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 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.
In response to a challenge, food manufacturers have developed lower-calorie dairy products that consumers just love. Because of these reduced-calorie foods and beverages, companies have reported improved financial performance.
Minimally populated Idaho means plenty of open space for raising dairy cows. That smaller population means only a portion of milk produced here goes directly to consumers. That leaves millions of pounds of liquid milk available to make yogurt, cheese and other dairy-related products.
Educating Americans about your products’ place in a DASH diet will become even more important leading up to and following the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines typically focus on a positive approach to reduce risk of or lower elevated blood pressure, including through following the DASH diet.
Milk processors and dairy farmers are coming together with Feeding America to launch the Great American Milk Drive – the first-ever nationwide program that will encourage consumers to donate milk to hungry families.