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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.
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.
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.
Yoplait says its Greek yogurt has great taste, and granola adds crunch to creamy Yoplait light yogurt.
The Dairy Research Institute challenged college students nationwide to develop a dairy-based beverage that provides tangible innovation opportunities for the dairy industry and aligns with beverage growth areas. The top three teams were honored at the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Annual meeting in Phoenix.
Tillamook County, Ore., the so-called "land of cheese, trees and ocean breeze" is a magical place, a bit of Brigadoon in the Pacific Northwest, if you will (although you don't have to wait every 100 years to visit the place). I waited 56 years to make my first visit, and was instantly smitten by the region's beauty and the citizenry's friendliness.
Dairy-related free-standing insert activity was light this week. Dairy processor Saputo offers a trial membership at Curves, while General Mills promotes its Yoplait yogurt brand.
Before Facebook and Twitter, consumers used good old word-of-mouth to tell their friends about good (or bad) experinces and products. Now, brands not only foster relationships with consumers by inviting candid feedback, but also encourage consumer-to-consumer conversation beyond their control. Mentions of products can be “hashtagged” and tracked across social media networks. These new outlets helped transform a once informal marketing tactic into a measurable campaign form. Here’s how it works.
Jim Carper's Dairy Case blog reviews this week's dairy news headlines, including: dairy processor Grassland plans to double the capacity of its milk plant; Hamdi Ulukaya, head of yogurt maker Chobani, receives an award; Coke is going to distribute dairy beverage Core Power, a popular recovery drink for athletes; the Dairy Council of California promotes the health and nutrition benefits of milk.
The Kemps ice cream plant in Rochester, Minn., prepares 52 different ice cream mixes, runs multiple filling lines and makes an estimated 900 products for its own brand, co-pack and private label partners, and foodservice accounts. And it does this all day long, every day of the week.
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On-Demand The final industry-developed voluntary enhanced traceability guidelines will be released in the coming weeks. These guidelines have been designed to proactively meet pending traceability requirements under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) as well as address more comprehensive traceability needs from dairy buyers. Is your company prepared to address FSMA, meet buyer needs and start incorporating these guidelines into your business model?
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