dairy products and “on-the-go” trend, beverages are suitable to different lifestyles and diets. Thanks to their adaptable formulas, our range of dairy solutions can meet many different needs, including:
Using dairy ingredients will help achieve both nutritional and functional assets:
Recombination is a way of obtaining good quality dairy products in some countries where there is no available fresh milk.
To respond to these particular needs, dairy ingredients can be used to produce UHT milk, sweet condensed milk, yoghurts, or cheese. Our customers have precise expectations regarding ingredients they are looking for, including:
We provide solutions for recombined dairy products such as:
The ice-cream market is mainly driven by pleasure and new healthier solutions (clean label, natural and authentic recipes) in developed countries. In emerging regions, the consumption is fast developing thanks to impulse buying.
Each kind of ice cream (bulk, soft, Italian-style or extruded ice cream) requires specific functionalities:
For all these requirements, we offer dairy solutions such as:
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