Dairy processors make gains on average prices, but unit sales of yogurt, cottage cheese and sour cream all fall in the latest 52 weeks.
May 14, 2012
While unit sales decreased 3% in the yogurt category, dollar sales were up almost 9% to $4.7 billion and the average price per unit increased 13 cents, for the 52 weeks ended March 18. According to Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group, No. 3 Agro Farma Inc., New Berlin, N.Y., the maker of Chobani Greek yogurt, posted the largest gains. Dollar sales were up 128% to $704 million and unit sales rose 132%.
The category posted double-digit gains last year. Single-serve, non-aseptic energy drink sales were up nearly 17%.
March 13, 2012
There was no energy crisis when it came to demand for energy drinks in the 52 weeks ended Dec. 25, 2011. The category showed double-digit growth in both dollar sales (up 16.6%) and unit sales (up 17.6%), according to Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group.
Sales in the milk category (as measured by dollars) were on the rise in 2011, up 6.7% in the 52 weeks ended Nov. 27, 2011. Unit sales, on the other hand were off 2.7%, according to Chicago-based SymphonyIRI Group. The category includes five segments: whole milk, skim/lowfat milk, flavored milk/eggnog/buttermilk, milkshakes/non-dairy drinks and kefir/milk substitutes/soymilk.
Ice cream/sherbet sales had not shown signs of cooling off as of late fall 2011. Although unit sales for the category were down slightly (4.29%), dollar sales increased 3.54% to almost $4.5 billion in the 52 weeks ended Oct. 30, 2011. The average price increased 26 cents during the period. The category includes three segments: frozen yogurt, ice cream and sherbet/sorbet/ices. Private-label brands led all three segments in dollar sales and units.