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January 9, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • 83-year-old Wis. dairy firm files for bankruptcy
    Wisconsin-based milk-bottling company Golden Guernsey has filed for bankruptcy. "We have to make realistic decisions about our investments, and the reality is that the Golden Guernsey business was unable to achieve financial autonomy given the pressure to lower prices and seemingly nonnegotiable operating expenses," said Andrew Nikou, the CEO of OpenGate, the private-equity firm that owns the company. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model) (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chobani sees continued growth, new products
    Chobani has become a leading brand of yogurt nationwide in just five years, and Chobani Vice President Kyle O'Brien says the company continues to roll out new products. Among them is Chobani Flip, which will hit stores this week in Charlotte, N.C., where Chobani's global sales office is headquartered. WCNC-TV (Charlotte, N.C.) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Starbucks begins sampling, sharing program for Blonde Roasts
    Starbucks is promoting its relatively new Blonde Roast and brand-new Vanilla Blonde though a massive sampling campaign at 8,000 food, drug and grocery outlets. The coffee giant will also send mobile cafes on the road to six cities, and nationally, it will launch a campaign that allows consumers to earn a free cup of Blonde Roast by electronically sharing a gift card with a friend. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Yogurt with omega-3 is linked to heart health
    In a study published in Clinical Nutrition, participants who ate yogurt enriched with omega-3 daily for 10 weeks saw improvement in cholesterol and triglycerides. "This could be good news for individuals looking for an alternative to taking a supplement every day," said Harry Rice of the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s. (France) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sweetened drinks may raise depression risk, study finds
    Older adults who consumed at least four servings of artificially sweetened soda, fruit punch or iced tea every day had a higher risk of being diagnosed with depression in the next decade, according to a study of more than 260,000 adults ages 50 to 71 in the U.S. Regular sugar-sweetened soda drinkers also had an increased depression risk, but the link was weaker than the one between artificially sweetened drinks and depression. The study will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. HealthDay News (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dairy alternatives move beyond soy
    Dairy-alternative products represented 5% of dairy launches in 2012, with soy the primary or secondary ingredient in 78% of them, according to Innova Market Insights. However, interest is growing in dairy alternatives made with ingredients including almonds, rice, oats, barley, hazelnuts and walnuts. (free registration) (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Uncommon blends, bold tastes: Flavor trends in 2013
    New York-based Comax Flavors is predicting the new year will see bold new flavors and combinations that mix unlikely tastes. The company predicts flavors like pepper apple bacon, black Russian cappuccino, pink cherry marshmallow and peach basil black tea will be popular among consumers. FoodNavigator (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Expert on Asia to reveal keys to market access at Dairy Forum
    Joe Studwell, journalist and author of bestselling books on Asia, will debunk popular myths about doing business in China and review Asian business practices at Dairy Forum on Jan. 29. An expert on China and the Asian marketplace, Studwell has received high praise from leading business publications for his book "Asian Godfathers: Money and Power in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia." Have you registered yet?  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ice Cream Tech to feature Chocolate Academy, Mystery Basket
    IDFA is adding new hands-on sessions – including the Chocolate Academy and a Mystery Basket Challenge – to the Ice Cream Technology Conference, March 12-13 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The academy’s featured speaker is Master Chef Laurent Besin. Challenge teams will use mystery basket contents and ingredients from an Inspiration Buffet to develop a prototype ice cream product. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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