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.
Free-standing inserts

Yogurt brands dominate the action in this week's FSIs

Dannon, Yoplait and Mountain High are among dairy marketers active in this week's free-standing inserts.
February 26, 2013

In this week's free-standing inserts, there are new toppings for Dannon's Danimals; new flavors for Yoplait's Greek 100; a protein claim from Mountain High; and Nabisco graham crackers filled with yogurt crème.


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Recruiting, hiring

Top 5 reasons why candidates decline a change in career

The housing market, corporate belt-tightening and risk aversion are some reasons candidates decline job offers.
February 25, 2013

The fact is, recruiting today is more challenging than it was five years ago. Here are the top five reasons that support this conclusion. 


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Free-standing inserts

Muller Quaker features its new yogurts in this week's FSIs

The dairy partnership sells conventional and Greek yogurts.
February 20, 2013

Muller Quaker Dairy and Nestle were active with free-standing inserts for the week beginning Feb. 17. 


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Free-standing inserts

Dairy marketers promote new flavors; foods for football parties in this week's FSIs.

Dannon, Bel Brands, Nestle, Sargento and Saputo are active in this weeks free-standing inserts.
January 30, 2013

 

Dairy marketers took to the free-standing inserts this week to promote new flavors, nutrition and foods for the upcoming Super Bowl (although none identified the championship game as such).


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Free-standing inserts

Party planning and a little 'monkey' business from Kraft in this week's FSIs

Dairy marketers gear up for the Super Bowl and promote a clean label in this week's free-standing inserts.
January 23, 2013

With the Super Bowl approaching, dairy marketers are fine-tuning their pitches, offering cheese recipes that party hosts can serve during the "big game" in their free-standing inserts for the week beginning Jan. 20.


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The Future Of Dairy

Use consumers' interest in healthy eating to grow sales of yogurt

Yogurt is one of those 'no guilt' snacks because of its nutritional content.
January 18, 2013

Consumers are moving away from the three-meal-a-day norm, which means more snacking. Yogurt is in a perfect position to help people achieve their wellness goals even while snacking. 


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The Future Of Dairy

Our aging population can benefit from dairy ingredients

Consider using whey protein and milk protein concentrate when developing new products.
January 17, 2013

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Future of Dairy research highlights matching dairy with other ingredients as an important opportunity to expand dairy consumption among today’s aging consumer, as well as other demographics


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Get ready for a dairy revolution

Growth of ethnic populations and aging of baby boomers are two factors that are going to affect dairy consumption. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy identified 20 opportunities for brands.
January 17, 2013
The ability to anticipate today the long-term investments needed for tomorrow opens the door for a significant competitive advantage. Now more than ever, ingenuity and smart strategy will be the cornerstone of dairy business growth.
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Free-standing inserts

Dairy marketers tout nutrition, ease of use, health in this week's FSIs

Dean Foods, Land O'Lakes and Smart Balance take free-standing inserts for the week beginning Jan. 13.
January 16, 2013

Dean Foods reduces the sugar in its TruMoo chocolate milk, and Land O Lakes offers recipes using Saute Express flavored butter to smartphone users.


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The Future Of Dairy

Processors need to reposition fluid milk in order to meet emerging consumer needs

Creating new segments will help protect milk’s relevance, while developing products for those segments will help revitalize sales.
January 16, 2013

Creating new segments will help protect milk’s relevance, while developing products for those segments will help revitalize sales. Think about how a completely breakthrough product such as the Swiffer Sweeper can revolutionize a category — a new product of this magnitude can help capture sales and bring consumers back to fluid milk.


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