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November 7, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Emerging markets are sweet for Nestle
    Emerging markets, which currently account for about 40% of Nestle sales, will be responsible for 50% of Nestle sales by the end of the decade, said Nandu Nandkishore, zone director for Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Middle East. “In emerging markets, whether it be China, India or the Middle East or Africa, the driver of growth is GDP and growing access to income,” he said. The Hindu Business Line (India)/Press Trust of India (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Competition not hurting Greek Gods brand, firm says
    The crowded Greek yogurt market so far hasn't harmed sales of Greek Gods yogurt, says an official at Hain USA, which markets the brand. John Carroll, president of Hain USA, told analysts that the Greek Gods brand, which is sold in 24-oz. containers and is a higher-fat type of yogurt, so far has been shielded from pricing pressures affecting lower-fat, 6-oz. versions. FoodNavigator (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • New Smoothie King CEO maps growth plans
    South Korean Smoothie King franchisee Wan Kim raised $58 million from investors after buying the 40-year-old New Orleans-based chain in July, and as CEO he has big plans for using the money to grow market share. The chain's game plan includes focusing growth in warm-weather markets, adding food to the menu and opening 200 corporate stores and 800 new U.S. franchises in the next five years. Forbes (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Child milk drinkers grow up stronger, study says
    Drinking milk in childhood can help people walk faster and have an easier time with balance as they age, a new U.K. study found. A study from Bristol University found that elderly people who regularly ate dairy foods and drank milk as children could walk 5% faster than those who did not and had 25% fewer balance problems. The Daily Mail (London) (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Store brands are no longer considered second best
    With surveys showing that 93% of consumers had changed their shopping habits during the economic downturn, many shoppers no longer consider store brands a compromise. Products in private labels including Target's Archer Farms and Whole Foods Market's 365 Everyday score well in blind taste tests and are gaining market share. (11/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Picasso-inspired design takes top packaging prize
    An abstract, Picasso-inspired designed milk carton took the grand prize in a packaging contest called "Project Carton." Fashion Institute of Technology junior Jennifer Ahern won with her blue-and-white swirled-text carton. "I was inspired by the edgy drawings of Picasso and I wanted to design something that the customer would be attracted to," Ahern said. Memphis-based Evergreen Packaging sponsored the student competition. (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Best Practices 
  • Food labeling errors call for more prevention, experts say
    Labeling errors are the No. 1 reason for food recalls in North America, and experts at the 2012 Pack Expo in Chicago said food processors should use a risk assessment program such as the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points program to prevent mistakes on high-speed packaging lines, rather than trying to catch problems after the fact. "Controls need to be in place at the packaging manufacturer and the food processor to prevent human errors and mistakes," said ConAgra Foods food safety and quality auditing principal Debra Krug-Reyes. Packaging World online (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Plan next year's budget with help of IDFA Online Buyers' Guide
    When planning your dairy company's budget for 2013, be sure to visit the IDFA Online Buyer's Guide. The guide will save you time and money by presenting a complete directory of dairy-related products and services in one easy-to-navigate website. With hundreds of listings, the guide makes it easy to find affordable suppliers for your next purchasing decision. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Save the date for 2013 Ice Cream Tech Conference, March 12-13
    Be sure to save the date for IDFA's 2013 Ice Cream Technology Conference, March 12-13, at the popular Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Fla. With a focus on frozen dessert research, technology, market trends and opportunities, Ice Cream Tech allows participants and experts to discuss practical and technical processing issues related to frozen desserts. The conference offers networking opportunities and product tastings during the annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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