Canada Cheese Market Report
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Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the Cheese market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.
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What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?
Covered in this report
For the purposes of this report, Mintel has used the following definitions for cheese:
- Natural cheese (eg cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella)
- Cream cheese
- Processed cheese (eg The Laughing Cow cheese wedges)
- Cottage cheese
- Dairy-free cheese (eg vegan)
- Total: hard/extra hard, semi-hard, soft, spreadable/processed cheese. It excludes cottage cheese, fromage frais/quark/curd/ paneer and cheese dips. Market size is based on retail and nonretail sales.
- Retail: this report covers hard/extra hard, semi-hard, soft, spreadable/processed cheese. It excludes cottage cheese, fromage frais/quark/curd/paneer and cheese dips. Market size comprises packaged and unpackaged sales through all retail channels including direct to consumer.
What you need to know
Nearly all Canadians eat cheese. While this is a positive for the cheese category, it also represents a challenge. The challenge for a category such as this is where to find opportunities for growth. This involves understanding patterns around cheese usage, how cheese is eaten, what consumers consider when making a purchase, interest in innovation and general attitudes.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Joel Gregoire, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, his extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
With the vast majority of Canadians eating cheese at some point, the challenge for cheese makers is finding avenues for future growth and potential areas of challenge. This Report endeavours to provide a topline snapshot of the Canadian cheese consumer, providing companies with empirical information that informs strategic decisions. Data collected for this Report points to a changing dynamic for cheese in terms of who is more and less likely to eat foods from the category. Having an understanding of who is more and less likely to eat cheese, the reasons that they have for selecting cheese and how they eat cheese can help guide companies in deploying resources when it comes to planning and innovation in a more targeted manner.
Associate Director - Food & Drink
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