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

  Industry News 
 
  • Müller reformulates Fruit Corner product line
    In an effort to grab a bigger share of the U.K. yogurt market, Müller is recreating its Fruit Corner line to make it thicker and creamier. Müller also is creating new packaging for its Corner line of yogurts to provide bigger photos of ingredients and more information on nutrition. The Grocer (U.K.) (11/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • Can quickserves take a bite out of brunch?
    Some quickservice and fast-casual chains including Florida-based Salsa Fiesta aim to boost sales by capitalizing on the growing popularity of brunch. Some industry watchers say launching a brunch menu makes sense as chains aim to add another daypart, but some caution that brunch -- typically a weekend meal that inspires guests to linger -- may not be a good fit for quickservice venues. QSR Magazine (11/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Study links probiotics to belly-fat loss
    A small study in the Journal of Functional Foods found that overweight volunteers who ate a daily serving of yogurt rich in probiotics lost 3% to 4% of their body fat, mostly belly fat. The findings suggest that probiotics-based supplements could inhibit fat absorption and may aid in weight loss, researchers said. Yahoo/Asian News International (11/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends 
  • Pumpkin flavors the season
    Pumpkin is more popular than usual this autumn, with restaurants offering at least 79 kinds of pumpkin-flavored food, up from 37 in 2011. Food with pumpkin or pumpkin-pie flavor includes Pumpkin Cheesecake ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, a Yoplait Light pumpkin-pie yogurt and a pumpkin-spice flavor of Jet-Puffed marshmallows. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Join Wednesday's session on traceability for dairy, deli and bakery
    The dairy, deli and bakery industries are working collaboratively to address product traceability challenges by leveraging GS1 Standards. IDFA invites members to a one-hour session on Nov. 28 to learn about the traceability guidance being developed by the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, IDFA and GS1 U.S. The session is free, but registration is required. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Still time to register for 2012 Dairy Industry Orientation webinar
    If you're new to the dairy industry or want a deeper understanding of industry dynamics, don't miss IDFA's three-part webinar series on Dairy Industry Orientation, Nov. 29, Dec. 4 and Dec. 6, 1-3 p.m. (EST). The webinar will be presented by Bob Yonkers, IDFA vice president and chief economist. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  World Markets 
  • Dairy Crest will produce Frijj in U.K.
    Production of Frijj milkshakes will shift from Spain to the U.K. as a cost-saving measure for its maker, Dairy Crest. Dairy Crest CEO Mark Allen called the product "one of the planks in recovery" for the firm's dairy business, which saw sales slide more than 10% in the six months that ended in September. The Grocer (U.K.) (11/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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