Back in July 2018, Dairy Foods ran an online poll asking readers which dairy category they believed was most in need of innovation. When all was said and done, milk rose to the top as the category screaming loudest for attention, with 41% of the votes.
Large signs touting "Toft's 'One Quality'" and "Ohio's Oldest Dairy" greet visitors to Toft Dairy's 74,500-square-foot dairy plant/headquarters facility in Sandusky, Ohio. Those two messages amply describe the family-owned company's heritage.
Sandusky, Ohio, situated on the shores of Lake Erie midway between Cleveland and Toledo, is home to Cedar Point, the renowned amusement park that bills itself as "The Roller Coaster Capital of the World."
It's no secret that the fluid milk category has been struggling at retail for quite some time. However, sales of flavored milk and whole milk actually made some impressive gains in the not-too-distant past.
In recent years, much has been written and said about the need for transparency on the part of food and beverage companies. The more transparent the company, the greater the odds that consumers will trust it, and its brands.
Metal detectors, X-ray systems and other inspection/detection systems play a critical role in helping dairy processors prevent recalls that are tied to foreign materials such as metal and other issues that are not related to pathogens or allergens.
Dairy Foods editors reviewed all the new dairy products published in Dairy Foods magazine and on dairyfoods.com in 2018. From the hundreds of products, our team nominated 30 dairy foods and beverages. Visitors to DairyFoods.com were then asked to vote for their favorites. The results are in.
There's a welcome change in the air for employees of Borden Dairy Co.'s Dallas milk plant. The company's new commitment to being a "people-first" organization means production is secondary to people, explained Chuck Lacy, plant manager.
The past year brought a sea of positive changes to Borden Dairy Co. The Dallas-based company welcomed a new CEO, Tony Sarsam, who boasts more than three decades of experience in the food industry at major companies that include Frito-Lay, Nestlé and PepsiCo, as well as a handful of other key executives.
It's January, for many of us, that means it's time to put away the holiday decorations and make at least a half-hearted attempt to stay true to those New Year's resolutions. For me, it's also time to share a sampling of forecasted 2019 food-and-beverage-related trends that could spell opportunity for the dairy sector.