Stay current with news and opinions about the dairy processing industry. The weekly free-standing insert report tracks dairy promotional activities. Editor in chief Jim Carper recaps the people, products and companies making news each week. Guest bloggers share their opinions.
We are growing demand for coconut water. The ultimate goal is to capture all the water that is out there.
June 11, 2013
Coconut water: Is it just a fad or is it a sustainable ingredient? It’s currently in vogue but I believe that the industry can make this product as much a staple as jeans are to fashion. I will make the case that coconut water is here to stay.
There are five fundamental trends that can reshape corporate success and sustainable profit growth. They are: Speed, Age, Glocal, Uncertainty and Innovation. It is clear to me that they are interrelated and must be taken as a whole to sustain profitable growth in this new age.
I’ve noticed five underlying trends that are reshaping ‘reality’ for all businesses and are critical to our ability to sustain profitability and growth. Recognizing them gives us the capability to use them—now and when those proverbial opportunities present themselves. They are as follows:
Labels offer a wealth of untapped potential for manufacturers. In PMMI’s 2012 Trends in Labeling market research study, manufacturers from a variety of industries, including dairy, discussed some of the opportunities and challenges encountered when looking for innovative branding solutions.
A new survey by iRely shows that most companies are still unaware of how the changes will affect them
May 8, 2013
Most process manufacturing organizations are unaware or uncertain at how the stricter regulations will affect their production processes. This is the finding of a new study of food and beverage manufacturing professionals across the county. Conducted by iRely, a leading provider of process manufacturing and commodity trading software, survey data confirms that while food & beverage manufacturing leaders are mostly aware of the new requirements, they are still getting up to speed with the necessary changes.
Millennials and the baby boomers are strongly bound together by the demographic trends they've fueled, starting with smaller households as Millennials postpone marriage and/or childbearing and Boomers divorce at an ever-growing rate.
What do botox and tattoos have to do with marketing and packaging of dairy foods and beverages? At first glance, not much. But stick with this essay about the baby boomers and their children, and the connection becomes clear.