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.
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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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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.

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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The Future Of Dairy

Our aging population can benefit from dairy ingredients

Consider using whey protein and milk protein concentrate when developing new products.

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.
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.

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.

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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The Future Of Dairy

Boost cheese sales with new flavors, new uses

Shoppers are looking for new experiences with things they know they like.

Consumers are looking for new and exciting tastes, and cheese is well-suited to help consumers expand their palates, while allowing manufacturers and processors to create new eating occasions and drive sales.


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Anderson Erickson Dairy, Des Moines, Iowa

 From this one plant, AE Dairy manufactures a full range of Grade A dairy beverages and foods, including white and flavored milk, ice cream mix (packaged for retail sale and for commercial use), 50 flavors of Greek and conventional low-fat and nonfat yogurt, buttermilk, whipping cream, cottage cheese, juices, sour cream and dips.  

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!

1/26/15 8:15 am EST

President's Address --2020 Vision

On Demand They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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