Category: Dressings & Dips

State of the Union: Dressings, Dips, and Sauces

With cooler weather here, consumers look for packaged dressings, dips, and sauces as a convenient way of adding flavor to dishes for family gatherings. Having grown 28.4 percent between 2010 and 2015 alone, the global market for dressings, dips, and sauces is only projected to continue gaining momentum, increasing 2.3 percent annually from 2015 to 2020. Luckily, veggie trays, chips, and pastas have bountiful options to sit beside them at holiday tables and seasonal get-togethers!

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Jump on Board the Ranch Craze: Expanding on Traditional Ranch Flavors

Ranch dressing isn’t what it used to be — it’s better. As the most popular salad dressing in the United States for both retail and food service, ranch continues its success by changing with evolving consumer tastes. Though ranch generates double the share of dollars and units after the second most popular dressing, blue cheese,1 it still needs to adapt and be able to meet transforming marketplace trends.

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Top 5 Sauce Claims

A rich, flavorful sauce is no longer the only way to sway the modern consumer. Many consumers have turned to restrictive diets for personal and health reasons, leaving classic sauces untouched on store shelves due to their ingredients.

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DFA’s Response to COVID-19

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is committed to ensuring that our farm members’, employees’ and customers’ health and wellbeing is at the forefront of our efforts. As everyone is well aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has escalated substantially in the past weeks and days. DFA has been actively monitoring the situation and following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.

We are dedicated to maintaining supply chain continuity; the fluid milk and powdered milk supply chain is not anticipated to have any substantial impact due to the outbreak. DFA has farm families across the United States providing milk to our manufacturing sites, and multiple plants have the capability to process milk to ensure our customers’ supply chain is not interrupted, even if worst case scenario should occur and a site needs to temporarily cease operations.