Top 6 Companies Driving the Growth of the Global Fluid Milk Market

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Lactalis Group, Nestle SA, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Arla Foods amba, Dairy Farmers of America, and Saputo Inc., among others, are the major players in the global fluid milk market.


The global fluid milk market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 1.6% in the forecast period of 2022-2027. As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the market is expected to be driven by the rising availability of wide varieties of milk.


The growing exposure to wide varieties of milk in various countries is driving the demand for fluid milk. As milk varieties such as vitamin A and D fortified milk, lactose-reduced, lactose-free, acidophilus, and A2 milk cater to the nutritional requirements and preferences of various consumers, the market for fluid milk is growing. Various advantages associated with fluid milk, including improved longevity and aseptic treatment, among others, are bolstering its sales. With the rising awareness regarding the nutritional benefits of milk, the demand for fluid milk is likely to grow in the forecast period.


The rising availability of consumer-specific milk variants and balanced milk products owing to the expansion of supermarkets, hypermarkets, and convenience stores, is augmenting the market growth of fluid milk. Moreover, the demand for flavoured, low-fat, and fat-free fluid milk is rising on account of the increasing consumer inclination towards healthy and flavoured products. 


The surging number of environmentally conscious consumers are increasingly preferring sustainably sourced fluid milk. Various governments are also introducing favourable initiatives to raise awareness regarding the importance of milk consumption, which is anticipated to bolster the demand for fluid milk in the forecast period.


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Top 6 Fluid Milk Companies Across the Globe:

Lactalis Group

Headquarters: Laval, France
Establishment: 1933


Lactalis Group is one of the most prominent dairy companies in the world. It is the leading European provider of butter, milk, and cream and the largest cheese manufacturer in the world. The company also offers its products and services to various end-use sectors, including infant nutrition and foodservice, among others. 


Nestle SA

Headquarters: Vevey, Switzerland
Establishment: 1866


Nestle SA is a prominent food and beverage company, based in Switzerland. The company has over 200 global brands across the globe. It has a wide presence in 186 countries and offers baby food, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, dairy, and confectionery products. 


Fonterra Co-Operative Group

Headquarters: Auckland, New Zealand
Establishment: 2001


Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited is a dairy co-operative, based in New Zealand. Its farms have one of the lowest carbon footprints. The cooperative offers milk and dairy products under its Kapiti, Anchor, Mammoth, and Primo brands. In September 2022, the company launched Nutiani, its new well-being nutrition solutions brand, to reinforce its position as a leading nutrition science brand. 


Arla Foods amba

Headquarters: Denmark
Establishment: 2000


Arla Foods amba is a leading dairy company and the largest producer of organic dairy. With 8,956 farmers owning more than 1.5 million cows, the company’s products are manufactured efficiently and sustainably. Its milk is processed in 60 sites and its products are sold in 152 countries across the globe. The company offers fluid milk under Matilde, Dano, and Coccio. 


Dairy Farmers of America

Headquarters: Kansas, United States
Establishment: 1998


Dairy Farmers of America is an American milk cooperative that is owned by farmers. The company supports 12,500 farmers to operate plants to process their milk, sell their milk, and invest in new technologies. The company is divided into seven geographic areas and offers various services to ease the operations of farmers.


Saputo Inc.

Headquarters: Québec, Canada
Establishment: 1954


Saputo manufactures, markets, and sells various dairy products. It is a major cream and fluid milk processor in Canada and a prominent dairy processor and cheese manufacturer in the world. It also develops and distributes beverages and alternative cheese. It processes nearly 11 billion litres of milk into several types of cheese. With an employee base of 18,600 and 67 manufacturing facilities, the company sells its ingredients and products in more than 60 countries.


*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.

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