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September 26, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Fonterra reduces final payout to farmer shareholders
    Fonterra, based in New Zealand, announced today a 19% decrease in its final payout to farmer shareholders for the 2012 season, and said the final payout would decrease further in 2013. "Global dairy demand held up reasonably well but this ocean of milk obviously impacted on global commodity prices," Fonterra Chairman Henry van der Heyden said in a statement. Reuters (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FrieslandCampina launches organic-milk price model
    FrieslandCampina has introduced a new model for pricing organic milk that will be based on a weighted average of European prices. The new pricing system reflects the growing demand for organic milk among European consumers, the company said. FoodNavigator (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kraft brands sponsor World Food Championships
    The World Food Championships, a cooking competition with $300,000 in prize money, is being sponsored by Kraft brands A.1 Steak Sauce, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard. The event, scheduled for Nov. 1 at Bally's Las Vegas, will have winners in seven categories and a "Final Table" competition judged by celebrity food experts. Progressive Grocer (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • Meet Dunkin' Donuts' mad scientist
    Stan Frankenthaler, a three-time James Beard nominee, is global product innovation chief at Dunkin’ Brands, where his team creates dozens of doughnut and ice-cream varieties each year. Not all are successful, Frankenthaler admits, but that's part of the game. "That's why we have so many choices. Part of new flavors is definitely about reinforcing our position as a leader in the marketplace, and new always drives interest," he says. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • McDonald's moves toward more sustainable food
    McDonald's pays about $2 billion a year in energy bills around the globe, a cost the company aims to cut by finding more sustainable ways to do everything from light the restaurants to source the beef, says sustainability VP Bob Langert. "We want to use our size and influence to work with the industry and NGOs to come up with definitions of sustainable beef." Bloomberg (9/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Eating more dairy doesn't aid weight loss, analysis says
    An analysis of 29 studies found that adding extra servings of dairy products may have had a small, beneficial effect on weight loss in the short term but made no significant difference in weight loss or weight maintenance overall. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Reuters (9/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Best Practices 
  • How to set up a successful B2B Facebook contest
    When developing a Facebook contest as part of your B2B marketing strategy, you should try to make it simple for your followers to participate, Lisa Kalner Williams of Sierra Tierra Marketing writes. Also, instead of offering a generic reward such as an iPad, make the prize something that has to do with your business. "[T]hink along the lines of an extended trial of your software, an hour-long consulting session, or admission to a paid Webinar or two," she advises. (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IDFA News 
  • Get out the vote: IDFA offers free posters and web graphics
    IDFA and its Dairy Counts political involvement campaign are focused on increasing voter turnout in the dairy industry on Election Day, Nov. 6. Simple actions like providing access to voter registration materials and candidate information can have a strong impact on boosting voter turnout. To help, IDFA is offering free posters and website graphics for members to use as easy, cost-effective ways to demonstrate to their employees and communities that voting is important. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  World Markets 
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."
--Corrie ten Boom,
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