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.
The Future Of Dairy

Boost cheese sales with new flavors, new uses

Shoppers are looking for new experiences with things they know they like.
January 15, 2013

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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Free-standing inserts

Marketers promote dairy's health, versatility in this week's FSIs

Greek yogurt is an ingredient in a Post cereal; Daisy teams its low-fat cottage cheese with Dole fruit.
January 8, 2013

Daisy and Dole jointly promote low-fat cottage cheese and tropical fruit in an FSI headlined "Together, the possibilities are endless!"  Post Foods launches a new Honey Bunches of Oats cereal made with real Greek yogurt.
 


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I have a passion for nutrition education

The CEO of the Dairy Council of California has an ambitious agenda that includes expanding relationships in the health care area and promoting good nutritional habits.
December 18, 2012
During my career as a nutrition educator, I have admired the California dairy industry’s commitment to community health. By providing valuable nutrition education materials at no charge to children and adults, producers and processors have made a mark that is difficult to match.
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Keep on truckin'

A brief (48+ years) history of dairy transportation and logistics

Don Wilson, who wrote the Beyond the Filler for Dairy Foods, looks back on his career.
December 11, 2012

It began in June of 1964 with an incredible month. I graduated from Texas Tech with an economics major and a bachelor's in international trade. I got married and started as a sales/marketing management trainee for Foremost Dairies in Ft. Worth, Texas. 


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Free-standing inserts

'Celebrate Thanksgiving with dairy' is theme of this week's FSIs

Dips, cheese, coffee creamers, sour cream and ice cream are featured.
November 16, 2012

Kraft Foods is a heavy user of the free-standing inserts for the week beginning Nov. 11, featuring its cheese and sour cream brands. Other dairy marketers suggest their foods and ingredients for the Thanksgiving holiday.


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Shed the milk programs that impede innovations and growth

It’s time to shed milk pricing regulations, outdated dairy standards of identity, government’s role as the ‘food police’ and manipulation of the milk supply through government policies.
November 12, 2012
As we approach a new year, we have the opportunity to revamp our goals and re-plot our course, combining wisdom from past experiences with hopes and dreams for our future. It’s a time to shed what we’ve learned doesn’t work and to refresh our approach to endeavors ahead.
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Free-standing inserts

Butter, cheese and ice cream star in this week's free-standing inserts

Land O Lakes introduces Saute Express, a new butter product.
November 6, 2012

Land O Lakes introduces a new seasoned butter and olive oil ingredient. The headlines for its new Sauté Express products is "One Step, No Prep."


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Red State, Blue State, Dairy State

Despite partisan differences in America, the job of raising children rises above

Thoughts to ponder on election day.
November 6, 2012

But whether it’s two-parent or single parent homes, we often forget how hard the job of childrearing is, which is why I applaud Ann Romney and Michelle Obama for raising this issue on the national stage. Parenting holds incredibly tough challenges due to vastly changing lifestyles, conflicting priorities and constant scheduling demands. Forget the fountain of youth. The big secret parents are searching for is how to squeeze more time out of each day for their most important concern–namely raising their children.  


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A matter of taste

Predictably, food predictions are right on schedule

Ethnic flavors, spices, portion control and bitter/sour tastes are on the menu.
November 2, 2012

The public relations industry goes into overdrive this year, with press releases about baking, roasting and recipe ideas. Two such releases crossed my desk this week. Sterling-Rice Group of Boulder, Colo., dusted off its crystal ball and made forecasts for 2013. McCormick & Co., Spear, Md., dusted off its cookbooks with recipe ideas for the holidays.


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Free-standing inserts

Kozy Shack seeks a million-dollar pudding recipe; Yoplait expands its pink ribbon campaign

Dairy brands use contests and health claims in this week's free-standing inserts.
October 12, 2012

Kozy Shack seeks recipes using its pudding or flan in a contest and Yoplait kicks off its 'save lids to save lives' campaign in this week's free-standing inserts.


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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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