Nestlé continues to sharpen its plant-based focus with the development of a wide range of plant-based dairy alternatives. These are touted as having high credentials for nutrition and taste as well as being environmentally friendly. This comes as consumers continue to seek out different ways to balance their protein intake, move away from meat and lower the environmental footprint of their diets. It’s also part of the Swiss food giant’s strategy to position the company toward high-growth categories and pivot its businesses to changing market conditions while renewing its commitment to healthy and nutritional food.
Nestlé currently offers a variety of products made from rice, oat, soy, coconut and almonds. The plant-based and lactose-free products are suitable for consumers with lactose intolerance or those following a dairy-free or vegan diet. Examples include non-dairy Häagen Dazs ice cream, Natural bliss coffee creamers in the US, Nesfit rice- and oat-based drinks in Brazil, a new vegan-friendly Milo in Australia and plant-based Nescafé cappuccinos and lattes in Europe and Oceania.
Nestlé launched plant-based versions of some of its most-loved global brands, including the cocoa malt beverage, Milo.
Nestlé will also launch Starbucks non-dairy creamers in the US in August, a vegan Carnation condensed milk alternative in the UK in September, as well as a range of non-dairy cheese to complement its existing plant-based burgers.