April 12, 2013
For today’s lesson in anthropology, let’s consider the residents of the great state of Maine. The native-born citizens are fiercely proud of their heritage. They refer to themselves as Maineiacs.Read More
As sales of nondairy milks alternatives surge, the milk industry fights back with innovations in single-serve packaging and by positioning chocolate milk as a recovery beverage.
February 12, 2013
The milk industry dodged one bullet this year (thanks to the temporary extension by Congress of the 2008 farm bill, keeping milk prices stable, for now) but the numbers show there’s still a bumpy road ahead.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It’s time to shed milk pricing regulations, outdated dairy standards of identity, government’s role as the ‘food police’ and manipulation of the milk supply through government policies.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
Only 11 dairies in seven states are listed on the Interstate Milk Shippers list as participating in the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shippers’ hazard analysis and critical control points program.
October 17, 2012
Dairy operations, for the past several years, have been encouraged to adopt HACCP by their customers who believed that HACCP is an important part of total quality management.Read More
October 15, 2012
Sales of milk continue to decline, and traditional grocery stores are losing market share. Consumers increasingly are buying milk at club stores and dollar stores, according to an analysis by Prime Consulting Group, Bannockburn, Ill., for Milk Processor Education Program, or MilkPEP, Washington, D.C.Read More
October 11, 2012
California Dairies Inc., Visalia, Calif., appointed David Treiber the senior vice president of fluid business development, reporting to Dave Bush, chief operating officer. Treiber will manage all fluid, condensed and cream sales. He comes from CDI subsidiary Challenge Dairy Products.Read More
Other dairy processors are recognized for their marketing efforts to make milk the beverage of choice for breakfast, at Halloween parties and at sporting events.
September 10, 2012
Anthony Escobar, business manager of Super Store Industries, Lathrop, Calif., is the grand prize winner in MilkPEP’s annual awards program. Escobar demonstrated strong and effective efforts to increase awareness and grow milk sales using MilkPEP programs and resources. His entries showcased multi-faceted programs supported by well-rounded marketing efforts that creatively customized MilkPEP tools to reinforce Super Store Industries’ brand.Read More