January 31, 2013
Hershey’s adds a single-serve Special Dark chocolate milkshake to its line of refrigerated products.Read More
Next year’s plan continues this year’s themes: serve milk at breakfast and drink chocolate milk after working out.
December 11, 2012
In 2013, MilkPEP will build upon the momentum created in 2012 with the introduction of our multiyear marketing strategy centered around two prime occasions for milk consumption: breakfast at home and post-workout recovery for athletes. The continuation of our long-term occasion-based approach will generate excitement for milk, drive volume and value, and maximize continuity, with the ultimate goal of changing consumer behavior.Read More
November 27, 2012
Trader’s Point Creamery introduces grab-and-go yogurts and milk shots in recyclable glass containers.Read More
It’s time to shed milk pricing regulations, outdated dairy standards of identity, government’s role as the ‘food police’ and manipulation of the milk supply through government policies.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.Read More
Dairy processors are cleaning up on sales of natural cheese. Or, they need to mop up the steady trickle of losses in the fluid milk category.
November 12, 2012
How’s the dairy foods business? Which one? If you sell natural cheese or Greek yogurt, then the answer is: Great. If you bottle milk or package ice cream, then the answer might be: Things could be better.Read More
Fluid milk processors develop specialized milk for niche markets. By adding vitamins, flavors, fiber and extra calcium, milk brands appeal to various health needs of consumers.
November 12, 2012
How do processors create value in a commodity item like milk? They add flavors and functional ingredients, make it more portable and seek new channels of distribution.Read More
Milk has 9 essential nutrients, but not everyone knows
October 18, 2012
Milk has nine essential nutrients, but not everyone knows that. It's time to bust the myths associated with milk, including the one saying whole milk is the only milk containing vitamin D.Read More
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.
October 10, 2012
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.Read More
The most popular ingredients used to fortify milk-based beverages are probiotics/prebiotics, plant sterols and calcium.
October 9, 2012
Start with something healthy, and then make it better. That’s the basic recipe for creating a value-added milk-based beverage. Traditionally, the three largest and most active claims about dairy beverages regarded digestive/gut health, heart/cardiovascular health and bone health. But, in recent years, the market has seen many novel dairy beverages that tout energy, immune health, weight control, satiety, anti-aging, skin health, beauty, eye health, joint health, mental acuity and concentration.Read More
August 13, 2012
Milk consumption by low-income consumers in developing markets is forecast to increase 10 billion liters by 2014. As their wages increase, so will their spending on dairy beverages and other foods.Read More