Stay current with news and opinions about the dairy processing industry. The weekly free-standing insert report tracks dairy promotional activities. Editor in chief Jim Carper recaps the people, products and companies making news each week. Guest bloggers share their opinions.
Dips, cheese, coffee creamers, sour cream and ice cream are featured.
November 16, 2012
Kraft Foods is a heavy user of the free-standing inserts for the week beginning Nov. 11, featuring its cheese and sour cream brands. Other dairy marketers suggest their foods and ingredients for the Thanksgiving holiday.
It’s time to shed milk pricing regulations, outdated dairy standards of identity, government’s role as the ‘food police’ and manipulation of the milk supply through government policies.
November 12, 2012
As we approach a new year, we have the opportunity to revamp our goals and re-plot our course, combining wisdom from past experiences with hopes and dreams for our future. It’s a time to shed what we’ve learned doesn’t work and to refresh our approach to endeavors ahead.
But whether it’s two-parent or single parent homes, we often forget how hard the job of childrearing is, which is why I applaud Ann Romney and Michelle Obama for raising this issue on the national stage. Parenting holds incredibly tough challenges due to vastly changing lifestyles, conflicting priorities and constant scheduling demands. Forget the fountain of youth. The big secret parents are searching for is how to squeeze more time out of each day for their most important concern–namely raising their children.
The public relations industry goes into overdrive this year, with press releases about baking, roasting and recipe ideas. Two such releases crossed my desk this week. Sterling-Rice Group of Boulder, Colo., dusted off its crystal ball and made forecasts for 2013. McCormick & Co., Spear, Md., dusted off its cookbooks with recipe ideas for the holidays.
Trucks hauling milk from Associated Milk Producers Inc. member farms to manufacturing plants will log 44,000 miles in 24 hours — or the distance to travel roundtrip from Anchorage, Alaska, to Key West, Fla. — four times.
Consumer packaged goods giant ConAgra continues to innovate with dairy foods and beverages. In the free-standing inserts for the week beginning Sept. 23, the CPG's Marie Callender's and Healthy Choice brands promoted new products.
The author offers an opposing point of view to the merits of fluid milk in aseptic packages.
September 25, 2012
The worst thing that could ever happen to fluid milk is to use aseptic packaging because the dairy industry would lose those great big electronic display cases that now adorn over 10,000 Class A grocery stores in the United States.