Top 6 Yogurt Manufacturers in the World

Top 6 Yogurt Manufacturers in the World

The global yogurt market size reached US$ 120.7 Billion in 2023. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top yogurt companies are engaged in developing yogurt products that are low in sugar, fat, and calories on account of the growing awareness among the masses regarding the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition, numerous companies are introducing yogurt products that cater to specific dietary requirements, such as gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan, propelling the market. Along with this, several key players are developing yogurt products that are produced from plant-based ingredients, including soy, coconut, and almond milk to cater to consumers who are lactose intolerant and vegan, which is acting as another growth-inducing factor. In addition, numerous companies are also launching products that are fortified with additional vitamins and minerals, as well as probiotics that can aid in digestion and improve gut health, is significantly supporting the demand. Apart from this, the emergence of e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels is also positively influencing the market as developing their online stores helps companies reach a wider audience and offer a more personalized shopping experience. Furthermore, the launching of new flavors, textures, and packaging options to appeal to different consumer segments is creating a positive market outlook. Some of the other factors driving the market include growing awareness regarding the benefit of consuming yogurt and the rising popularity of numerous western cuisine. On account of these factors, the market is expected to reach US$ 199.7 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% during 2024-2032.

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List of Top Companies Operating in the Yogurt Industry Worldwide:

The global yogurt market has several major players including Lactalis Group, General Mills Inc., Nestle, Friesland Campina, Danone, and Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd. More information about these companies has been provided below.

1. Lactalis Group

Establishment:

1933

Headquarters:

Laval, France

Website:

http://www.lactalis.com

 

Lactalis is a French dairy company that is one of the largest dairies in the world, with operations in numerous countries. It started as a small cheese-making company and has since grown to become a global player in the dairy industry. It has a diverse range of products, including cheese, milk, butter, yogurt, cream, and other dairy products. It is also a major supplier of private-label dairy products to supermarkets and other retailers. Additionally, it has a strong presence in Europe, where it operates several dairy plants and has a significant market share in several countries. It has a strong commitment to sustainability and has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, such as investing in renewable energy and reducing its water usage.

2. General Mills Inc.

Establishment:

1928

Headquarters:

Minnesota, United States

Website:

http://www.generalmills.com

 

General Mills Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is primarily engaged in the production and distribution of consumer food products. One of the keys to General Mills' success has been its ability to innovate and create new products that meet the changing needs and tastes of consumers. Additionally, it invests heavily in research and development and has a team of scientists and food technologists who work to create new products and improve existing ones. In recent years, it has also made a commitment to sustainability, with a focus on reducing its environmental impact and improving the welfare of the farmers and workers who produce its raw materials. The company has set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and waste, and has also worked to promote sustainable farming practices and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. In addition to its core business of consumer-packaged foods, the company also has several joint ventures and partnerships in other areas, such as pet food and snacks.

3. Nestle

Establishment:

1866

Headquarters:

 Vevey, Switzerland

Website:

https://www.nestle.com/

 

Nestlé is a renowned food and beverage multinational company, with a diverse range of products that include baby food, breakfast cereals, bottled water, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, frozen food, ice cream, pet foods, and snacks. Additionally, it holds a significant stake in L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company. It is recognized as a leader in the field of nutrition, health, and wellness, with a presence in nearly all countries worldwide. Its goal is to improve the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future, by creating delicious and healthier options for consumers and its employees, as well as investing in research and development. Furthermore, the company collaborates with governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to promote nutrition, health, and wellness.

4. Friesland Campina

Establishment:

1871

Headquarters:

Amersfoort, Netherlands

Website:

https://www.careers.frieslandcampina.com/

 

Friesland Campina is a dairy company that produces a range of dairy products, including milk, yogurt, cheese, butter, cream, and dairy-based beverages. The company is fully owned by Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina U.A., which has numerous dairy farmers from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany as members. These member dairy farmers collectively own the company through the cooperative model. Additionally, it manages the entire production chain, from grass to glass, together with member dairy farmers. The company provides specific nutrition for different consumer groups, including children, the elderly, and sportspeople. In addition to catering to consumers, it supplies a broad range of products to professional customers, such as bakers, pastry chefs, chocolate confectioners, chefs, and caterers. Furthermore, it supplies high-quality ingredients to international food producers and pharmaceutical companies.

5. Danone

Establishment:

1919

Headquarters:

Paris, France

Website:

https://www.danone.com/

 

Danone is a food and beverage company with a multi-local presence that prioritizes health-focused categories in its three divisions, including essential dairy and plant-based products, water, and specialized nutrition. The company is committed to promoting sustainable and healthy consumption through its One Planet. One Health initiative, which acknowledges the interconnectedness of the health of people and the planet. Its investment in sustainable and responsible food production includes renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, as well as water stewardship projects in water-stressed areas. It also implements numerous initiatives aimed at improving global consumer health and well-being. Moreover, it invests heavily in research and development, particularly in nutrition and health.

6. Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd.

Establishment:

1993

Headquarters:

 Hohhot, China

Website:

http://www.yili.com

 

Yili Industrial Group is a Chinese multinational dairy company that specializes in the production and distribution of a wide range of dairy products, including milk, yogurt, ice cream, and cheese. It is divided into four major segments, including liquid milk, milk powder, yogurt, and ice cream. The company's products are sold under various brand names, including Yili, Satine, Changyi, and Pro-Kido. Yili's products are well-known for their high quality and safety, and the company has received numerous awards for its product quality and safety standards. Additionally, its success is built on its commitment to innovation and quality. The company invests heavily in research and development and has established partnerships with leading research institutions and universities around the world. It has also been recognized for its commitment to sustainable development and has received several awards for its environmental and social responsibility initiatives.

 

About Author:

Aditi Kumar

Senior Content Writer at IMARC Services Private Limited

Aditi is a content writer and editor at IMARC Services Private Limited with over two years of experience in market research, covering diverse sectors from information technology to healthcare, automotive, oil and gas, food and beverage, and electronics. She actively works on numerous predictive and exploratory research projects and has hands-on experience analyzing and writing about macro and micro markets. Besides writing, Aditi loves baking and reading novels.

 

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