The Future of Cheese: 2019
Mintel has the answers you’re looking for
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?
Key points included
- Snacking is a real opportunity for cheese
- Increased focus on tailored meal solutions
- Processed cheese snacking grows in Asia and MEA
What you need to know
The big stories
In many markets, cheese is a long-established household staple with a breadth of uses, but sales are relatively flat. Brands look to grow by providing convenient solutions for snacking and meal preparation. Growth in emerging markets is driven by tailoring products to local tastes and needs.
In the next two years
Environmental issues are a growing focus of pressure groups, legislators and individuals. The cheese industry must listen and react to challenges on sustainability and animal-derived foods and confront packaging-related issues. It will be valuable to reinforce positive nutritional benefits. Potential negatives need to be addressed.
In five years and beyond
To reignite growth in mature markets, the category must connect more closely to modern trends and be relevant to changing food habits and needs, particularly for younger consumers. Plant-based cheese alternatives are currently small scale but have consumer appeal, so must not be ignored given success in other dairy categories.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by David Faulkner, 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.
Cheese is firmly established as a snacking choice for consumers. Manufacturers are looking to drive added value and extend usage in this area by offering more convenient solutions.
Associate Director - Mintel Food & Drink
What you get
This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.
Mintel provides a range of market information, frequently through the category level, including market size and forecasting, complete with market drivers that illustrate the forces that shape a category or market.
Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.
Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.
Market reports provide appendices of data to support the research and insight produced. Our tables of data are easily manipulated and downloadable to support your research needs and covers factors from consumer attitudes to market forecasts.
* This is a sample representation of the report layout and does not reflect the research included in this report.
Why buy from us?
Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.
Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.
Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.
A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.