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December 12, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Dairy industry enhances its products, marketing
    In an effort to reverse a long-term decline in milk sales, dairy processors, producers and retailers are retooling their marketing efforts to better position milk among competitive beverages. The industry is also shifting its marketing to differentiate between "real" milk and milk imitators, which are products made with soy, almonds or rice. The Wall Street Journal (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Tetra Therm Aseptic VTIS: Longer shelf life with less product losses
Extending shelf life without loss is possible. More than 40 dairy processors have done it in North America. A Tetra Therm Aseptic VTIS will give your dairy product the shelf life it needs, and a fresh taste, all while significantly reducing product loss. The secret behind it? More than 50 years of experience to perfect the best technology and a team of over 100 engineers in North America.
  The Market 
  • Report: U.S. restaurants gear up to set sales records
    The U.S. restaurant industry appears poised to grow for the fourth consecutive year and hit a new record in 2013, according to a National Restaurant Association report released Tuesday. The report said restaurant sales could reach $660 billion next year. Bloomberg (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Report outlines shopper-marketing trends
    A study of shopper-marketing trends by Brick Meets Click found that more shoppers are using digital platforms and are willing to share personal data. Looking forward, more digital platforms might aggregate offers and focus on problems important to shoppers, such as health and the environment. Progressive Grocer (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EU studies private-brand dominance
    The European Commission is examining whether private brands violate antitrust rules. A report is expected by late 2013. "[W]e have decided to carry out a detailed study to find out whether European consumers enjoy sufficient choice and innovative products adapted to their needs when buying food," Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said. Reuters (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Plan for 2013 with help of IDFA Online Buyers' Guide
    When planning your dairy company's budget for 2013, be sure to visit the IDFA Online Buyers' Guide. It's a complete directory of dairy-related products and services in one easy-to-navigate website. Locate businesses alphabetically, by category or by custom search and link directly to qualified vendors' websites. With hundreds of listings, the guide makes it easy to find affordable suppliers for your next purchasing decision. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dairy Forum adds Fun Run/Walk to networking activities
    IDFA's 2013 Dairy Forum, January 27-30, will include a new networking activity this year; it's a Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Milk Processor Education Program. Scheduled for 6:00 a.m. on January 30, the MilkPEP Fun Run/Walk will benefit Move For Hunger, a non-profit organization that works to strengthen the efforts of the nation's food banks. Have you registered yet? LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  World Markets 
  • Report: Dairy Crest restructuring undervalued
    U.K. dairy processor Dairy Crest Dairies isn't being given enough credit by investors for its recent restructuring, says a report from stock analysts with Panmure Gordon. The company has cut debt, sharpened efficiency, and sold or consolidated some of its spreads business. The entire effort eventually should give the company the base it needs to make earnings-enhancing acquisitions, the analysts said. (France) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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