Lact’Union Presents Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt: An Innovative Ambient Drinking Yogurt 100% Made from Fresh French Milk Made for the Export Market

The group Lact’Union, a French company located in the North of France, launches an ambient drinking yogurt under the Promess brand. It becomes one of the first French dairy producers to address the export market on the promising segment of ambient drinking yogurt. 100% made from fresh, French milk, Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt combines the quality of the group Lact’Union’s know-how, with the advantages of the Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 200ml, the ideal Tetra Pak package to guarantee a long shelf-life at ambient temperature, without adding any preservatives.

Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt represents a breaking innovation for the French dairy industry and was selected to be part of the SIAL innovation prizes 2018.

Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt: a French ambient drinking yogurt ready to conquer the world

Five years ago, the group Lact’Union initiated an export strategy with his subsidiary Lactinov, to find alternative growth areas, resulting in an in-depth change of the company’s policy to meet the requirements of the export market.

Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt is the result of more than two years of R&D initiated by Lactinov to develop an ambient product with the highest quality standards. Halal-certified, Promess Drinking Yogurt completes the Promess range and will be launched in November 2018 and shall be available soon in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Middle-East.

On the global market, the ambient drinking yogurt segment has grown by 16 % between 2015 and 2018, now representing a consumption around 12.5 billion packages, with a quick expansion from South Asia to the Middle East. Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt illustrates the Group Lact’Union international expertise and capabilities to develop premium dairy beverages on the export market.

A good package combined with added-value services made for export

This new Promess product is a sweetened ambient drinking yogurt, made from 100 % fresh milk. It is produced in one of the group’s factories located on the French region “Les Hauts de France”, with the highest quality standards. The milk is collected within 80km around the factories, guaranteeing perfect traceability.

The package Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 200ml enables a 10 months shelf-life without adding any preservatives. Lactinov and Tetra Pak worked together on the development of added-value products and services specially made for export. For instance, outer cartons contain 24 single units wrapped by 3 and come with a handle to facilitate pick-up. The dimensions are thought to fully optimize the space on the pallets. Convenient and easy to carry, Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt has been developed to resist shipment abroad across long distances.

“Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt is the result of two years of development within Lactinov. We are very proud to be one of the pioneers of the French dairy industry on the segment of ambient drinking yogurt. Part of Lactinov’s strategy is to expand on export markets with products made from our own milk collection such as plain or flavoured milk. We are very glad to add some value-added products to this range, such as this ambient drinking yogurt. The development of associated added-value services is also a key success factor. Partnerships with actors such as Tetra Pak, enabled us to find the appropriate packaging to fit export demands.

The selection by the SIAL innovation jury is very rewarding and the first feedbacks from our partners abroad are extremely positive. The perspectives are promising, and we have strong ambitions to develop more and more our business on the export market which now constitutes an exciting growth area on the dairy sector.”

Alexandre Zeitlin, Export Director, Lactinov

Ideal for on-the-go consumption

The rise of on-the-go consumption combined with the success of healthy products makes Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt the perfect fit to meet modern consumers’ expectations. Thanks to its convenient format and its heated treatment, the product can be consumed anywhere, anytime of the day, offering a healthy option for consumers who don’t have time for breakfast for instance.

With its contemporary, eye-catching design, in the form of a prism, Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt aims at offering consumers all over the world a taste of the quality and know-how of the French dairy industry.

The Tetra Prisma® Aseptic also respects the environment: 73% of the package is made of carton, coming from FSC® labelled-forests, ensuring a sustainable management of the natural resources. And it is fully recyclable!

“We are very happy to support the launch of Promess Ambient Drinking Yogurt with Lactinov. The quality of the French milk is well-known all over the world. This new product brings this unique quality to consumers all over the world thanks to an innovative product, in tune with their expectations and evolving ways of life. The Tetra Prisma® Aseptic 200ml is the perfect fit for this product. It is convenient, easy to use and to drink from and it offers the modern design that goes with the product.

It is also the result of a strong partnership with Lactinov to conceive the right packaging solutions that make the product easy to export. We are convinced of the potential of this product and we are looking forward to working again with Lactinov on future innovations.”

Gilles Tisserand, Marketing Director, Tetra Pak France & Benelux

About Lactinov

Lactinov is part of Lact’Union, an innovative French cooperative. Our 500 dairy farms, based on the breadbasket of Europe – North of France, are renowned for the quality of their milk and the focus they have on animal well-being. We have been well-established on the French market for more than 70 years and now export UHT milk for online, retail and foodservices channels in more than 50 destinations. Our 3 factories are certified and accredited by various systems as per IFS, CNCA, Halal… We produce in a wide range of format in HDPE bottle, Bricks and Pouches thanks to high-standard process validated by our in-house R&D team. Lactinov is glad to offer dedicated range of dairy products including as our new Vitamin enriched milk, new Ambient Drinking Yogurt, Lactose-free and Low Fat High Calcium milks.

About Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With over 24,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.