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March 1, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • U.S. distribution grows for Muller yogurt
    Muller yogurt will be introduced in more U.S. cities, and a production facility in Batavia, N.Y., could open by summer, said a spokesman for Muller Quaker Dairy, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Theo Muller Group. Muller has launched Muller Corner, Muller FruitUp and Muller Greek Corner in the U.S. FoodNavigator (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  The Market 
  • Financial stress sends more consumers to dollar stores
    Family Dollar stores see more emphasis on consumables such as food and cleaning products among their typically low-income or financially stressed patrons, says Chief Financial Officer Mary Winston. Dollar Tree and Family Dollar both grew last year, with Family Dollar opening 475 stores in 2012 and planning 500 more this year. CNBC/Consumer Nation blog (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Study links improved academics, breakfast at school
    A report created for Share Our Strength showed that eating breakfast at school was associated with higher scores on math tests and greater school attendance per year compared with students who went without breakfast. The improvements in academic performance suggest that children who eat breakfast at school would be 20% more likely to finish high school, researchers said. The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends 
  • Marketers greenlight black packaging
    Black packaging is gaining prominence as marketers choose it for launches including a Haagen-Dazs gelato line and Beck's Sapphire beer, by Anheuser-Busch InBev. "The use of black has really exploded," said Mike Cecil, senior brand manager of Henkel's Renuzit, which introduced black-packaged air freshener. The Wall Street Journal (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report notes opportunities in online grocery shopping
    According to a Hartman Group report, 18% of households purchased groceries online in the past three months, and the market could pass $15 billion this year. To attract shoppers, online grocers must help customers navigate online and break an entrenched attachment to bricks-and-mortar shopping, the report says. FoodNavigator (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research highlights growing role of snacks
    Snacks, which occupy a growing place in the American diet, tend to be divided into the categories of healthy and indulgent, researcher Global Industry Analysts says. Almonds, and nuts in general, are becoming a popular ingredient in snacks because they are nutritious and filling. Food Processing (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  IDFA News 
  • Exciting new sessions on tap for Ice Cream Tech Conference
    IDFA Vice President Cary Frye says this year's Ice Cream Technology Conference attendees will "find some very exciting sessions that are new this year," including developing an innovative ice cream flavor from a mystery basket full of ingredients. Market trends and technical issues are also on the agenda. There's still time to register for the conference, March 12-13, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  World Markets 
  • Fonterra facility in New Zealand will process UHT milk
    Fonterra plans to invest $82.4 million in a facility in New Zealand that will process ultra-high temperature milk, a product in demand in Asia. "Products from the new plant will be bound for Asia markets and that will allow us to concentrate all our domestic UHT production -- including Fonterra Milk for Schools -- at Takanini in Auckland," Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings said. Food Business Review (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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--Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
Scottish-born writer


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