Kerry to drive dairy alternative growth in Asia Pacific

Partners with Unigrain, Australia’s leading producer of plant-based food and beverage ingredients

Kerry, a world leader in taste and nutrition, has signed a partnership to support the creation of more high-quality sustainable dairy alternative products, and enhance market growth for the plant-based category in Asia Pacific.

The agreement, which will see Kerry support technology development, applications and enzymes, flavours, markers, and nutrition, is a step towards the creation of a unique dairy alternative expertise ecosystem, where other ingredients and processing partners are invited to be part of the collective to accelerate the move towards sustainable nutrition solutions.

The collaboration between Kerry and Unigrain, Australia’s leading producer of plant-based food and beverage ingredients, will offer food and beverage brands and manufacturers access to a unique combination of ingredients, R&D, and processing solutions to craft delicious and nutritious oat milk and other applications using quality Australian- grown oats.

Both companies will recommend the other party’s solutions to their customers, with the goal of offering the best solutions for oat-based applications. Kerry and Unigrain will also co-create a range of applications to showcase to their customers across the Asia Pacific.

Commenting on the partnership, Didier Chanove, Business Development Director for Plant Alternatives, Kerry Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, said: “As our current supplier of oat flour, Unigrain is now our partner to drive an ambitious plant-based growth plan in keeping with Asia Pacific’s fast-growing dairy alternative industry, estimated at more than USD5bn, with an expected 16.3% CAGR to reach USD12bn by 2028. We are excited to be the force for change in the next phase of growth in the dairy alternative space.”

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