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January 4, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Morningstar sale to Saputo is complete
    Morningstar is now part of Saputo following completion of the previously announced sale. Dean Foods will receive about $887 million after taxes and expenses, and its WhiteWave subsidiary will receive $60 million in exchange for terminating an option to buy part of a Morningstar facility. American City Business Journals/Dallas (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • TruMoo added to children's menu at Wendy's restaurants
    TruMoo chocolate milk is being offered with children's meals at Wendy's restaurants, the quickservice chain announced Wednesday. "We're lowering our Kids' Meal price and offering more choices for side options." said Craig Bahner, Wendy's chief marketing officer. (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Poll: Most in U.S. are against restricting, taxing unhealthy foods
    About one-third of about 1,000 people who responded to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research said the federal government should be deeply involved in reducing obesity rates, while about the same percentage said it should have little or no role. Three-quarters of respondents were against restricting purchases of unhealthy foods and about 60% opposed taxing them, but 8 in 10 supported requiring more physical activity in schools or offering nutrition guidelines to consumers. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New vending technology allows for customer interaction
    With technology from Intel, vending machines can now incorporate touch-screen technology, handle coupons, and recognize facial features and gestures. Coca-Cola's Intelligent Vending Machine includes games, facial recognition and social media integration. PepsiCo's Interactive Vending Machine displays games and nutrition information on its interactive screen, and lets users send drinks and messages to friends. Vending Times (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • How companies can take advantage of the farm-to-fork trend
    Brands that successfully market their products as farm-to-fork use their packaging to tell stories and boast about their ingredients, Nancy Brown writes. Häagen-Daz' Five ice cream line, for instance, lists all five of its natural ingredients on the package. "Consumers seem to be willing to pay a bit more for the quality aspect of farm-to-fork offerings, and the upscale design of these products reflects this," Brown writes. Packaging World magazine (1/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IDFA News 
  • Check out 2013 conferences, symposiums, training sessions
    IDFA's lineup of conferences, symposiums and training sessions for 2013 covers a variety of trends and topics of interest to all dairy industry professionals. Starting this month with Dairy Forum in Orlando, going through June with Washington Conference, and ending with the International Dairy Show in November, this year will be full of opportunities participate in dynamic discussions, hear from industry experts, develop valuable skills and network with industry peers. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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