The Dairymen

Our definitive guide to the dairy category is full of insight and analysis on the latest trends.

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Back to the future: why doorstep milk delivery is undergoing a resurgence


After 40 years of decline, doorstep milk delivery is undergoing a remarkable resurgence

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Five reasons why milkmen are cool again


Milkmen are back in vogue, as our recent Dairymen supplement revealed. Here are five reasons why

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Plastic-free dairy packaging from around the world

2018-10-04T11:04:00+01:00By Megan Tatum

As brands begin to look towards a plastic-free future, we look at some sustainable ideas that could work for UK dairy


Five wacky but wonderful dairy innovations and concepts from around the world


We list some of the wackiest dairy products and conceptual designs to hit shelves around the globe

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Eight alternative spreads that have disappeared from shelves


Avocado and coconut spreads burst onto shelves as the biggest new thing in BSM. We explore why they didn’t work

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Danone Dairies’ MD Craig Read on bringing Activia back to life


Despite the failure of Activia’s relaunch Read is optimistic he can turn around the brand and the ‘stagnated’ yoghurt category

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The new mainstream? The Dairymen alternatives report 2018

2018-09-20T10:06:00+01:00By Rachel Graham

As dairy alternative brands go mainstream and are stocked in chillers next to the sector’s giants, many mainstream players are moving in the opposite direction

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The new cash cow: The Dairymen milk report 2018

2018-09-20T10:04:00+01:00By Nick Hughes

After years of commoditisation, brand owners are finally giving shoppers reason to value milk


Down & out? The Dairymen butters & spreads report 2018


Strange but true: branded butters & spreads now cost 32p per kg less than own label, following a year of rampant price inflation

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New lease of life: The Dairymen cheddar report 2018

2018-09-14T10:05:00+01:00By Nick Hughes

Following a disastrous 2016/17 when sales crashed almost 10%, cheddar brands are back in the black

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How fromage went Franglais: Continental cheese report 2018

2018-09-14T10:04:00+01:00By Patrick McGuigan

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then British cheesemakers must have the hots for their Continental counterparts

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Who needs a hot summer? The Dairymen ice cream report 2018


Ice cream sales have passed the £1bn landmark. So what’s driving growth?

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The great dairy space race: The Dairymen drinks report 2018


The race is on to claim valuable space in the chillers at the front of Britain’s c-stores and supermarkets

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The importance of being earnest: The Dairymen yoghurt report 2018


Sales of own-label yoghurt have passed the £1bn mark in the past year. That represents growth of more than £100m since 2016