Cheese Performs Strongly, But Italian Dairy Sales See Decline
Italian dairy product sales in the retail channel (excluding discount stores) amounted to €6.5 billion in 2017, registering a 1.8% drop in the three-year period from 2015 to 2017.
Although cheese sales increased by about €70 million compared to 2016, sales of milk (-€10 million) and yogurt (-€18 million) contracted, due to the rise in lactose intolerance products, as well as products geared towards ‘healthy’ consumption.
The figures were published by the Italian Dairy Association (Assolatte), based on research conducted by the Research Centre on Retailing and Marketing (Rem Lab) of the Catholic University of Milan.
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