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Articles by Sarah M. Kennedy
Frozen yogurt sales continue to rise above the rest, while ice cream sales stay frozen in place. The frozen novelty and ice pop novelty categories were both down.
Sales are up for makers of natural cheese slices, chunks and shreds, while the processed cheese category continues to struggle.
Processors try to keep up with the latest trends in flavors and inclusions, but making frozen desserts has its own set of challenges.
Dairy Foods’ exclusive job satisfaction survey shows the majority of those in the industry are happy with their jobs, especially those in management and those working for fluid dairy companies.
The star of the cultured category continues to be Greek yogurt, but other international-style yogurts are vying for attention. Plus, bold, exotic flavors, on-the-go products and a high-protein emphasis are showing up throughout the cultured dairy case.
Natural cheese is still the clear winner for cheese processors, while snacking occasions are on the rise. Plus, consumers’ interest in unique flavors helps fuel the artisan cheese movement and inspires other processors to create more bold combinations.