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.
A matter of taste

Predictably, food predictions are right on schedule

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

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.

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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A better way to analyze milk routes

We looked at the manifest detail for each route and took into account truck input costs. Now we haul milk more efficiently and pay haulers more equitably.
Trucks hauling milk from Associated Milk Producers Inc. member farms to manufacturing plants will log 44,000 miles in 24 hours — or the distance to travel roundtrip from Anchorage, Alaska, to Key West, Fla. — four times.
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Free-standing inserts

Frigo says 'cheese wisely' in this weeks FSIs

Frigo, Carnation, Knorr and other brands show recipe ideas using dairy foods and beverages.

Saputo's Frigo CheeseHeads string cheese brand builds a promotion around the election season. Other dairy marketers offer their foods as recipe ingredients.


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Free-standing inserts

ConAgra promotes new yogurt, new cream pies in this week's FSIs

ConAgra, Sargento and others feature cream pies, Greek frozen yogurt, string cheese and more in free-standing inserts.

Consumer packaged goods giant ConAgra continues to innovate with dairy foods and beverages. In the free-standing inserts for the week beginning Sept. 23, the CPG's Marie Callender's and Healthy Choice brands promoted new products.


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Another point of view

Aseptic packaging won't save fluid milk

The author offers an opposing point of view to the merits of fluid milk in aseptic packages.

The worst thing that could ever happen to fluid milk is to use aseptic packaging because the dairy industry would lose those great big electronic display cases that now adorn over 10,000 Class A grocery stores in the United States.


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Free-standing inserts

Kraft gets krazy with silly spellingz in its FSI for Jell-O puddings

Pudding made with milk, flavored cheese and protein-enriched yogurt star in the free-standing inserts this week.

Kraft takes two free-standing inserts (for Jell-O pudding and FreshTake cheese-breadcrumbs-spices kits), while Dannon promotes a new Activia yogurt and Land O Lakes introduces a four-cheese Italian blend.


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Dairy research

The National Dairy Foods Research Centers program celebrates 25 years of research, education and innovation

The resources offered by the program have played a valuable role for industry by bringing product innovation, technical experts and relevant research to the attention of dairy companies.

Quality and performance improvements in dairy ingredients as well as the discovery of new uses and product applications often started with the work at the Dairy Research Centers. 


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Free-standing inserts

Dean, Yoplait, Baskin-Robbins introduce new dairy foods in this week's FSIs

Dean's sour cream, Yoplait's 100-calorie Greek yogurt and Baskin-Robbins' ice cream nachos make their debut.

Sour cream, Greek yogurt and soft-serve ice cream are the new dairy foods starring in this week's free-standing inserts.
 


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Inspiration

The business world needs more Olympic visionaries

If we are to work our way out of this global slump, it will take Olympic-like efforts from more of the same types of visionaries around the world.

Also going for the gold, albeit of a different kind, are visionary leaders in the business world, who have been showing that same kind of dedication, drive and pioneering bent as these athletes—which all adds up to its own type of game-changing Olympic spirit.  


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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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!

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