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November 14, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Danone may take bigger share of Yakult
    Danone is reportedly in negotiations to take a larger share of Japanese drink maker Yakult. Danone has had partial ownership of Yakult since 2000, but various strategic agreements have placed a cap on Danone's share size. Reuters (11/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • McDonald's adjusts to "new normal" economy
    The tougher economic times brought on by the 2008 downturn have gone on longer than many expected, creating a "new normal" economy that will require McDonald's to strike a better balance between value-priced and premium offerings, CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Healthier consumers snack more often, study finds
    People who eat the healthiest diets snack twice as often as those who consume less-healthy diets and eat 36% more snack meals annually, according to NPD Group. "We are no longer as averse to snacking as we used to be -- instead, snacking may be viewed as one way to improve healthy eating habits," said analyst Darren Seifer. (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Dairy can help prevent broken hips
    Consumers over the age of 50 can prevent hip fractures by consuming more dairy, a new study has found. A study of people in The Netherlands, Sweden and France found that increasing dairy intake lowered the risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures. NutraIngredients (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Voluntary guidelines address digital couponing
    The Joint Industry Coupon Committee has released voluntary guidelines for digital-coupon use, aimed at improving consumer and retail experiences and reducing fraud. "Digital coupons add a welcomed high-tech layer of ease to the couponing adventure, but also introduce new possibilities of fraud that this set of guidelines seeks to address, keeping coupon use fair and simple for all consumers," FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin said. Supermarket News (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Brands' studies of millennials reveal hidden habits
    Campbell marketers are studying millennial-generation consumers close up, by hanging out with them in "hipster hubs" such as New York, Boston and London. Campbell says that members of the generation "go through life sampling." Frito-Lay, which conducted its own studies, says millennials look for the extraordinary. At stake is the $65 billion the 18-to-34 year old group is expected to spend on consumer-packaged good in the next 10 years. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (11/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GMO labeling effort turns to federal level
    Backers of the failed "Just Label It" campaign in California are now turning their efforts toward getting a national GMO labeling requirement in place. The California measure was defeated after Monsanto, DuPont and other companies spent $45 million on ads saying it would raise food prices. Forbes (11/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Join info session on traceability for dairy, deli and bakery
    The dairy, deli and bakery industries are working collaboratively to address product traceability challenges by leveraging GS1 Standards. IDFA invites members to a one-hour session on Nov. 28 to learn about the traceability guidance being developed by the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, IDFA and GS1 U.S. The session is free, but registration is required.  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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