Lactose-free Butter Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Lactose-free Dairy Products Market Analysis and it is Segmented by Type (Salted and Unsalted Butter), by Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Convenience Store, Online Retail Stores and Others), and by Geography.

Lactose-free Butter Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 4.43 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Lactose Free Butter Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Lactose-free Butter Market Analysis

The global Lactose Free Butter market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.43% during the forecast period (2021-2026).

  • The gaining popularity of vegan diet and incidences of lactose intolerance have driven the market and continue to do so in thenear future. However, the comparatively high prices of lactose-free butter pose a challenge to the market. The presence of nutritionally equivalent alternatives such as fruit jam and margarine for a lower price affects the consumer behavior and refrains the purchase of lactose-free butter.
  • Increased product launches in the market studied is an optimistic development for the market and holds promise to drive the market in future, as most of the manufactures are making developments in the sector.
  • Consequently, it is creating an opportunity to capitalize on the consumer preference as the non-dairy or lactose-free butter is safe to consume and contains low amount of saturated fat.
  • After, the onset of COVID-19, many countries implied a strict lockdown measures in their respective countries, which contributed to panic purchase of lactose-free butter by the consumer group leading to its increased demand.

Lactose-free Butter Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Lactose Free Butter Market according to our research experts:

Lactose-Intolerant Consumers are the Major Boon to the Market

Lactose intolerance is a prevalent and distressing condition that affects an estimated 75% of individuals, across the globe. Consequently, the consumers opt out dairy products for it is difficult for them to digest lactose. Presently, lactose intolerance affects around 40 million Americans or 1/3 of the population, in various degrees of severity. It is most prevalent among the adults of East Asian descent, by affecting more than 90% of adults in some of these communities. Additionally, lactose intolerance is also very common in people of West African, Arab, Jewish, Greek, and Italian descent. Thus, indicating a huge growth opportunity for lactose-free butter in the global market. However, various studies have shown that a consumer with lactose-intolerance can easily consume butter in a minimal quantity for it contains very low amounts of lactose. Nonetheless, with the introduction of lactose-free butter in the market, it created an opportunity for the lactose-intolerant consumer to consumer butter in the desired quantity.

Share of Population Who Reduced Ability to Digest Lactose After Infancy, In Percentage, Global, 2019

North America is the Largest Market

The surging number of North American population who suffer from lactose intolerance are creating the demand for lactose-free butter. The consumers of the region, especially United States and Canada are highly aware of the lactose intolerant condition unlike the consumers of Asia-Pacific and other parts of the globe that are unaware of the condition they are suffering from. Therefore, the demand for lactose-free butter is higher in North America. Additionally, due to the growing health-consciousness among the native consumers of Guatemala, a trend of shifting from dairy to lactose-free butter and other alternatives is observed as a precautionary step by the consumers themselves. This is attributed to the fact that a significant portion of the country's population already suffers from lactose-intolerance.

Lactose-Free Butter Market: Market Size (%), By Region, 2020

Lactose-free Butter Industry Overview

The global lactose-free butter market is fragmented with key players dominating the market share such as Arla Foods amba, Challenge Dairy Products, Inc., Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery (Green Valley), Agropur cooperative and Upfield Canada Inc. The market is witnessing new entrants at a fast pace due to the higher market potential and low market entry barriers. The surging demand of lactose-free butter by the lactose intolerant consumers offers an opportunity for product development in the regions of high demand and for market development in the region where the availability is still restricted. Also, in the competitive market the product offers a scope of diversification in order to cope up with the competition.

Lactose-free Butter Market Leaders

  1. Arla Foods amba

  2. Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. 

  3. Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery (Green Valley)

  4. Agropur cooperative

  5. Upfield Canada Inc.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Lactose-free Butter Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study



    1. 3.1 Market Overview


    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Salted Butter

      2. 5.1.2 Unsalted Butter

    2. 5.2 By Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

      2. 5.2.2 Specialty Stores

      3. 5.2.3 Convenience Store

      4. 5.2.4 Online Retail Stores

      5. 5.2.5 Others

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Spain

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Germany

        4. France

        5. Italy

        6. Russia

        7. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. South Africa

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Most Active Companies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Arla Foods amba

      2. 6.3.2 Challenge Dairy Products, Inc.

      3. 6.3.3 Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery (Green Valley)

      4. 6.3.4 Agropur cooperative

      5. 6.3.5 Upfield Canada Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 OMIRA GmbH (minusL)

      7. 6.3.7 Butterfelds Butter, LLC

      8. 6.3.8 Prosperity Organic Foods, Inc. (MELT Organic)

    4. *List Not Exhaustive


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Lactose-free Butter Industry Segmentation

The lactose free butter market is segmented by type, by distribution channel and by geography. By type, the market is segmented into salted and unsalted butter. By distribution channel, the market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, convenience store, online retail stores and others. Furthermore, the report also takes into consideration the market for gummy vitamins in established and emerging economies, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

By Type
Salted Butter
Unsalted Butter
By Distribution Channel
Specialty Stores
Convenience Store
Online Retail Stores
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle East and Africa
South Africa
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa
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Lactose-free Butter Market Research FAQs

The Lactose Free Butter Market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.43% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Arla Foods amba, Challenge Dairy Products, Inc. , Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery (Green Valley), Agropur cooperative and Upfield Canada Inc. are the major companies operating in the Lactose Free Butter Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Lactose Free Butter Market.

The report covers the Lactose Free Butter Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Lactose Free Butter Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Lactose-free Butter Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Lactose-free Butter market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Lactose-free Butter analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Lactose-free Butter Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)