Articles by Jim Carper

From the Editor

A global summit about yogurt examines the benefits of this dairy food

A nutrition group touts the health benefits of yogurt and a dairy organization shares evidence of the industry’s diminishing carbon footprint.
May 14, 2013
A nutrition group touts the health benefits of yogurt and a dairy organization shares evidence of the industry’s diminishing carbon footprint.
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A look inside G.S. Gelato's plant

The Italian-born owners of G.S. Gelato bring their recipes and production equipment to Florida’s Panhandle where they make authentic Italian gelato for retail and foodservice customers.
May 12, 2013
The headquarters and manufacturing plant of G.S. Gelato, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., are far from the scenic Gulf Coast views in this resort town on the Emerald Coast of Florida’s panhandle.
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G.S. Gelato is living the dolce vita

May 10, 2013
Guido Tremolini and Simona Faroni are living the sweet life in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The owners of G.S. Gelato make their own branded version of the Italian frozen dessert and supply private-label retail and foodservice accounts, too.
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Online engagement

Outshine fruit bars from Dreyer's/Edy's take a shine to social media

There's deeper engagement on the Experience Project website than what you'd see on Facebook and Twitter.
April 30, 2013

In Jim Carper's Dairy Case: Dreyer's (a unit of Nestle USA) changed the name of its Fruit Bars to Outshine. The company turned to a social media site to ask users how they "shine brighter." 


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From the editor

The myriad of issues for dairy processors today

At any given time, a processor might have these issues simmering (or boiling) on the front and back burners: food safety, employee safety, product development, customer management, marketing and trade show attendance. You’re going to need a bigger stove.
April 17, 2013
After editing the articles in this edition, I came away impressed and awed by the myriad issues a dairy processing company deals with.
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Filling New England's dairy needs: Inside Oakhurst's plant

Oakhurst Dairy of Maine processes quality dairy and nondairy beverages and cultured products for its retail, commercial and private-label customers. It also operates a successful sustainability program that reduces energy, water and waste.
April 16, 2013
Ask anyone what they know about Maine and you’ll probably hear “lobster, lighthouses and L.L. Bean.” Milk? Probably not, because Maine isn’t a top dairy state. There are just four milk plants (and eight bulk tank units) in Maine, according to the most recent Interstate Milk Shippers List.
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Company profile

Oakhurst Dairy is Maine's largest milk processor

April 12, 2013
For today’s lesson in anthropology, let’s consider the residents of the great state of Maine. The native-born citizens are fiercely proud of their heritage. They refer to themselves as Maineiacs.
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Get surreal

Sweet dreams are made of this. California processors say drink milk before bedtime

Those creative minds at the California Milk Processor Board have found a new usage occasion.
March 27, 2013

A Spanish-language ad campaign from the California Milk Processor Board links positive dreams to drinking milk prior going to bed. Sounds crazy, but the spots are charming. 


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Free-standing inserts

Dairy brands promote pure ingredients, bold flavors in this week's FSIs

Dean's, Kraft, Edy's and WhiteWave are active in the free-standing inserts this week.
March 20, 2013

Dean's shows how to cook with milk; Kraft touts its flavorful string cheeses; and Edy's unveils a new name for its fruit bars in the free-standing inserts for the week beginning March 17.


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A look at new packages for dairy foods

Dairy processors ask a lot from packages. The design graphics need to communicate the brand clearly. Some dairy marketers also want environmentally friendly containers. Here is a look at some new packages, caps and lids with sustainable features.
March 13, 2013
Changing a package design can be risky. A brand manager doesn’t want to confuse or alienate long-time fans. But times change, as do attitudes. Some health issues, like gluten intolerance, were not as prominent a few years ago as they are today.
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 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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