Saputo, Agropur Co-op, Kraft Canada and Parmalat Canada continue to dominate cheese sales and are expected to record a combined value share of 85% in 2014
Cheddar, mozzarella and cream cheese are the most popular cheeses, they accounted for more than two-thirds of total sales in 2013.
Three major milk processors (Saputo, Agropur and Parmalat) hold a total market share of approx. 83% in the Canadian drinking milk market. Store brands and private labels represent about 7% of the drinking milk market.
There has been significant growth in goat milk sales (4% in volume) over the last few years due to the fact that lactose intolerant people consume it as an alternative to regular milk.
Three major yogurt processors (Danone, Ultima Foods and Parmalat Canada) hold a combined market share of approx. 73.5% in the yogurt market. Private labels represent a very limited share (3.3%).
Popular flavours in the fruited spoonable yogurt category include strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, peach, cherry, mixed Berries and apricot etc.
Vanilla and cappuccino are the most popular flavors for non-fruited spoonable yogurt, followed by mocha and maple.
Yogurt is mainly consumed in spoonable form (91.5%) compared to drinking yogurt that accounts for 8.5%.
Top flavours for ice cream in Canada are vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch, caramel, coffee, mint chocolate chip and maple walnut.
Three major ice cream processors (Nestle Canada, Unilever Canada and David Chapman’s) hold a combined market share of approx. 64% in the ice cream market. Private label and artisanal ice cream hold 12% and 1.1 % shares of the Canadian ice cream market respectively.