From the appearance to the flavor profile, enjoying cheese is a wonderful sensory experience. As such, manufacturers work hard to meet the flavor, texture and visual expectations of customers, but visual defects can detract from the premium image of cheese.
Several trends are growing within the cultured dairy market, specifically with yogurt. Manufacturers are capitalizing on the clean eating movement as cultured products that are functional, whole milk, grass fed and lower in sugar are becoming more popular. Flavor mash-ups (including sweet heat, inclusions or pairings), snacking options and yogurt drinks are also helping to expand the consumer base.
Seven U.S. jurisdictions have imposed a sugar tax on beverages sold within their boundaries. Here’s why dairy processors should think about cutting sugar in the coffee, tea and juice drinks they make.
March 9, 2017
Election 2016 will go down in history for plenty of reasons. But somewhat overlooked amidst the more sensational results were the decisions in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany, Calif., Boulder, Colo., and Cook County, Ill., to begin levying what have become known broadly as “soda” taxes.
For product innovators, creators and sellers, knowing and anticipating the habits of consumers is a necessity. The switch from three meals a day to multiple mini-meals is one change that hasn’t stumped us, but empowered us to think differently about how snacks are presented.
Fonterra, the dairy cooperative from New Zealand, said its dairy ingredients are “paying dividends in the U.S. market.” Fonterra USA Key Account Manager Rachel Marshall said grass-fed, pasture-raised, free-range dairy is experiencing “a surge in popularity” because consumers are more health-conscious and informed on what they eat.
Moviegoers don’t flock to the latest installment of their favorite superhero franchise for deep musings on the human condition. By that same token, consumers don’t dive into salted-toffee truffle sundaes to jumpstart their diets. They do it because it’s fun.