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.
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.
Pudding made with milk, flavored cheese and protein-enriched yogurt star in the free-standing inserts this week.
September 18, 2012
Kraft takes two free-standing inserts (for Jell-O pudding and FreshTake cheese-breadcrumbs-spices kits), while Dannon promotes a new Activia yogurt and Land O Lakes introduces a four-cheese Italian blend.
If we are to work our way out of this global slump, it will take Olympic-like efforts from more of the same types of visionaries around the world.
September 7, 2012
Also going for the gold, albeit of a different kind, are visionary leaders in the business world, who have been showing that same kind of dedication, drive and pioneering bent as these athletes—which all adds up to its own type of game-changing Olympic spirit.