Elimination diets, increasing scrutiny over the dairy industry and environmental concerns have all contributed to a monumental shift away from dairy. While some dairies have folded under the change in consumer demand, Henry Schwartz made the bold decision to close the doors to his family's 95-year-old dairy and shift to completely plant-based alternatives.
Milk (cow, sheep, goat and butter) and other liquid dairy products like coffee creamer and other creams, are still holding strong even though nut and other plant-based milks have made the dairy case competitive.
Plant-based yogurt brand Lavva has launched new packaging with design by famed cut-paper artist, Hattie Newman. The bold, colorful designs will help it stand apart from the white and cream-colored packaging typical of competing brands.
The market for dairy and dairy alternative beverages will reach a projected $28 billion by 2021, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the new report, Dairy and Dairy Alternative Beverage Trends in the U.S., 4th Edition. Spurring the segment's growth will be plant-based dairy alternatives, which are expected to come to represent 40% of the combined total of dairy and dairy alternative beverages.