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.
Do not expect the de-coupling of the U.S. and international prices to continue forever. One day we will realize that U.S. prices are too high to remain competitive on the world stage. When that happens, expect more downward price corrections.
Mazzi is a durable food-grade plastic container designed with a wide mouth that better enables farmers to milk using both hands.
July 30, 2014
Bill Gates put a spotlight on a significant challenge for smallholder dairy farmers, we invented the technology solution now being delivered by our partners, but it is a sustainable market that will make Mazzi a success in the long term.
Did you know your computer can fill a hungry child’s empty glass with fresh milk? No, you don’t have to connect a USB cable from a cow to your laptop. Instead, all you need to do is make a donation to the Great American Milk Drive.
June 1 was World Milk Day and in the United States, the entire month is Dairy Month. Demand for milk is great. But, as the author writes, U.S. producers should treat export markets with caution and use the profit boost as fuel for innovation here at home.
New regulations in China seem to further alter the playing field for milk powder brands in favor of major foreign companies, which together made up 54% of the Chinese market in terms of sales revenue in 2013.
The consumer packaged goods industry delivered anemic growth in 2013, inching up 1.8%. The edibles category basically mimicked the trajectory of the whole industry (+1.7%), while nonedibles grew just over a percentage point and general merchandise was flat.
Fleet management technology also addresses back-office concerns related to theft, efficiency, operational costs and safety.
April 29, 2014
Blind spots exist in the transport of dairy foods and pose opportunities for loss of control. However, investing in fleet management technology not only helps mitigate safety and security concerns during transport, but also enables business-critical objectives to maintain competitive while managing costs without sacrificing productivity.
Yogurt has a storied history dating back 4000 years, when ancient inhabitants of Bulgaria carried fermented sheep's milk in bags around their waists.
April 25, 2014
A mildly sour-tasting yogurt is Bulgaria’s heritage, and is still considered the best of all dairy products currently available. Bulgarians consume ~400,000 tons per year. Nothing tastes quite like it.