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January 23, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Why Wis. cheese-makers are watching milk prices in Calif.
    Sales of Wisconsin cheese could increase by $200 million if California increases the price of milk to make cheese, according to David Fuhrmann, CEO and president of Foremost Farms, Wisconsin's largest cheese-maker. California cheese-makers currently pay less than Wisconsin cheese-makers do for milk, creating an uneven playing field, observers say. The Wisconsin cheese market is valued at about $5 billion. Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wis.) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • Restaurants look to smaller spaces for growth
    Tighter post-recession lending rules and rising labor costs as the Affordable Healthcare Act takes effect have some restaurant chains trying out smaller spaces. Chains including Burger King, Pizza Hut and Philly Pretzel Factory are seeing success with smaller units and kiosks that appeal to franchisees because they cost less to open and require fewer workers than full-line restaurants. The Wall Street Journal (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Study: More time at the table helps children weigh less
    Children who eat with their families for at least 20 minutes four times a week have lower body weight than those who stay at the table for only 15 to 17 minutes, according to a study in Economics and Human Biology. The results suggest communication and scheduled meal times play key roles in children's weight, researchers said. (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Drinkable oats, coffeefruit among trends to watch
    Ken Sadowsky, known for successful investments in the beverage industry, named five trends to watch for this year. His list includes drinkable oats, textured drinks, coffeefruit, fruit juice made with high-pressure pasteurization and drinks sweetened with xylitol. Forbes (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Food Safety 
  IDFA News 
  • Dairy Forum: Protecting dairy in the world of social media
    News reports about poisons, pathogens and hard-to-pronounce ingredients in food products can scare consumers and hurt business. At Dairy Forum, Jan. 27-30 in Orlando, you'll hear how the next viral “yuck factor” could affect your company's reputation, operations and bottom line and learn how to mitigate the damage. Have you registered yet? LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Registration opens for Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop
    The IDFA Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop, presented by Herbein + Company, is designed for dairy accountants and financial managers who want to further their careers by improving the corporate bottom line. The workshop is scheduled for May 14-15 at the Hyatt Rosemont in Rosemont, Ill. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  World Markets 
  • Danone sees potential for growth in Ukraine
    Danone will invest $40 million in its plants in Ukraine, where the dairy market has "huge" growth potential, according to Dario Marchetti, general manager of Danone Ukraine. "The funds will be mainly used to improve quality and introduce new products," Marchetti said. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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