Milking it: Demand for alternative dairy beverages will grow, despite competition from organic milk

Revenue for the Soy and Almond Milk Production industry is expected to grow over the next five years, as demand for alternative dairy beverages continues to strengthen. While companies will face competition from organic milk, adventurous consumers, as well as consumers with dietary restrictions, will increasingly demand industry products. As the industry expands, producers are expected to invest in greater research and development to create new varieties of products...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have thrived as Americans have become more health conscious, supporting industry demand
  • Due to competition and rising input costs, profit margins have declined
  • More consumers will be concerned with additives in cow’s milk, promoting industry demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Most soy and almond milk production plants require a medium level of capital investment. Spurred on by larger companies, there is a trend toward automating the production process to reduce labor dependence and improve efficiency. Major players have undertaken significant expenditures relating to modernization of plants and equipment. For example, major player WhiteWave needed to invest heavily in new production facilities to enter the almond milk segment in 2010. Further, given the high emphasis on innovation and new product development, there is considerable investment in human and intellectual capital such as food scientists and research laboratories.The level of capital intensity varies considerably with the size of the manufacturer. Sma...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry are

  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Healthy eating index and World price of soybeans in the Soy & Almond Milk Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry?

    This industry manufactures nondairy milk substitute beverages. These products are usually plant based and may be made from soybeans, almonds, hemp, coconut, rice or oats.

    Industry Products
  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Rice milk
  • Industry Activities
  • Procuring raw materials
  • Dehulling beans, nuts and seeds
  • Grinding beans, nuts and seeds
  • Aseptic sterilizing
  • Homogenizing
  • Storing and packaging
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Healthy eating index
  • World price of soybeans
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Changing product mix
  • Costs and profit
  • Industry landscape
  • Limited trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Ingredients and profit
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grocery Wholesaling
  • Soft Drink, Baked Goods & Other Grocery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing
  • Fruit & Nut Farming
  • Soybean Farming
  • Sugarcane Harvesting

  • Products & Services
  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
  • Rice milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Other
  • Chart: Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Competition
  • Price and availability

  • Major Markets
  • Females aged 18 to 30
  • Males aged 18 to 30
  • Females aged 31 to 45
  • Consumers aged 17 and younger
  • Males aged 31 to 45
  • Females aged 46 and older
  • Males aged 46 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    PurchasesWagesRent, utilities and depreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soy & Almond Milk Production

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    WhiteWave Foods, Blue Diamond Growers,
  • Table: WhiteWave Foods - financial performance
  • Table: Blue Diamond Growers - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Soy & Almond Milk Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Soybeans (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Genetically Modified Organism (Gmo)
  • An organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
  • Hemp
  • A name for low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) strains of the plant Cannabis sativa.
  • Organic Foods
  • Foods that are produced without synthetic inputs, such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, do not contain GMOs, and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or chemical additives.
  • Plant Milk
  • Beverage produced by soaking dry beans, nuts or seeds and grinding them with water.
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