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

Marketers promote cheese for breakfast, lunch and snacks in this week's free-standing inserts

Land O Lakes, Kraft and Bel Brands push cheese; Kozy Shack launches a contest
August 21, 2012

Marketers of cheese, yogurt and pudding press their brands in the free-standing inserts for the week beginning Aug. 19. Among the brands are Yoplait, Kraft, The Laughing Cow, Babybel, Activia and Kozy Shack.

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The first food we all consume

The importance of milk: You can easily take it for granted. But don't

Milk doesn’t always get its just due. It's worth focusing attention on the lifelong benefits derived from milk.
August 20, 2012

Milk is the only beverage that we consider a food, and is so nutritionally important and multi-purpose that it has its own classification on the USDA’S food pyramid. It also represents powerful yet contradictory views, for we perceive it to be old fashioned and modern, local and global, a treat and a necessity and natural and innovative.

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Free-standing inserts

Main St. Cafe touts a 'new smooth' and Frigo has a new look in this week's free-standing inserts

Featured are Gehl Foods, Saputo, Daisy, Dannon and Ken's Foods.
August 13, 2012

Dairy food and beverage marketers promote cultured dairy products and cheese products in this week's free-standing inserts. They tout the protein, calcium and vitamin content of their foods. Featured are Gehl Foods, Saputo, Daisy, Dannon and more.

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The international scene

What does China’s new Food Safety Plan mean to the dairy industry?

Expect dairy producers to move pre-emptively to consolidate their sourcing in an effort to mitigate potential compliance issues.
August 10, 2012

What effect will China's new Food Safety Plan have on the global dairy industry? The Chinese dairy market has been growing at 10% annually, and is expected to continue at similar rates until 2020   So what should one expect? Dairy producers (Nestle is one) are moving to preemptively consolidate their sourcing in an effort to mitigate potential compliance issues.

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Families who dine together . .

The importance of sitting down to dinner as a family is one thing that politicians can agree on

August 9, 2012

The magic that happens over shared meals, or spending time together as a family as much as possible, can help preserve the American family, strengthen all of its members and enrich their lives. I’m sure America’s Republicans and Democrats both agree that more families should be sitting together at dinner.

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Dairy products marketing

Coffee drinks, yogurt star in this week's free-standing inserts from dairy processors

August 8, 2012

International Delight Iced coffee and Baileys Coffee Creamer from HP Hood get the star treatment in this week's free-standing inserts. Meanwhile, General Mills makes a big push with Yoplait, and Dannon promotes a new Greek yogurt SKU.

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Dairy processing news

Dairy processors turn to Facebook, Twitter to share the love this Ice Cream Month

This week in Jim Carper's Dairy Case: Ben & Jerry's, Mars Ice Cream, Dairy Queen and more.
July 27, 2012

July, designated as National Ice Cream Month is winding down, but ice cream processors are still are still busy promoting their treats through social media. Here's a look at the processors, products and people making dairy processing news headlines this week.

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Dairy retailing

Sell more dairy foods with these in-store merchandising concepts

July 27, 2012

Processors can partner with grocery retailers to sell more dairy foods and beverages. The Innovation Center tested five consumer-insight-driven merchandising concepts addressing the breakfast, snacking and dinner eating occasions.


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Free-standing inserts

Dairy processors promote their refreshing nondairy brands in this week's free-standing inserts

July 24, 2012

Kroger's Turkey Hill promotes its iced tea and J&J Snack Foods features Italian ice, fruit bars and new Whole Fruit smoothies. Meanwhile, Kraft Foods takes its Fresh Take to the outdoor grill.

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Free-standing inserts

Dairy processors promote taste, texture in dairy foods in this week's free-standing inserts

July 19, 2012

Yoplait says its Greek yogurt has great taste, and granola adds crunch to creamy Yoplait light yogurt.

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Image Galleries

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. 


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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