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Articles by Jim Carper
In my building, 10 steps take me to my office on the second floor. The 10 steps below just might take your company to a new level of success this year.
Ginger Plum. No, she wasn't an old girlfriend from my hippie days. Rather it's a key flavor trend for 2014, defined as "a juicy, sweet and tart plum with a touch of spice from ginger that delivers multiple sensory experiences." Come to think of it, that does describe my old flame pretty darn well.
50 years ago a lightweight, handled plastic milk jug made its debut. Today, equipment makers continue to innovate in blow molding.
No visions of sugar plums dance in my head. For me, it’s milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream instead.
HP Hood is guided by a four-point strategy of manufacturing branded, private label, licensed and co-packed dairy foods and beverages. It does more than roll out new products; it develops new categories of dairy foods and beverages.
Hollywood inspired our annual review of dairy foods and beverages. For the most part, we offer an enthusiastic thumbs-up and throw no rotten tomatoes.
Processors create line extensions with new flavors and more convenient packaging.
Processors combine tropical fruit flavors in ice cream and fruit bars. They look to the bakery aisle for inspiration and develop “dessert within a dessert” creations like red velvet cake and S’mores ice cream.
The dairy industry is promoting milk’s role in building muscle. But that alone won’t increase consumption. Packaging, flavors and channels of distribution have to pull their weight, too.
You’ll find market trends, business success strategies, ideas for new foods and beverages, food safety programs and ideas for tapping the export market.