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Be resolute in your resolution to be a better dairy processor

Do your best today and even better tomorrow and you should have a great year.


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Inside AE Dairy: Explore how Grade A dairy products are made

Anderson Erickson Dairy’s goal is to have 98% of production meet the end-of-code date. The Iowa dairy places the bar high, but that is part of the company’s self-proclaimed “ridiculously high standards” to assure that consumers have a great brand experience.


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AE Dairy’s motto is ‘customer first’

For nearly 85 years, the Iowa-based dairy has put an emphasis on the consumer. She is the one who shops, buys, serves and repurchases the company’s milk and dairy foods again and again. CEO Miriam Erickson Brown insists that every consumer has a great experience with her products every time.


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Celebrate the holidays with dairy processors

Pour yourself a glass of nog and warm up by the Yule log. It’s the end of the year so I wrote these words to bring you cheer.


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Dannon is Dairy Foods' 2014 Processor of the Year

In its nearly 75-year history, The Dannon Co. has identified niches like digestive health and weight management and then developed yogurt-based solutions. Its stated mission, to bring health through food, starts with its employees and fans out across North America.


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Food industry summit examines the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The underwriting sponsor, The Dannon Co., has a mission of to bringing health through food to families everywhere.

Today’s one-day summit at Ohio State University convenes experts from the public and private sectors to explore the current American diet and implications of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, called the nation’s foremost nutrition policy document.


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Opinion

State of the dairy industry: What's facing dairy processors

Assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to dairy foods and beverages.

We strike up the band this month for our annual state of the dairy industry. While sales prospects have some processors whistling past the graveyard, others are whistling a happy tune. Here’s an assessment of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing dairy processors.


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State of the Dairy Industry: Ice cream makers say ‘ciao’ to gelato

Ice cream production has increased for three years in a row. Processors of ice cream, gelato and frozen novelties find success with sweet-and-salty combinations, candy bar inclusions and cocktail-inspired flavors.


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State of the Dairy Industry: Who can fix milk?

Makers of breakfast cereals are natural allies of milk processors. Athletic organizations help to promote chocolate milk. And milk processors, using industry-funded research, are developing high-protein, valued-added beverages.


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Dairy processors are stayin’ alive with new processes, new products

There is nothing wrong with respecting traditions and following practices that have proven to be successful. But for long-lasting success, regular doses of innovation (in product, processes and marketing) will help your company endure.


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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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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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Our annual supplier spotlights issue; A look inside Anderson Erickson Dairy; plus our detection systems Q&A

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