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May 11, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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  • Costco seeks digital boost
    Costco Wholesale plans to add mobile applications and improve its ranking in online searches. About half of the warehouse club's 23 million members receive e-mail alerts through, but few know they can buy items online, including ones not available in store. The Seattle Times (5/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Analyst sees continued growth for Whole Foods
    Colin Guheen of Cowen & Co. was recognized by The Wall Street Journal as a top analyst for food and drug retail, largely for championing Whole Foods Market when others said people would turn away from its expensive products. Guheen said Whole Foods, with a 38% return in 2011, is poised for even more growth, as people become more interested in sustainable and healthy food. The Wall Street Journal (5/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • 24% of consumers want more data on food labels, survey finds
    A survey by the International Food Information Council found that 24% of Americans want more nutrition information on food labels, up from 18% in 2010. "We see people wanting to know more about nutrition, and we saw a big jump in people who want to know more about food safety," said Senior Director Lindsey Loving. Bloomberg (5/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kraft seeks next generation of Vegemite eaters
    Kraft acquired Vegemite in 1926, and the company is trying to reverse flat sales of the pungent yeast extract in Australia, where it is a cultural touchstone but not particularly beloved for its taste. It introduced a milder spread called My First Vegemite for infants, but pulled it after an unsuccessful year. Kraft has also tried mixing the product with cream cheese. The Wall Street Journal (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Best Practices 
  • Develop an SEO strategy that will work for your business
    There are two types of search-engine optimization: On-site SEO and off-site SEO, Tom Demers writes. On-site SEO involves tweaking your own page, while off-site SEO involves strategies such as guest blogging. While developing your SEO strategy, you should consider factors such as the size of your site, he advises. Small Business Trends (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Food Safety 
  • Petition criticizes FDA nanotechnology plan
    A petition signed by Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety and other groups criticizes as "marginal progress" the FDA's draft proposal calling for voluntary regulation of food-maker use of nanotechnology. The group believes the rules should be mandatory, and said in the petition, "nanomaterials in sunscreens, cosmetics, foods and food contact substances are unlabelled and largely untested for their human health effects." FoodNavigator (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Engles of Dean Foods opposes milk supply limits
    Gregg Engles, chairman and CEO of Dean Foods, told CNBC that supply management is the wrong answer for the American farm community "because we're very competitive globally in dairy" and for consumers "because it ultimately leads to higher prices." He posed a question for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about whether the United States should move to a more market-oriented system of pricing or step toward policies limiting supply that other countries are walking away from. Listen to Engles interview and Vilsack's response. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO to co-locate in 2013
    IDFA and the Food Processing Suppliers Association announced Monday that they have signed an agreement to co-locate the International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO in Chicago, beginning in 2013. The two shows will take place Nov. 3-6, 2013, bringing together over 800 exhibitors and 15,000 industry professionals in the North and South Halls of McCormick Place. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Nestle to provide dairy training in Morocco
    Nestle said it will invest about $5.74 million over the next three years for dairy farmer training in Morocco, with the goal of boosting milk production 10% by 2014. "Our investment aims to encourage the growth of the dairy sector and help us to continue to deepen our engagement with farmers and their communities," said Nestlé Morocco CEO David Saudan. Food Business Review (5/9), (France) (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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