Global Sour Cream Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Conventional And Organic), By Distribution Channel (Online And Offline), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2020 To 2025

Published: May 2021 | Report Code:  KSI061613615 | Pages:  113

The sour cream market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.24% to reach US$1,133.417 million by 2025, from US$788.246 million in 2019.

There has been a rise in the number of individuals that are suffering from different problems relating to the intestines, gut, esophagus stomach, which are broadly referred to as gastrointestinal problems. This is due to the fact that a majority of the individuals are leading a sedentary lifestyle and eating unhealthy food most of the time such as takeout food, junk food, and other unnecessary fat and carbohydrates. However, the awareness regarding the importance of good gut health in order to facilitate proper digestion and lead a healthy lifestyle is dawning upon the individuals. This is encouraging them to consume healthy food including dairy products such as yogurt, sour cream among others as these are loaded with good bacteria, which help in boosting the digestion process and ultimately, the overall health. Therefore, these factors are leading to an increase in the demand for sour cream and are bolstering the market growth over the forecast period.

Usage of sour cream in snacks, desserts, and bakery products is gaining traction and popularity

Sour Cream is an increasingly popular condiment, that is used in Mexican cuisine as a spread in Tortillas, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, or Tacos or as a dip with Nachos, Salads, and other snacks.

In addition, it is also used in different types of desserts and baker products as an ingredient of toppings such as it used as a layer in Cheesecake, which is an increasingly famous bakery and dessert item consumed in the European and North American region. Thus, these factors are leading to increased demand for sour cream and contributing to the market growth.      

The rising prevalence of lactose intolerance among individuals globally in different regions is hampering market growth.

There is a rising prevalence of lactose intolerance among the individuals in the population in different regions globally and is causing them to avoid consuming products with dairy content including sour cream. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lactose intolerance is a result of a lactose deficiency and is among the common diseases that affect individuals.  Lactose intolerance affects individuals from different regions differently. For example, around 75%-95% of the individuals, which are of African American and Asian descent, suffer from lactose intolerance, whereas the Northern European have a lower rate of 18%-26% lactose intolerance. This is restraining the market to reach its complete potential.

Product Offerings by Major Market Players in the Sour Cream MarketSpace

The offering of better and advanced varieties of sour cream with enhanced properties such as quality and flavor among others by existing and new players in different markets is estimated to lead to increased adoption and propel the market growth further over the forecast period.

Some of the examples of product offerings are as follows:

  • Recently, in March 2020, Kite Hill, which is one of the companies that is involved in the manufacturing plant-based dairy alternatives, based in San Francisco announced the launch of their new product called the “Kite Hill Sour Cream Alternative. This product has been made completely using plant-based ingredients under this new lineup of products, which includes other plant-based dairy products also. The sour cream alternative that is providing b the company is able to offer a rich taste with a creamy texture and is made using California almonds.
  • In February 2019, Prairie Farms Dairy, which is among the leading companies involved in the provision of a variety of dairy products announced that it has expanded its existing product lineup by the launch of its product. They are squeezable pouches of their sour cream, which have been launched so that the consumers find it easier to use it as a topping in a controlled amount. The product is available in a 12 oz. pouch and the package can be easily opened and closed.
  • In November 2019, Good Pharma, which is one of the well-known companies for their line of flaxseed based milk and yogurt products, has announced that they have forayed into the sour cream market by the launch of their new product called the “Plant-based our Cream”. The product is available for the consumers in a 16oz tub and will retail for $3.99. In addition, the product is made using a traditional culturing process and contains a combination of different ingredients unlike only cultured cream, which is present in the majority of the sour cream products in the market.
  • In March 2019, Good Culture LLC, which is a company dealing in the production of the distribution of cottage cheese products, based in Irvine, California, announced they have forayed into the sour cream market by the launch of their new product which is called the “Good Culture Simply sour cream”. The product is being made available in 16-ounce containers and contains less sugar. Simple ingredients and have high protein content.

The North American region to hold a considerable share over the forecast period owing to increasing use in Mexican Food

The North American region is expected to hold a noteworthy market share over the forecast period owing to the fact there are market players involved in catering to the demands of the consumers by launching different varieties in order to satisfy the demand of vegan consumers as well other consumers. In addition, several investments are being made in order to accelerate the growth of the food and beverage industry. Moreover, the rising usage in Mexican cuisine to enhance the flavor profile and cater to changing tastes of the individuals, and the increasing popularity of Mexican food in different regions such as Europe and the Asia Pacific.

Global Sour Cream Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$788.246 million
 Market size value in 2025  US$1,133.417 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 6.24% from 2019 to 2025
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2020–2025
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Product Type, Distribution Channel, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered    Organic Valley, Kraft Foods, Fonterra Co-operative Group, Daisy Brand LLC, Dean   Foods, HP HOOD LLC, Green Valley Creamery, PRAIRIE FARMS DAIRY, GCMMF,   Flanders Dairy Products
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Product Type
    • Conventional
    • Organic
  • By Distribution Channel
    • Online
    • Offline
      • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
      • Grocery Stores
      • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the sour cream market size by 2025?
A1. The sour cream market is projected to reach a total market size of US$1,133.417 million in 2025.
Q2. What is the size of global sour cream market?
A2. Sour Cream market was valued at US$788.246 million in 2019.
Q3. What are the growth prospects for sour cream market?
A3. The sour cream market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.24% over the forecast period.
Q4. How is the global sour cream market segmented?
A4. The sour cream market has been segmented by product type, distribution channel, and geography.
Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the sour cream market?
A5. The North American region is expected to hold a noteworthy share in the sour cream market.

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