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The Top 10 Dairy Companies

  • Published: May 2008
  • 174 Pages
  • Scripp Business Insights

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arla Foods
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • Danone
  • Dean Foods
  • Friesland Foods
  • Kraft Foods
  • MORE

Increasing prices of raw materials, demand for dairy products in emerging markets and the drive for health and wellness, are putting pressure on dairy manufacturers to develop innovative but cost effective products. Key growth strategies for many of the top companies include strengthening brand portfolios and expansion in growth markets such China and India.

The Top 10 Dairy Companies is a report published by Business Insights that analyzes the innovation and growth strategies of the top 10 players in the dairy industry. This report identifies the product areas that the top 10 players are seeking to develop and also highlights the respective markets where each individual company is looking to grow. It also examines the comparative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the world’s leading dairy companies. Benchmark your performance against the leading dairy companies using market share and financial data in this report...

Key findings from this report...

-The global dairy industry is highly fragmented, with the top 10 companies representing about 22.4% of the total market size in 2006.

-The global dairy market reached $402.5bn in 2006, READ MORE >

The Top 10 Dairy Companies
Executive Summary 16
Market context 16
Nestlé 17
Danone 17
Dean Foods 18
Unilever 18
Lactalis 19
Dairy Farmers of America 19
Arla Foods 20
Kraft Foods 20
Friesland Foods 21
Parmalat 21
Conclusions 22

Chapter 1 Introduction 24
What is this report about? 24
Methodology 25

Chapter 2 Market context 28
Summary 28
Introduction 28
Market overview 29
Market size and growth 29
Top trends in the dairy market 31
Increasing raw material prices 31
Growing demand for dairy products in China and Asia 32
Contracting European supply 32
Adverse climatic conditions in Australia and New Zealand 33
Rising cost for animal feed 34
Shift towards health and wellness 34

Chapter 3 Nestlé 36
Summary 36
Company information 36
History 37
Recent financial performance 38
Acquisitions and divestments 40
Growth strategies 40
Popularly positioned products (PPPs) 40
DSD initiative 41
Luxury and premium products 41
Innovation and NPD 41
SWOT analysis 43
Strengths 44
Strong brand portfolio 44
Strong presence in emerging markets 44
Weaknesses 44
Product recalls 44
Opportunities 45
Expansion in Brazil 45
Growing health concerns 45
Threats 45
Rising milk prices 45

Chapter 4 Danone 48
Summary 48
Company information 48
History 49
Recent financial performance 50
Acquisitions and divestments 52
Growth strategies 52
Geographic expansion 52
Innovation and NPD 53
SWOT analysis 55
Strengths 56
Strong market position in FDP market 56
Strong brand portfolio 56
Weaknesses 56
Overdependence on Europe 56
Opportunities 57
Entering the organic food market 57
Geographic expansion 57
Threats 57
Government regulations 57

Chapter 5 Dean Foods 60
Summary 60
Company information 60
History 61
Recent financial performance 62
Acquisitions and divestments 64
Growth strategies 65
Leveraging DSD network 65
Morningstar and WhiteWave platforms 65
Innovation and NPD 66
SWOT analysis 68
Strengths 69
Strong market share in the US 69
Strong brand portfolio 69
Weaknesses 70
Customer concentration 70
Low EBITDA 70
Opportunities 70
Growing demand for organic dairy products 70
Expansion of farmers network 71
Threats 71
Increase in raw material and dairy commodity costs 71

Chapter 6 Unilever 74
Summary 74
Company information 74
History 75
Recent financial performance 76
Acquisitions and divestments 78
Growth strategies 78
Restructuring business 78
Innovation and NPD 79
SWOT analysis 81
Strengths 81
Strong market share in the ice cream segment 81
Strong R&D capabilities 82
Weaknesses 82
Decreasing cash flow from operation 82
Opportunities 82
Increasing health consciousness 82
Threats 83
Seasonal demand for ice cream 83

Chapter 7 Lactalis 86
Summary 86
Company information 86
History 87
Recent financial performance 87
Acquisitions and divestments 89
Growth strategies 89
Expansion through acquisitions 89
Innovation and NPD 90
SWOT analysis 91
Strengths 91
Strong market position in French milk market 91
Weaknesses 92
Weak internal control 92
Opportunities 93
Increase of production capacity 93
Threats 93
Price fluctuations in dairy products 93

Chapter 8 Dairy Farmers of America 96
Summary 96
Company information 96
History 97
Recent financial performance 97
Acquisitions and divestments 99
Growth strategies 99
Investing In core business units 99
Innovation and NPD 100
SWOT analysis 101
Strengths 101
Leadership position in the US 101
Weaknesses 102
Divestment of plants 102
Opportunities 102
Growing butter and margarine market in the US 102
Threats 103
Increasing competition 103

Chapter 9 Arla Foods 106
Summary 106
Company information 106
History 107
Recent financial performance 107
Acquisitions and divestments 109
Growth strategies 110
Focus on core business 110
Drive growth in selected markets 110
Innovation and NPD 111
SWOT analysis 113
Strengths 113
Strong sales growth in the UK 113
Weaknesses 114
Lagging behind on revenue growth 114
Geographic concentration 114
Opportunities 114
Increasing whey processing 114
Opportunities in Algeria 114
Threats 115
Consumer boycott 115
Falling milk supply 115

Chapter 10 Kraft Foods 118
Summary 118
Company information 118
History 119
Recent financial performance 120
Acquisitions and divestments 121
Growth strategies 122
Strengthening brand portfolio 122
Creating brand awareness 122
Innovation and NPD 122
SWOT analysis 124
Strengths 125
Strong distribution network 125
Weaknesses 125
Geographic concentration 125
Opportunities 125
New offerings in Cheese 125
Cost cutting 126
Threats 126
Consolidation of retail sector 126

Chapter 11 Friesland Foods 128
Summary 128
Company information 128
History 129
Recent financial performance 129
Acquisitions and divestments 131
Growth strategies 132
Strengthening position in Southeast Asia 132
Concentrating Central European production 132
Vision 2015 133
Innovation and NPD 133
SWOT analysis 135
Strengths 136
Strong market and brand position 136
Co-operative business structure 136
Weaknesses 137
Declining profits from Asia and Africa regions 137
Opportunities 137
Friesland Foods and Campina merger 137
Focus on low-income segment in Indonesia 138
Threats 138
Rising commodity costs 138

Chapter 12 Parmalat 140
Summary 140
Company information 140
History 141
Recent financial performance 141
Acquisitions and divestments 143
Growth strategies 144
Focus on functional and premium products 144
Innovation and NPD 144
SWOT 146
Strengths 147
Strong position in Italy 147
Weaknesses 147
Major presence in mature markets 147
Opportunities 147
Growing trend towards health and wellness 147
Threats 148
Competition from private labels 148
Chapter 13 11–20 companies 150
Bongrain 150
Company description 150
Recent financial performance 150
Innovation and NPD 151
Morinaga Milk Industry 152
Company description 152
Recent financial performance 152
Innovation and NPD 153
Campina 153
Company description 154
Recent financial performance 154
Innovation and NPD 154
Meiji Dairies 155
Company description 155
Recent financial performance 156
Innovation and NPD 156
Land O’ Lakes 157
Company description 157
Recent financial performance 158
Innovation and NPD 158
Saputo 159
Company description 159

Nestlé
Danone
Dean Foods
Unilever
Lactalis
Dairy Farmers of America
Arla Foods
Kraft Foods
Friesland Foods
Parmalat

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