Anuga FoodTec 2012, which concluded last week in Cologne (Koeln), Germany, posted its best event result to date. Anuga FoodTec’s visitor numbers grew by around 25%, totaling more than 42,000 trade visitors from 131 countries.
The U.S. arm of Switzerland’s largest dairy is staking a claim to the markets for yogurts and milk-based coffee beverages. The dairy processor already is known here for its award-winning specialty cheeses.
Alps, cheese and chocolate are commonly associated with Switzerland. So is the country’s reputation for precision engineering. Just ask anyone who has taken a cable car to the top of a mountain or owns a Swiss watch. A Swiss dairy processor is expanding its presence in the United States by taking precise steps in developing dairy foods, and then executing marketing programs to gain placement on the shelves of grocery stores, with foodservice operators and in specialty food stores.
Emmi Roth’s facility in New York state is like a Swiss army knife for dairy processing. It has a tool for just about everything, including high- and low-acid aseptic dairy and nondairy products, bag-in-box and retail stand-up re-closable pouches.
Ask a tourist about what to see or do in upstate New York, and you might hear about the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown, boating or fishing on the region’s many lakes or visiting the Corning Museum of Glass.
Much like the rest of the beverage industry, retailers and distributors of dairy beverage products are faced with the challenge of having to meet the needs of increasingly discerning consumers who are short on time and constantly on the go.