World's Top Organic Dairy Companies

World's Top Organic Dairy Companies

The top organic dairy companies are focusing on developing innovative products with low fat and reduced levels of sodium and sugar. They are also developing the distribution and supply chain infrastructure for organic dairy products to increase the accessibility of these products. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the global organic dairy market reached a value of US$ 20 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, the market to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2021-2026..

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List of the Largest Organic Dairy Companies in the World:

Arla Foods amba

Establishment: 2000
Headquarter: Viby, Denmark

Arla Foods is one of the world's largest manufacturers of organic products, such as organic milk and butter. The 11,200-member cooperative's consumer products include fluid milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, and cream. Its major milk brands are Lactofree and Cravendale; its butter and spreads include Anchor and Lurpak brands; and Apetina, BUKO, and Costello are among its cheese brands. Arla Foods offer dairy ingredients and bacterial cultures for food manufacturers, and agricultural use and supplies powdered milk and cheese products to markets across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. It also produces chilled coffee products in conjunction with Starbucks.

Aurora Organic Dairy

Establishment: 1976
Headquarter: Boulder, United States

Aurora Organic specializes in private-label and store-brand milk and butter, cream, and non-fat dry milk for large grocery retailers and natural food stores. It also supplies industrial customers with bulk milk, cream, butter, and non-fat dry milk. The company’s passion and commitment to animals, people and planet have fueled the growth in its operations as they have helped expand the overall market for high-quality organic dairy products. It also has agreements with Colorado and Texas farmers who operate 50,000 acres of organic farmland and supply Aurora with organic feed and pasture for its cows. With its clean-living herds, Aurora works to make natural dairy products widespread and affordable.

Organic Valley

Establishment: 1988
Headquarter: La Farge, United States

The Wisconsin-based cooperative's farmer members are located in 35 US states, including California and Florida, and three Canadian provinces. Cooperative Regions of Organic Producers Pool (CROPP) is the largest organic farming cooperative in North America. The group's 1,840-plus members produce the Organic Valley Family of Farms and Organic Prairie brands of fluid and shelf-stable milk, along with cheese, butter, and soy milk. Beyond the dairy barn, the cooperative also offers organic citrus juices, eggs, meats, and poultry. Moreover, its Organic Valley products are sold by food retailers, and its ingredients are marketed to other organic food processors.

Horizon Organic Dairy, LLC

Establishment: 1991
Headquarter: Boulder, United States

Horizon Organic Dairy is among America's first national organic dairy brands. It offers milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, and ice cream, which is produced without added pesticides, antibiotics, or growth hormones. Ninety percent of its milk supply is contracted through some 500 certified organic family farms across the US. At the same time, the other 10% is produced at Horizon's two company-owned farms in Idaho and Maryland. Horizon was acquired in 2004 for more than $200 million by the US's largest dairy producer Dean Foods and operated within its WhiteWave Foods Company segment.

Whole Foods Market Inc.

Establishment: 1980
Headquarter: Austin, Texas

Whole Foods Market is the world's largest natural foods grocery chain. It pioneered the supermarket concept in natural and organic foods retailing. The company operates more than 470 stores throughout the US, Canada, and the UK and focuses on organic perishable and prepared products. It sells private-label items through its 365 Organic Everyday Value and Allegro Coffee lines, and offers a variety of non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free foods. In 2017 acquired Whole Foods, which generates sales mostly in the US for about $13.7 billion.

Kroger Company

Establishment: 1883
Headquarter: Cincinnati, United States

Kroger operates some 3,900 stores under various banners, including 2,800 supermarkets and multi-department stores, nearly 800 convenience stores, and around 320 jewelry stores. It also has over 35 food processing plants in the US. Kroger's Fred Meyer Stores subsidiary operates around 130 supercenters that offer groceries, merchandise, and jewelry in the western US.


About IMARC Group: IMARC Group is a leading market research and consulting company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. The company has done multiple projects on the organic dairy industry and regional China, North America, which has enabled clients to set up and expand their businesses successfully. Some of the company’s offerings include:

  • Market Research
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  • Marketing and sales
  • Procurement and Distribution
  • Innovation and Product Development

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