Neither droughts nor threatened port closures nor a shaky global economy could deter U.S. dairy ingredient manufacturers. Last year, exports again were 13% of milk production. It’s a fact: the industry keeps getting better at exporting.
March 19, 2013
In the ongoing maturation of the U.S. dairy industry as a global player, we took another step forward in 2012.Read More
The Milk Processor Education Program creates a new ad campaign directed to convince “swing voters” to drink more milk for breakfast.
March 11, 2013
Most people who work in the dairy industry are familiar with the iconic “got milk?” milk mustache campaign, but fewer know that research is the driving force behind MilkPEP’s approach to program activities ranging from targeting to messaging and creative execution. Often, the research conducted to guide our consumer campaign also provides our processors with important and actionable insights that can help guide product development, inform marketing and drive sales.Read More
‘We make perfect ice cream,’ says the owner of Snoqualmie Ice Cream in Washington state. Organic milk and cream, innovative flavor combinations and homegrown herbs and fruits contribute to the products’ popularity.
March 10, 2013
Fans can like the Facebook page of their favorite ice cream brand and Tweet all day long about its flavors. But sometimes, to really understand a company’s mission, you have to meet face-to-face with the owners and watch how they make ice cream.
That’s the approach Snoqualmie Ice Cream owner Barry Bettinger takes with his distributors. He invites them to tour the fully sustainable manufacturing plant in Maltby, Wash., and make ice cream. Once the visitors see the passion of the company’s 12 employees and the integrity in manufacturing a super-premium organic ice cream (19% butterfat and 15% overrun), they “get it,” Bettinger said.Read More
Neal Gottlieb is taking aim at the top national brands of super-premium ice creams. He calls his organic products ‘inconceivably delicious.
March 9, 2013
Cornell University has a world-renown dairy science department. But alumnus Neal Gottlieb, the founder of Three Twins Ice Cream, graduated from the College of Human Ecology with a degree in consumer economics and housing. He did enroll in a milk quality course — for a day. He dropped the class because it conflicted with his rowing schedule. As for Cornell’s famed creamery, Gottlieb admits he was not a huge consumer of its dairy products, but he fondly remembers the 99-cent ice cream sandwiches.Read More
February 5, 2013
The 109th Annual Meeting of Westby Cooperative Creamery recaps a record setting year.Read More
January 18, 2013
The Dairy Queen system, Minneapolis, named Prairie Farms Dairy Supply, St. Louis, its Distributor of the Year. Dairy Queen cited Prairie Farms’ “superior performance of on-time delivery, and warehouse and pricing accuracy.”
Growth of ethnic populations and aging of baby boomers are two factors that are going to affect dairy consumption. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy identified 20 opportunities for brands.
January 17, 2013
The ability to anticipate today the long-term investments needed for tomorrow opens the door for a significant competitive advantage. Now more than ever, ingenuity and smart strategy will be the cornerstone of dairy business growth.Read More
January 4, 2013
Nelson-Jameson Inc., integrated supplier for the food industry, announces warehouse expansion in Wisconsin.Read More
October 26, 2012
Coesia Group has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Oystar North America Inc., a packaging machinery company, from Oystar Group.Read More
The little co-op that can Tillamook County Creamery Association is growing beyond its roots in the Pacific Northwest. Meet the dairy cooperative making award-winning premium cheeses that are among the top-selling brands.
September 10, 2012
Cheesemaking is all about balance and achieving consistency in the finished product. When the cheesemaker is also a dairy cooperative, there are additional and often competing concerns to balance. The farmer members of the co-op want a fair price for their milk, but the processing side doesn’t want to overpay, lest the finished product is too expensive for the market.Read More