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

Saputo's cheese brands promote memorable recipes in this week's FSIs

Treasure Cave blue cheese is a secret ingredient, Frigo Italian cheeses go into family favorites.

In the week before Easter, cooking with dairy products is a theme in this week's free-standing inserts. Saputo, Unilever, Sargento and Kraft show the way.


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Dairy brands promote pure ingredients, bold flavors in this week's FSIs

Dean's, Kraft, Edy's and WhiteWave are active in the free-standing inserts this week.

Dean's shows how to cook with milk; Kraft touts its flavorful string cheeses; and Edy's unveils a new name for its fruit bars in the free-standing inserts for the week beginning March 17.


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American Dairy Products Institute's vision to be the authority on dairy ingredients

Our members (dairy co-operatives, proprietary manufacturers and trading companies) focus on what’s important — selling more dairy products.
It has been an eventful year at the American Dairy Products Institute. Since I came on board in March 2012, we have developed and approved a new vision, mission and three-year strategic plan; created new membership classifications; and are in the finishing stages of rebranding the association with a new logo and website which will be introduced to our membership at our upcoming annual meeting, April 28 to 30.
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Water

Water scarcity is major threat to the food industry

Nestle's CEO raises a warning in his keynote speech in London.

The CEO of Nestle says that overuse of fresh water poses not only a serious environmental hazard, but also a major risk to political and social stability. Water scarcity will be the cause of massive food shortages within the next 15-20 years and that now was the time for industry, governments and other stakeholders to act decisively.
 


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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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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