To sell more milk or yogurt, add full-fat varieties. To sell more cheese, start making quark and farmer varieties. And ban the bland. Consumers want savory flavors.
All information is drawn from “What’s in Store 2017” published by the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, Madison, Wis.
In 2005, per capita consumption of ice cream, sherbet and frozen yogurt was 25.2 pounds per person. In 2014, Americans ate just 22.8 pounds per person. Ice cream production trends are similar: a decrease of 87.8 million gallons from 2005 to 2014.