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.

Marina Mayer's Marketing Musings

Marina Mayer, executive editor, helps promote Breast Cancer Awareness month by showcasing what dairy and beverage processors are doing to support the cause. This month, DS Waters of America discusses its commitment to donating $1 million of Athena brand sales by 2014 to the cause.

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Dairy Foods Go 'Round The Horn in this week's FSIs

Milk, butter, yogurt and cheese are promoted in this week's free-standing inserts. Dairy processors include Dean Foods, Land O'Lakes, Mountain High and Bel Brands USA.
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Marina Mayer's Marketing Musings

Marina Mayer, executive editor, helps promote Breast Cancer Awareness month by showcasing what dairy processors are doing to support the cause. This month, Velvet Ice Cream raises money for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research through Cones for a Cure.


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Italian, Swiss Cheeses Star in This Week's FSIs

Ricotta, mozzarella and Swiss cheeses from Lactalis and Land O'Lakes get their due in this week's free standing inserts.


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Jim Carper's Dairy Case

Welcome to the dairy case, a round-up of what’s new in products, companies and marketing. In this issue: Farmers All Natural Creamery, Kroger, Pepsico, Swiss Valley Farms, CUPS Frozen Yogurt, International Dairy Foods Association and more.
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Marina Mayer's Marketing Musings

Marina Mayer, executive editor, helps promote Breast Cancer Awareness month by showcasing what dairy processors are doing to support the cause. This month, Nestlé Pure Life bottled water launched the "Pink Pack" retail program.


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Dairy Brands Get Cooking in This Week's FSIs

Chicken with cheese, cheese sandwiches and heart-healthy milk, butter and cheese are on the menu in this week's free-standing inserts. Sargento and Smart Balance are among the brands featured.

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Jim Carper's Dairy Case

Welcome to the dairy case, a round-up of what’s new this week in products, companies and marketing. In this issue: Friendly Ice Cream, Nestle, Cold Cow Ice Cream, Westby Co-op, Orgánica Yogurt, International Dairy Foods Association and more.

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Marina Mayer's Marketing Musings

Marina Mayer, executive editor, helps promote Breast Cancer Awareness month by showcasing what dairy processors are doing to support the cause. This week, Yoplait re-launches its “Save Lids to Save Lives” campaign.

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Yogurt Makers Turn Pink in This Week's FSIs

General Mills' Yoplait and Dannon show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, celebrated in October, in this week's free-standing inserts.
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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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