Dairy category dollar growth has outpaced the dollar growth of the total store throughout the pandemic thus far. All dairy products show positive 2020 year-to-date growth at retail, both in volume and dollars. These products saw the greatest volume increases in 2020:
- Butter (+21.6%)
- Cream (+18.3%),
- Sour cream (+12.9%)
- Cheese (+13.1%)
(IRI custom dairy database, Total US Multi Outlet + Convenience, 2020 YTD 12/27/20)
The Dairy Opportunity
These large segments within the dairy category are drivers of retail:
Sources: IRI custom dairy database, Total US Multi Outlet + Convenience, 2020 YTD 12/27/20; IRI Custom Research; Center for Food Integrity; Mintel; Kantar.
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