Executive Summary

Aug 2019
PROSPECTS
Larger pot sizes increasingly favoured for flexibility and portion control

Yoghurt and sour milk products continued to see current value growth in 2019, partly due to the expansion of the pot sizes available. In the review period, yoghurt was increasingly positioned as a snack for on-the-go consumption.

Niche segments see strong growth, mainly benefiting from health trends

Within sour milk products, the popularity of kefir is growing by leaps and bounds. This is being driven by wider availability across the major retailers, and increasing consumer demand based on its health credentials, fuelled by the gut health boom and more health-conscious consumers looking after their digestive health.

Sugar is a concern but this benefits plain yoghurt, while product reformulation is expected

Yoghurt is being challenged by increasing consumer awareness of the high sugar levels in such products. Public Health Liverpool published a report claiming that a single yoghurt produced by any of the nation’s leading brands can include the full amount of the recommended daily sugar allowance for children.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Danone overtakes Müller for the first time, thanks to new product development

Danone took the value lead in yoghurt and sour milk products from Müller Dairy (UK) for the first time in 2019. It has various brands, such as Activia, Actimel, Light & Free and Oykos, whilst Müller concentrates only on its brand of the same name.

Skyr becomes increasingly popular and leads to new launches

Skyr is a thick Icelandic yoghurt with a high protein content. It is mainly due to its high protein that sales have taken off, with Icelandic yoghurt looking set to become the new Greek yoghurt.

Private label continues to grow due to low prices and by moving into niche segments

Private label continues to pose an important threat to branded products in yoghurt and sour milk products, driven by consumers choosing lower-priced products. The share of private label increased once again in 2019, driven by consumers’ desire to save money, and product innovation.

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Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Larger pot sizes increasingly favoured for flexibility and portion control
Niche segments see strong growth, mainly benefiting from health trends
Sugar is a concern but this benefits plain yoghurt, while product reformulation is expected

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Danone overtakes Müller for the first time, thanks to new product development
Skyr becomes increasingly popular and leads to new launches
Private label continues to grow due to low prices and by moving into niche segments

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 2 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 3 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 4 Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 5 Sales of Flavoured Yoghurt by Flavour: Rankings 2014-2019
Table 6 NBO Company Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2015-2019
Table 7 LBN Brand Shares of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products: % Value 2016-2019
Table 8 Distribution of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 12 Forecast Sales of Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Packaged Food in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Sales of packaged food continue to rise, boosted by premiumisation
Demand increases for healthy and convenient products
Private label maintains share growth due to offering quality at low prices
Consumers increasingly buy their groceries online
Packaged food set to continue growing

FOODSERVICE

Sales to Foodservice
Meat substitutes and milk alternatives continue to expand in foodservice
Changing breakfast consumption leads to growth in breakfast cereals through foodservice
Vegetable chips, popcorn and sweet potato fries increase in popularity in foodservice
Consumer Foodservice
Delivery services expand, offering convenience to consumers, but there are concerns
Lower consumer confidence reduces visits to foodservice outlets
Diversification as retailers move into foodservice and the overall dining experience becomes more important
Category Data
Table 13 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 14 Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 15 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 16 Forecast Foodservice Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024

MARKET DATA

Table 17 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 18 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 19 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 20 Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 21 GBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2015-2019
Table 22 NBO Company Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2015-2019
Table 23 LBN Brand Shares of Packaged Food: % Value 2016-2019
Table 24 Penetration of Private Label by Category: % Value 2014-2019
Table 25 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 26 Distribution of Packaged Food by Format and Category: % Value 2019
Table 27 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 28 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Packaged Food by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

SOURCES

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