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.
In the 150th anniversary year of the first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard, it was both a thrill and an honor to hear the GHG (greenhouse gas) calculators developed by the Innovation Center for US Dairy described as the “must-have” equipment for dairy plants.
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.
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.
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.
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