In my December column, I pointed to two areas of particular consumer interest, products that boost immune health and products that target the microbiome, that will spell innovation opportunity for dairy processors in 2021. Those areas of interest are huge, but they are not the only trends that bode well for dairy in the New Year.
Influx of creative dairy snacking startups inspires CMAB to add $350,000 in additional awards and create the ‘Sweet & Savory 16’ runoff in VentureFuel-run innovation competition.
October 7, 2020
The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), Tracy, Calif., said it doubled the number of semi-finalists and added more than $350,000 in additional awards to the Real California Milk Snackcelerator, its dairy product innovation competition.
The CDIC will feed dairy innovation efforts for the state with collaborations between California dairy producers, processors and universities.
October 5, 2020
The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), the marketing order representing California dairy producers, announced the development of the California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC), a collaborative effort to further product-oriented innovation and enhance productivity for California dairy.
The alliance is a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association.
September 14, 2020
The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA), a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Madison, Wis.-based Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), announced the 13 companies and cooperatives that, via a competitive review process, were selected to receive grants totaling $230,000.
Dairy scientists bring cheesy burrito, frozen drink with cream to reality.
July 14, 2020
Thanks to dairy checkoff support, Taco Bell recently unveiled the Grilled Cheese Burrito, its cheesiest new offering of the year, and the Pineapple Whip Freeze beverage, which contains real dairy, said Rosemont, Ill.-based Dairy Management Inc. (DMI).
When it comes to foods that pregnant women crave, ice cream certainly ranks among the top 10. And now pregnant women across the United States can satisfy their cravings with an ice cream product that's actually endorsed by pregnancy experts.
The series, Dairy Innovator Dialogues, features leading dairy executives talking about innovation, sustainability and giving back to the community.
March 24, 2020
Today’s dairy leaders are redefining what it means to be sustainable businesses by elevating good business practices, developing and implementing transportation and logistics solutions, ensuring the highest standards for animal welfare, and committing to and achieving environmental stewardship throughout their supply chains.
The company also said its Light & Fit Greek yogurt earned the top spot as the best-selling yogurt innovation launched between 2010 and 2019.
December 13, 2019
During the course of the past decade, the American yogurt category has grown to approximately $8 billion. Danone North America, White Plains, N.Y., said it conducted a review of total dollar sales for all of the innovations launched across the entire yogurt category between 2010 and 2019, and its Light & Fit Greek yogurt earned the top spot as the best-selling yogurt innovation of the decade (factoring in both dairy- and plant-based innovations).