making a difference for dairy
About Membership
Membership Categories
Benefits of Membership
How to Become a Member
Membership Lists
Searchable Membership Directory
Membership Briefings
      Special Webinar on IDFA New Dues Model
      Special Supplier Webinar on IDFA New Dues Model

Dairy Delivers® for America’s Printers

May 02, 2019

IDFA continues to demonstrate that the dairy industry has a powerful economic impact – $628 billion in total – on the American economy. Did you know that dairy also indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like printing?

Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support American printers in a number of ways. More than 6,470 jobs in the printing industry depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees. This includes more than 3,860 printing jobs that are making containers and labels used in a wide range of dairy products, ranging from milk cartons to wrappers for ice cream novelties. 

Other printers are working on documents and materials used by offices and headquarters operations. These jobs are all the result of purchases directly paid for by dairy companies. About 2,600 additional jobs for printers result from dairy employees and supplier employees purchasing stationary, invitations, greeting cards and other materials for their personal use. 

All told, the dairy industry creates $344.1 million in wages and almost $1.1 billion in economic impact for American printers.

Dairy Delivers®

IDFA is sharing these deep dives into the data of Dairy Delivers®, its economic impact tool, to demonstrate dairy’s economic power and its ripple effect on other American industries.

Members with questions may contact Dave Carlin, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy, at

Dairy Delivers