Dairy Foods Blog

Dairy Foods Blog
Stay current with news and opinions about the dairy processing industry. The weekly free-standing insert report tracks dairy promotional activities. Executive editor Marina Mayer reports on processors' marketing campaigns. Editor in chief Jim Carper recaps the people, products and companies making news each week. Guest bloggers share their opinions.

The true meaning of artisanal dairy foods

Large processors have tried to co-opt the meaning of ‘artisan.’ What does that mean for the rest of us?
By Tasia Malakasis
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Artisan. It’s a beautiful word, one that conjures up green pastures, vineyards on Tuscan hills and weathered hands shaping cheese.
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Nutrition and sustainability—positioning dairy's noble cause

By Tom Gallagher
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Since 1944, the U.S. dairy industry has been producing a gallon of milk with 90% less land, 65% less water, 76% less manure, and a 63% smaller carbon footprint. The Fuel Up to Play 60 program is recognized nationwide for improving nutrition in schools, with an emphasis on the importance of physical fitness. Through their checkoff, dairy farmers have made a $250 million commitment over five years to this program alone. And this has shown tangible results.


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Ice cream for Father's Day

Ice cream retailers scoop some love for dad in this week's FSIs

By Jim Carper
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Forget neck ties, golf shirts and power tools as Father's Day gifts. What Dad really needs is ice cream. That was the theme of dairy-related free-standing inserts for the week beginning June 10.


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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

By Jim Carper
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A recap of the people, products and processors making news in the dairy industry. This week : IDFA, DMI, Hood, DCI Cheese, Challenge, Hershey Creamery, Promised Land Dairy, Crave Brothers, Dallas Wuethrich and more.
 


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Retailer insights

What’s On the Minds of Retailers? Insights From FMI 2012

By Vivien Godfrey
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Grocery retailers are getting more technology savvy and leveraging their capabilities to mine extensive data about their shoppers. Everything from how many times a shopper visits to which items they purchase the most is captured and used to build and enhance their customer loyalty programs as well as increase shopper frequency and basket size. Many CPG companies are tapping into the availability of retailers’ highly sophisticated data. 


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Classroom politics

Will a better breakfast make better students?

Attention Arne Duncan: call Tom Vilsack at the USDA and see if he can cut through the red tape to change breakfast rules.
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First, offer free breakfast to all American students.  Second, put breakfast right in every classroom in the country.  Third, give the kids something they like. They like flavored milk and juice. 


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Charitable works

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

By Jim Carper

Scooper Bowl XXX begins June 5 in Boston. Nine ice cream companies raise money for the Jimmy Fund.


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Weekly news round-up

Jim Carper's Dairy Case

By Jim Carper
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A weekly review of the people, products and processors making the news. In this edition: Nestle, Rita's, Kraft, Chobani, and more (including a recipe for deep-fried ice cream).


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Environmental practices

Earth Day: Act One. It's only the beginning.

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Earth day was a powerful First Act to what could be a wonderful stage production by drawing worldwide attention to universal environmental issues and setting the stage for changes needed in our own consumption patterns.  Now, our collective task is to make sure the Second Act is just as strong. In this regard, government, institutions and corporations here in the United States must now play leading roles because the simple truth is that America lives higher on the energy scale than any other country in the world 


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Free-standing inserts

Nestle makes a big statement in this week's FSIs

By Jim Carper
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Nestle promoted its food and beverage brands in a multipage event headline "Good Food, Good Life" in the free-standing inserts for the week beginning April 29. Other dairy brands in the FSIs this week are Land O Lakes and Daisy.


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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. 

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

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