Leading U.S. brick cream cheese brands based on dollar sales 2018

This statistic illustrates the leading cream cheese brands in the United States in 2018, based on generated dollar sales. For the 12 weeks ended January 28, 2018, Philadelphia brick cream cheese was ranked as the best-selling U.S. brick cream cheese brand with sales amounting to 183.9 million U.S. dollars. Total category sales came to about 255.78 million U.S. dollars.

Cream cheese

Cream cheese belongs to the dairy category and is typically manufactured out of cow milk, but other varieties such as sheep cream cheese exist as well. Cream cheese can be easily manufactured at home or consumers can purchase the dairy products out of the retail aisle. The different uses for cream cheese range from a spread on bagels or crackers to a base for dips. In addition, the cheese is a great choice for cakes, frosting and desserts.

In the retail environment, consumers can find national brand cream cheese such as Philadelphia and private label products. Philadelphia was by far the category leader in the United States in 2014, accounting for a market share of about 63 percent. The trademark is owned by the Kraft Foods Group, which is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois. Their product portfolio contains traditional cream cheese spreads and flavored cream cheese products. Recently, the company introduced its first bacon-flavored cream cheese spread.

Regarding baking, cream cheese is frequently used as an ingredient for American’s all-time favorite New-York-style cheese cake. According to the Kraft Foods Group, consumers rated cheese cake fillings made with Philadelphia cream cheese as better tasting than those prepared with private label equivalents.

Leading brick cream cheese brands in the United States in 2018, based on dollar sales

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Release date

February 2018


United States

Survey time period

12 weeks ended in January 28, 2018

Supplementary notes

Total U.S. multi-outlet sales through supermarkets, drug stores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains for the 12 weeks ended January 28, 2018.

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