June is National Dairy Month and the perfect time to find some recipe inspiration, right in your grocer’s dairy aisle!

Are you looking to add more versatility to meals, snacks and desserts? It’s time to find new inspiration in a place you might not expect… now you can discover the fresh possibilities in your grocer’s dairy aisle.
Today’s dairy aisle has evolved over the years – from exotic flavors, unique combinations and pairings to innovative packaging, dairy products are way more than just your average fridge staples. While families are still purchasing milk, eggs and butter, the evolution of yogurts and cheeses have expanded and boomed in popularity. Additionally, milk alternatives are available in a variety of options and creating buzz for its health benefits. Shoppers are eagerly shopping this aisle for inventive flavors and emerging trends more so now than ever before.
Gearing up for June Dairy Month, Classically-Trained Chef, Lifestyle Expert and TV Personality, Ceci Carmichael tells us about the latest innovations in the dairy aisle, the benefits of choosing dairy, and easy, creatively-inspired recipes.

· Dairy department sales reached just over $71 billion in 2015 compared to $69 billion in 2014
· Ready-to-eat desserts and whipped topping have above average sales rates with boomers
· Innovation with yogurt is driving growth with a 3.1% dollar increase from 2014-2015; same with eggs having a 11.2% dollar increase
· There are more than 2,000 varieties of cheeses in the dairy aisle

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