Articles by Jim Carper

Investments in UHT processing equipment helps Agropur grow

Investments in ultra-high temperature processing equipment help Agropur USA gain business in the burgeoning market for extended-shelf-life products.
April 7, 2014

 The future is bright for the aseptic packaging of dairy and processed foods in North America. That’s the conclusion of a 2012 study by the research firm Markets and Markets.  


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Gazing into the dairy industry's crystal ball

The FDA’s new label changes, two conferences in a week and a trip through a milk plant have me thinking about the future of the dairy industry.
April 5, 2014

In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put out for comment its suggestions to redo the Nutrition Facts label on food packages.


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Agropur USA invests in ESL products

The U.S. division of the Canadian cooperative is a major contract manufacturer of ultra-high temperature pasteurized dairy and nondairy beverages. The Minnesota-based dairy is growing its own brand, too.
April 4, 2014

The dairy industry thrives on tradition. Independent dairies have built long-term relationships with consumers that are passed from generation to generation. Family-owned regional dairies rely on these loyalties.


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Hubba, hubba

The Devil or Angel approach to advertising milk – sex or wholesomeness

MilkPEP shaves its milk mustache, fairlife goes sexy and Umpqua stays wholesome.
March 10, 2014

A milk processor channels pin-up models in its ad campaign for a high-protein milk. Meanwhile, the national marketing group MilkPEP has stopped asking “got milk?” in favor of a new campaign that touts the beverage’s protein content.


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A look inside California's Central Valley Cheese

March 5, 2014

 California’s Central Valley Cheese keeps busy by making a wide range of cheeses and cultured dairy products that appeal to Mediterranean, Hispanic, Indian and South Asian consumers. 


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Now I've heard everything

Tales from the Flavor Front: jelly bean milk, tangerine-carrot fruit bars and mojito energy shots

Dairy processors are finding inspiration in desserts from the South, and an energy-shot marketer looks to bartenders for ideas.
February 28, 2014

Sea salt/caramel continues to be a popular combination in foods, especially dairy. Other classic combos are raspberry/dark chocolate, mango/peach, and strawberry/granola. Dairy Foods looks at flavors used by processors in their new lines.
 


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Be prepared for when a crisis hits your company

February 8, 2014

Headlines from the holidays should cause dairy companies to re-examine their systems and procedures when it comes to distribution, customer loyalty and crisis management. Are you ready for a UPS-magnitude delivery snafu or a Target-like security breach?


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Kemps makes ice cream around the clock in Rochester, Minn.

February 6, 2014

 Kemps makes ice cream and other frozen desserts around the clock in its facility in Rochester, Minn. The frozen products category is a strategic pillar in Kemps’ plan to grow beyond its stronghold in the Upper Midwest. 


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Minnesota's Kemps celebrates 100 years of innovation with milk and dairy foods

February 3, 2014

‘It’s the cows’ is the slogan the Minnesota-based dairy processor uses to tell consumers why Kemps’ dairy foods taste so good. It is the company’s business strategy and its innovative new products that make Kemps a favorite with grocery, co-pack and foodservice customers.


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Acquisitions

Dairy Farmers of America acquires Oakhurst Dairy of Maine

Three generations of the Bennett family have run the independent dairy since the 1920s.
January 31, 2014

Dairy Farmers of America has acquired Oakhurst Dairy, a family owned dairy processor in Portland, Maine. 


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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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