The dairy industry should reflect on how alternative dairy products have reached consumers in order to respond properly, according to a Rabobank report. "While it's not essential to diversify into dairy alternatives, it would be wise for the dairy industry to at least learn one thing from the success of dairy alternatives, which may be putting the consumer first and trading in the old grass-to-glass model for glass-to-grass," said Tom Bailey, RaboResearch senior dairy analyst.
Smaller brands have gained momentum in the dairy industry, as only 20% of dairy spending was on global brands in 2017, according to a recent Kantar Worldpanel report. Once again Danone was ranked the 20th overall global brand, and Yakult held steady at 48.
Breyers will add a new label to its ice cream this summer that claims the use of 100% grade A milk and cream in the products. In addition, Breyers will contribute to a Dairy Farmers of America fund to support dairy farm sustainability.
Subway makes domestic closing and relocation decisions on a case-by-case basis and it's focusing major expansion efforts in markets such as China where it sees pent-up demand, said James Walker, the brand's vice president of development. The chain will also focus growth efforts on Europe, South Korea, India and Saudi Arabia, he said.
Starbucks will close its US stores for racial bias training on Tuesday afternoon, with a program that will include guidebooks and video content featuring CEO Kevin Johnson and rapper Common. Employees will be paid for their time, but the training isn't mandatory.
Obese children who consume two servings or more of cow's milk each day have a greater chance of having lower fasting insulin, according to a UTHealth study. The lesson for parents is "not to be scared of milk, or to limit its consumption, and to encourage children of all ages to keep drinking it freely," said Mona Eissa, a professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
The retirement of Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison topped the list of SmartBrief food and beverage stories this week, with news about Campbell's portfolio review also ranking high with readers. Stories about B&G Foods, Amazon and new product releases also ranked among the most-read topics.
Nestle is merging its two research and development units to expedite bringing new products to market. The Nestle Institute of Health Sciences and Nestle Research Center will combine as of July 1 and will be known as Nestle Research.
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