Articles by Marina Mayer

Baby boomers want better beverages

As Baby Boomers seek better health through better beverages, makers of juices, teas, coffees and other nondairy beverages create a new generation of drinks that offer flavor, variety and the promise of a new way of life.

The post-World War II baby boom led to a population increase, a need for diversity and a change in cultural identity. Baby boomers (born from 1946 to 1964) have turned into “beverage boomers” who seek a healthy, well-balanced diet and practice a better-for-you lifestyle. These Beverage Boomers are changing nondairy beverages.


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All Good Things Come to an End

It’s not everyday that people can say, “I love my job,” especially when many of today’s companies are cinching raises, bonuses and company perks just to save the bottom line. Despite today’s economical hardships though, everyone in the food industry continues to love their job.


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Marina Mayer's Marketing Musings

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like a big chunk of cheese, says Marina Mayer, executive editor.


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Marina Mayer's Marketing Musings

Are you ready for some football? The Dannon Co. is. Look for the yogurt giant’s commercial during Super Bowl XLVI, says Marina Mayer, executive editor.


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Dairy Foods Trend Forecast for 2012

The new year is here. It is time to flip the calendar, plan ahead and move forward with unfinished business. This year, 2012, proves to be both a profitable and innovative year, as indicated in the “What’s in Store 2012” report, published by the International Dairy-Deli-Bake Association (IDDBA), Madison, Wis.
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Marina Mayer's Marketing Musings

Stonyfield Farm and Organic Valley launched an online organic food awareness campaign to benefit Wholesome Wave, says Marina Mayer, executive editor.
Stonyfield Farm and Organic Valley launched an online organic food awareness campaign to benefit Wholesome Wave, says Marina Mayer, executive editor.
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String Cheese Sales Increase

For a child in the 1980s, string cheese was the ultimate must-have lunch snack. The simple act of peeling strings away from a cylindrical-shaped “stick” was both exciting and innovative and transformed the way consumers eat cheese.
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enLiven yogurt wishes consumers a "Yo Yo Yo" holiday season by delivering 2,000 packs of free yogurt and $1,000 Walmart gift cards, says executive editor, Marina Mayer.
enLiven yogurt wishes consumers a "Yo Yo Yo" holiday season by delivering 2,000 packs of free yogurt and $1,000 Walmart gift cards, says executive editor, Marina Mayer.
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The Cultured Craze

Several cultured product makers are stepping outside of their comfort zone to provide a crowd of innovative new offerings that come equipped with zesty flavors and intricate packaging concepts.
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Raw is the Draw

Whether it’s raw cheeses, unusually flavored options or a portion-control size, today’s cheese processors introduce a slew of crafty innovations.
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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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