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November 21, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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  • Study examines trends in retail-space usage
    Know Your Space 2012, the second part of a study by Kantar Retail and Crossmark, shows trends in how retailers are using their space. Among them: Retailers are mixing dry goods across produce, frozen and dairy sections, and they are creating a portfolio of stores to meet differing shopper needs. Progressive Grocer (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health & Nutrition 
  • Survey: Most consumers want calorie counts on the menu
    Some 70% of consumers say it matters to them that calorie counts, sodium content and other nutrition information are included on the menu at chain restaurants, and nearly as many would like to see the information available at all restaurants, according to a Technomic survey. "As a consequence, we expect restaurants will face growing pressure for more comprehensive nutritional disclosure," said study director and Technomic EVP Bob Goldin. (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: 80% will spend same or more for holiday meals
    In a survey, 80% of shoppers said they will spend the same amount as last year or more during the holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. "Shoppers are realistic. They may have bigger expenses, may have less income, but they want the holiday season to be special," said John Ross, president of Inmar Analytics. "Increasingly, they are turning to technology like their mobile phone to help them keep the season bright." Progressive Grocer (11/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Early-bird registration for Sweetener Colloquium ends Dec. 10
    Register by December 10 for the 2013 International Sweetener Colloquium, February 12-15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla., to receive early-bird discounts. Hosted by IDFA and the Sweetener Users Association, the event will cover the sweetener industry's latest challenges and opportunities with presentations from a wide range of speakers. Michael Scuse, undersecretary for farm and foreign agricultural services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has been invited to provide the keynote address. Learn moreLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IDFA seeks topics for 2013 conferences, International Dairy Show
    There's still time to submit suggestions for topics and speakers for IDFA's Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference and Conference on Worker Safety and Environmental Issues. The call for topics will end December 5. The International Dairy Show call for speakers and presentations will open in January 2013LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  World Markets 
  • EU to fund 3-year dairy nutrition promotion
    The European Milk Forum has organized a public-awareness campaign about the nutritional benefits of milk and dairy products that will receive funding from the European Union. The three-year campaign will include TV and print ads and focus on the health benefits of consuming dairy. (France) (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Editor's Note 
  • SmartBrief will not publish Friday
    In observance of Thanksgiving in the U.S., SmartBrief will not be published Friday, Nov. 23. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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