We dusted off the jukebox to play the songs that best represent dairy foods and beverages. Our annual State of the Dairy Industry report examines the prospects for all dairy categories. For the cultured dairy category, we selected Springsteen’s “Glory Days.” It’s no surprise that cultured dairy products (especially Greek yogurt) is at the top of the charts.
Yogurt still has the attention of consumers. It’s everywhere and it seems to be in everything. But, the consensus among many processors is clear — the novelty with Greek yogurt has worn off. Though it’s still popular, the shelf space is getting crowded and other styles of yogurt (like dessert-style, full-fat, Aussie and European) and other cultured product innovations are gaining interest and pulling once-loyal Greek yogurt consumers to a new side.