Dairy Blends


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‘Dairy Blends – a strategic review of opportunities and applications’ (February 2010)

Report #10 in’s ‘Target business opportunities’ series of publications

During February 2010, has published a report entitled ‘Dairy Blends – A Strategic Review of Opportunities and Applications’. In the report Dairy Blends are defined as dairy-based composite ingredients – and other ingredients in which there is some dairy content. These blends can be very simple concoctions of two or more components, or variously more complex formulations. And the dairy part of the blend can vary from a major to a minor constituent in its makeup.

  • The report looks at dairy blends from two key perspectives:
    • Coverage of dairy blends used globally as functional ingredients – such functionality being physico-chemical, nutritional, bioactivity and/or cost basis
    • Coverage of dairy blends used as ‘tariff busters’
  • The report also touches upon the more conventional blends that have become accepted as alternatives for traditional dairy products – e.g. table spreads, creamers, etc
  • Company profiles and product details are generously covered throughout the report
  • NZ, Australia & EU are covered in some detail as sources of blends
  • Canada and US are covered as markets for blends
  • Blends are discussed across the full spectrum of dairy commodities, including:
    • Cheese
    • Fat-based
    • Fat-filled
    • Powders
    • Lactose
    • Colostrum
  • And blends are identified that enter various market channels, including:
    • Food service channels – the example of Yum! Brands is provided, along with opportunities for blends used in the beverage industry, cheese blends
    • Food ingredients – including milk powder replacers, formulated food system ‘solutions’ – a strong focus is provided on the use of dairy blends in infant formula/associated products, bakery products, beverage industry applications, confectionary/chocolate products
    • Consumer products – largely in the form of dairy analogs and filled dairy products
    • Animal products – both livestock blends and companion animal nutrition
    • Pharmaceuticals – a key focus is on the application of non-dairy excipients co-processed with pharma-grade lactose
  • Specific chapters on blends in some key application areas – bakery, infant formula, beverage compositions
  • The report will be over 180 pages

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