Lactose-Free Products Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Type (Milk, Yogurt, Ice-cream, Confectionery Products, Others); Form (Lactose-free, No-added sugar/reduced sugar claims, Reduced lactose); Category (Organic, Conventional); Distribution Channel (Supermarkets or Hypermarkets, Speciality stores, Online, Others); Region and Country









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The global Lactose-Free Products
is expected to display an elevated CAGR of ~9% over the forecast period (2021-2027)

A surge in the end user’s disposable income is one of the leading factors that is contributing to the growing market of Lactose-Free Products globally. Rising purchasing power in developing countries such as Australia, EU, Mexico, Brazil, India, Thailand, and China is projected to allow consumers to spend more on healthy food, which is also acting as a growth catalyst to the industry.

As per OCED, the household spending in Canada, China, Denmark, European Union, France, and Germany reached to 1,021,459.5, 9,241,095.5, 139,229.8, 10,785,281.3, 1,561,879.9 and 2,288,541.1 US$ million, respectively. Also, the rising purchasing power is leading to the growing investment in fashionable apparel including sleepwear, etc., which is contributing to the growing market for Lactose-Free Products.

Also, The growing geriatric population base with a higher predisposition to various age-related diseases such as digestive problems, lactose intolerance, etc. is a leading cause that is adding pace to the growth in the demand for lactose-free products for healthy diets and proper nutrition. According to the United Nations, the global population aged 60 years or over was numbered at 962 million in 2017 and is expected to reach nearly 2.1 billion by 2050

Household disposable income Net, Annual growth rate (%), By Selected Countries, 2017 –19

The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé, Danone Company S.A., Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Gcmmf), Valio Ltd, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Inc., Lifeway Foods, Inc., Lala U.S., Inc., and Smith foods, Inc.., etc. are some of the prominent players operating in the Lactose-Free Products market. Several M&As along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to facilitate customers with hi-tech and innovative products.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst Type, Milk segment holds the major share”

Based on the type, the market is fragmented into milk, yogurt, ice cream, confectionery products, and others. The milk segment captured XX% market share in the Lactose-Free Products market in 2020 and dominated the market. The market share of this segment is proliferating on account of the rising number of lactose-intolerant people. As per National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), nearly 65% of the global population is prone to lactose intolerance. However, the confectionery products segment would witness a considerable CAGR in the forthcoming years.

“Amongst Form, No-added sugar/reduced sugar claims segment holds the major share”

Based on the form, the market is fragmented into lactose-free, no-added-sugar/reduced sugar claims and reduced lactose. The no added sugar or reduced sugar claims segment captured XX% market share in the Lactose-Free Products market in 2020 and dominated the market

“Amongst Category, Conventional segment holds the major share”

Based on the category, the market is fragmented into organic and conventional. The conventional segment grabbed the major market share and dominated the market. However, the organic segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forthcoming years owing to the surging awareness among consumers

“Amongst Distribution Channel, Hypermarket/ Supermarket segment to dominate the market during the forecast period”

Based on the distribution channel, the market is fragmented into supermarkets/ hypermarkets, convenience stores, online, and others. The hypermarket/ supermarket segment grabbed major market share and dominated the market. The segment captured XX% market share in 2020.  A rise in the number of hypermarkets/supermarkets is leading to the growth of the segment. However, the online segment would register the highest CAGR during the forthcoming years owing to the surging internet penetration and reach of e-commerce companies in developing and underdeveloped areas.

“North America represents one of the largest markets of Lactose-Free Products market”

For a better understanding of the market dynamics of the Lactose-Free Products market, a detailed analysis was conducted for different regions across the globe including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world. North America dominated the market and generated the leading revenue share in 2020 owing to the availability of Lactose-Free Products in abundance and new launches are some of the factors that are contributing to the growth of the market.

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  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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1.1.Market Definitions
1.3.Stake Holders
1.4.Currency used in Report
2.1.Research Process of the Lactose-Free Products Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Lactose-Free Products Market
2.3.Forecasting Method
2.4.Respondent Profile
2.5.Main Objective of the Lactose-Free Products Market Study




7.4.Confectionery products
8.2.No added sugar/ Reduced sugar claims
8.3.Reduced lactose
10.1.Supermarket & Hypermarket
10.2.Convenience Store
11.1.North America Lactose-Free Products Market 
 11.1.1.United States
 11.1.3.Rest of North America
11.2.Europe Lactose-Free Products Market 
 11.2.1.United Kingdom
 11.2.6.Rest of Europe
11.3.Asia Pacific Lactose-Free Products Market
 11.3.5.South Korea
 11.3.6.Rest of Asia Pacific
11.4.Rest of World Lactose-Free Products Market 
12.1.Market Drivers
12.2.Market Challenges
12.3.Impact Analysis
16.1.Demand Side Analysis
16.2.Supply Side Analysis
 16.2.1.Top Product Launches
 16.2.2.Top Business Partnerships
 16.2.3.Top Business Expansions, Investments and Divestitures
 16.2.4.Top Merger and Acquisitions
18.1.Competitive Landscape
 18.1.1.Company Shares, By Revenue
19.1.The Coca-Cola Company
19.3.Danone Company S.A.
19.4.Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Gcmmf)
19.5. Valio Ltd
19.6.Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
19.7.General Mills, Inc.
19.8.Lifeway Foods, Inc.
19.9.Lala U.S., Inc.
19.10.Smithfoods, Inc.

Research Methodology

Analyzing the historical market, estimation of the current market, and forecasting the future market of the Lactose-Free Products Market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the demand for Lactose-Free Products across major regions. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the Lactose-Free Products market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/ bottom-up approach to forecast the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detailed secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the Lactose-Free Products through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the Lactose-Free Products market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for type, form, category, and distribution channel for major regions. Major segments included in the report are type and distribution channels. Further region and country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of Lactose-Free Products across the globe.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of Lactose-Free Products. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as growth in disposable income, surging e-commerce sectors, etc., A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, merger and acquisition, business expansion, and product launches in the Lactose-Free Products industry across the globe.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the Lactose-Free Products market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weightage was assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e. bottom-up/ top-down approach was applied to arrive at the market forecast about 2027 for different segments and subsegments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value (US$) and the adoption rate of Lactose-Free Products across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the Lactose-Free Products market in terms of services offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, and Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Market Engineering

Data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers of each segment and sub-segment of the Lactose-Free Products market. Data was split into several segments sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of material, distribution channel, and end-user of the Lactose-Free Products market.

Main Objective of the Lactose-Free Products Market Study

The current & future market trends of Lactose-Free Products were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments from the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends were determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of Lactose-Free Products in terms of value (US$). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of material, distribution channel, end-user
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the Lactose-Free Products industry
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the Lactose-Free Products market for the major countries
  • The major region studied in the report includes North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific, and the Rest of the World.
  • Company profiles of the Lactose-Free Products market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market

Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry