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October 5, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • More mergers not in Arla Foods' future, expert says
    Arla Foods probably won't seek more mergers with European dairy companies in the near future, but could look to consolidate with smaller firms further down the road, says Julian Wild, a corporate finance lawyer. Arla recently merged with German processor Milch-Union Hocheifel and U.K.-based Milk Link. (France) (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Splitting Kraft left Irene Rosenfeld with a smaller empire
    Mondelez Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld describes in this interview the daunting task of separating 95,000 trademarked names for a Kraft restructured into Mondelez International and Kraft Foods Group. In orchestrating the amicable split, Rosenfeld decreased her standing as one of the world's most powerful female executives. "As a woman, I don't have to tell you size is not everything. So many of of my male colleagues have been so bothered about 'How could you make your empire smaller, not larger?' But we saw the opportunity to create two great companies from the beginnings of one." Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Tharp & Young On Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology
Companion to Tharp & Young on Ice Cream Technical Short Course, Workshops and Clinics, November 28-30, 2012. Save the dates. Course registration/book discounts, more at; View Invitation to Attend. View Course Scenes. View Book
  The Market 
  • Pumpkin latte shortage spooks Starbucks fans
    Several Starbucks locations are unable to serve the Pumpkin Spice Lattes offered for a limited time each autumn because increased demand has led to a shortage of the distinctive flavoring. "They go crazy," said Manhattan barista Cynthia Smalls of customer reaction. "The day we first found out we had a shortage, forget it." The Wall Street Journal (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Is McDonald's brewing up a retail coffee brand?
    McDonald's filed for U.S. trademark registration last month to protect the brand's name on ground and whole-bean coffee, spurring speculation that the chain may launch a branded coffee for retail sale. Coffee accounted for at least $2.1 billion of the chain's sales last year, and a 2011 study showed stronger loyalty to the brand's brew than Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts, both of which sell their beans and ground coffee by the pound. (10/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Innovate and Grow Your Business
Innovation doesn't have to be expensive, time-consuming, or even all that difficult. Award-winning trend expert Scott Steinberg shares 4 inspiring stories of innovation from the smallest startups up to household brand names to demonstrate how your business can learn and grow. Read the guide
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Study: Milk protein may protect against colon cancer
    The growth rate of colon cancer cells is slowed by a protein in milk, according to a new study from University of Lund, Sweden. The study focused on the protein lactoferricin4-14, or Lfcin4-14. "Our data suggest that the effects of Lfcin4-14 in prolonging the cell cycle may contribute to the cancer preventive effect of milk," said researcher Stina Oredsson. (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Overall cheese production increased in U.S. in August
    Overall cheese production in the U.S. increased 2.6% in August from the same time last year. Wisconsin cheese production is up nearly 8%, with cheddar cheese up 5.5% in August over last year. California cheese production, however, was down 4% from last year. Brownfield (10/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey shows growing interest in natural and organic food
    In a Whole Foods Market survey, 71% of consumers said they prefer natural and organic food, and 73% said they don't want to compromise on food quality. "We see that Americans from all demographics are seeking more natural and organic foods, especially if the price is right," President and Chief Operating Officer A.C. Gallo said. Progressive Grocer (10/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Labeling webinar to feature food litigation expert, class-action news
    Do you know the latest news on regulatory enforcement, litigation and consumer class-action lawsuits involving food labeling? You will when you participate in IDFA's webinar series on Dairy Product Labeling, Oct. 23-25. Elizabeth Fawell, from Hogan Lovells US LLP, will discuss current regulatory enforcement and provide an update on consumer class-action litigation involving food marketing and advertising. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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