Before learning about global lactose free companies, we will first introduce the situation of lactose intolerance in China and the market opportunities for lactose free dairy products. So, what is the market situation of lactose-free dairy products internationally? Today, Xiaobian will take stock of the internationally renowned lactose-free dairy companies for everyone.
As shown above, the market sales and sales of low lactose dairy products in five major countries and regions around the world are shown. The results show that in 2015, the retail sales of low lactose dairy products in the US, China, Mexico, Finland and Colombia were respectively 10.27, 8.71, 5.26, 5.23, $287 million. Among them, the market value of low lactose dairy products in China increased by 84% in 2010-2015, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.9%, and by 2020, it is expected to reach 1.441 billion US dollars.
In addition, Euromonitor's data estimates that the annual compound growth of global lactose free dairy products in 2015-2020 averages around 7%. By 2020, the market size will account for 80% of the total zero-lactose food (sales of about 8.8 billion US dollars).
From this point of view, the lactose free food market is indeed a small cake... So, what are the major lactose free dairy companies in the world? Let's take a look at them one by one.
Valio is the largest food and dairy company in Finland. Founded in 1905, it has sales of 2 billion euros in 2014. In 2001, the world's first company to introduce lactose-free milk, in 2015 Valio lactose-free product sales reached 370 million euros. Since 2014, Valio has launched 53 lactose free products worldwide. Valio focuses on the innovation of lactose free dairy products, with high-end positioning (high-protein low-carb foods, organic, etc.), clean labels and diverse tastes.
Such as the Valio Play series of fruit-flavored yogurt drinks and puddings, claiming lactose-free, no added, and helping the immune system to be healthy. The company's uniquely developed probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG is added to the product, which is the world's most documented probiotic, which can survive in the human gastrointestinal tract and protect the body from infection and imbalance.
Another example is Valio Eila Banana Vanilla Flavored Homemade Yogurt and Valio Eila Organic Skim Milk, which are all based on lactose free and no-addition. Valio's zero-lactose technology consists mainly of membrane filtration and chromatographic separation of pasteurized milk to eliminate some of the lactose, and then use enzymatic hydrolysis to degrade the remaining lactose, which can reduce the lactose content from 4.8% without affecting the taste. Up to less than 0.01%.
Lactalis is a world-renowned dairy and beverage company headquartered in France and the world's number one cheese producer with 2015 global sales of 20 billion euros. Lactalis dairy products have a large class of low lactose, and often combined with low fat, products are available all over the world. In 2015, the sales of low lactose dairy products was about 300 million euros. Lactalis has a broad international market and markets high-end (high protein, low fat) low lactose dairy products in multiple markets.
Lactel is a leading global milk brand under Lactalis. I believe that everyone is no stranger. It has entered the Chinese market at an early stage. The products involve full-fat, low-fat and skimmed pure milk, as well as flavored milk. Globally, Lactel is committed to the production of high-quality French milk and milk drinks, such as the Lactel low-fat chocolate flavored milk drink that we have previously shared. The product is characterized by lactose-free, high-protein and low-fat. Family vitamins, suitable for sports people to drink.
Parmalat Zymil is committed to the production of high value-added functional products. Its zero-lactated skim milk is a product launched in Brazil by Parmalat, a subsidiary of Lactails, which claims to be gluten-free near me and contains only 1% fat. In the lactose intolerance group.
Founded in 1863, Arla Foods was reorganized in 2000. It is the largest dairy company in Europe and the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products with 2015 sales of 6.5 billion euros. Arla has more than 30 brands, including Lactofree lactose-free dairy products, with 2015 sales of lactose-free dairy products of 140 million euros. Since 2014, Arla has listed 62 lactose-free dairy products, constantly innovating in product categories, pursuing high-quality taste and expanding consumer groups.
Valio and Arla's lactose free products started in Finland. A report in November 2015 showed that only 1 in 6 people in Finland have lactose intolerance, and one in every two adults has no choice. Lactose products, because they believe that lactose-free products will certainly not cause digestive problems, is a very safe choice. However, there are still many things to do in the Asian market where lactose allergy is much higher than in other regions. Companies need to guide consumers' perceptions of infant lactose intolerance and tell consumers what solutions are available.
Domestic dairy producers are also continually encouraging and guiding consumers with lactose intolerance to make reasonable choices, while increasing the development and investment of lactose-free products, such as Mengniu's new nourishing zero-lactose milk, Yili The nutrient soothing milk, the new hope of low lactose delicious milk, the bright Yushu lactose-free milk... these are leading the development of lactose-free products towards more natural, healthier and popular mainstream products.