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Frozen pudding, cheesecake sales not so sweet

By Sarah M. Kennedy
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The overall frozen desserts and whip toppings category saw dollar and units sales down, with puddings and cheesecakes particularly struggling.


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Ice cream sales nearly frozen

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Ice cream sales see minimal growth, while sherbet and novelty sales trend downward.


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Dairy Market News

It’s too hot for milk, but ice cream and cream cheese plants are demanding cream

Milk production has slowed, the butter market is tight and cheese production is trending lower.
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Milk production has slowed across much of the country. The combination of hot weather and typical seasonal declines is slowing availability of manufacturing milk.


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Advertising is heavy for cottage cheese, milk in June (National Dairy Month)

Cheese ad volume decreased 7% nationally from two weeks ago.
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National Dairy Month-themed ads were in abundance this survey period. A number of ads offered dairy products as “2 for the price of 1” specials.


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Dairy processing

National dairy report: butter prices are lower; cheese production steady; milk production varies by region

Some cheese plants are turning back some offered milk to better balance their inventories to match current demand.
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Butter operators churned at mostly steady rates. Cheese production is mostly steady this week with many plants operating full schedules. As for milk, the USDA says production is steady to higher in the Midwest, steady in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, and steady to declining in California.


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Vegetable juice sales squash fruit juices

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The vegetable juice/cocktail segment’s dollar and unit sales rise above the rest, while cranberry and orange juice sales struggle. Meanwhile, blended juices are all the rage.


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Organic foods

Organic dairy is up 8% in 2013, but other organic foods, beverages grew more

The $4.9 billion dairy sector grew by 8%, and sales of organic beverages slowed to a 5% growth rate to around $4 billion.
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The U.S. organic market is experiencing strong expansion, with organic food and farming continuing to gain in popularity, according to the latest Organic Trade Association survey.


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Dairy Market News

Prices for blocks, barrels at the CME Group move below $2 for the first time this year

The lower prices have some buyers looking to increase orders and build their own stocks. Export demand has slowed as international prices are more competitive to our market.
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USDA's Dairy Market News reports that cheese production across the U.S. is mixed. Some of the Southern regions are past peak milk production. The northern edge of the Central region is slow to show a spring flush this year, while much of the Midwest is experiencing increasing volumes. 


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Yogurt rules, dairy dip sales on the rise

Yogurt continues to see consistent gains, while refrigerated dips is the only other star among cultured products.
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In the cultured dairy aisle it’s still hard to keep up with yogurt, with new products popping up everywhere and the fascination with Greek yogurt still holding strong.
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Consumers pay the price for Greek yogurt: retail prices up $1.56 in 2 weeks for a 32-ounce package

Shredded cheese is down from two weeks ago but up a dime from last year. The conventional-organic price spread in fluid milk is $1.49, third lowest this year.
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Dairy Market News says yogurt was the most-advertised dairy category this week. Advertisements for butter and cream cheese declined after Easter and Passover.


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