Dairy Processor News

Mexico, Brazil

Nestle, Arla strengthen positions in Latin America

Nestlé Mexico will finance production and infrastructure and provide technical assistance in the milk and whey supply chains. Arla intends to capture market share in the world's 4th largest dairy market.

Nestlé Mexico plans to invest about $53 million to increase milk production in Mexico. Arla takes an ownership position in Brazil’s Vigor.


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Taste, bud

Dairy students taste with the best at 93rd annual Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest

Students will evaluate dairy products and try to match the expert judges as closely as possible.

Dairy students from across the country and around the world will test their skills against one another at the 93rd annual Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest.


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Earnings report

Yoplait shows gains in volume, sales and market share in Q1

While net sales for General Mills' U.S. Retail segment dipped 5% from the prior year, the Snacks, Yoplait and Small Planet Foods divisions achieved net sales gains.

"In U.S. Retail, our Yoplait yogurt business returned to growth, with volume, sales, and market share gains,” said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell in a statement today. 


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Dairy industry pushes back on FDA proposals

While IDFA asks FDA to back off on its no added sugars declaration, NMPF says it is “basically supportive” of the idea. But both groups oppose changing the serving size of ice cream.


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Chobani to school college students on Greek yogurt

To increase brand awareness and yogurt consumption at U.S. colleges and universities, Greek yogurt processor Chobani, Norwich, N.Y., has hired the marketing and licensing agency IMG, Winston-Salem, N.C.


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Dairy brands try various marketing tactics

A cheesemaker sets up camp in New York’s Times Square. A yogurt maker signs a marketing deal with professional football. Another yogurt company uses sampling at a public event to build its brand.


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Take the long view on dairy research

Remember when all saturated fat was considered bad for you? Not so today.

Food fads come and go but years of planning, investment, execution and patience are necessary to see an eventual payoff from dairy research.


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Will the next Greek yogurt please stand up?

What will be the next phenomenon in the cultured dairy product category?

Greek yogurt accounted for 44% of U.S. yogurt sales in 2013 compared to just 4% in 2008. Marketers predict there is still a lot more room to grow the category in the United States.


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New website links California consumers to dairy farmers

A new website called “Califarmia” links California’s more than 1500 dairy families to dairy consumers.


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Joseph Gallo Farms' sustainable practices, customer service help define 'quality'

Speed of production, high standards for customer service and sustainability practices have made this California cheesemaker efficient and profitable.

Joseph Gallo Farms is using speed, eco-friendly practices and quality to compete with the giant cheesemakers and the small artisan operations on the West Coast.


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Anderson Erickson Dairy, Des Moines, Iowa

 From this one plant, AE Dairy manufactures a full range of Grade A dairy beverages and foods, including white and flavored milk, ice cream mix (packaged for retail sale and for commercial use), 50 flavors of Greek and conventional low-fat and nonfat yogurt, buttermilk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, juices, sour cream and dips.  

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1/26/15 8:15 am EST

President's Address --2020 Vision

On Demand They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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