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November 5, 2012News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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  • Multichannel grocers lead among "power retailers"
    Manufacturers expect Wal-Mart Stores, Target, Kroger and Costco Wholesale to be the top "power retailers" during the next 15 years, according to Kantar Retail's 2012 U.S. PoweRanking report. Publix Super Markets and ALDI also are in the top 10. The report reflects manufacturers' view that multichannel and discount stores have fared well. Progressive Grocer (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Starbucks mixes in a shot of coffee education in China
    Starbucks is opening shops fast in China and is working to win over fans in the world's largest tea-drinking culture with marketing efforts that include coffee education. Many consumers already see the brand in a positive light. "The way you know when you've arrived as a town or city is when Starbucks arrives. It used to be McDonald's, and before that it was KFC," said Paul French, chief China market strategist for Mintel. Advertising Age (tiered subscription model) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Nestle opens institute to study nutritional effects on aging
    Swiss food giant Nestle launched its new Institute of Health Sciences on Friday with the goal of researching aging and the effects of targeted nutrition on noncommunicable diseases such as obesity and diabetes. "One of our biggest opportunities for growth is to focus research on science-based nutritional solutions to help prevent or manage chronic diseases," said Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke. NutraIngredients (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Food giants rally to quash GMO labeling bill
    Monsanto, PepsiCo, DuPont and other food giants have launched massive advertising campaigns aimed at killing a California measure that would require companies to label genetically modified food -- and polling suggests the ads are working. Two-thirds of Californians previously supported the measure but now a poll shows support has fallen to 39%. Reuters (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IDFA News 
  • Submit suggestions for Ice Cream Tech speakers, topics by Friday
    IDFA has issued a call for topics to gather ideas and identify speakers for three 2013 conferences: Ice Cream Technology Conference, Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference and Conference on Worker Safety and Environmental Issues. The call for Ice Cream Tech topics will end November 9, and the call for topics for the other conferences will end December 5. The International Dairy Show call for speakers and presentations will open in January 2013. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Yonkers to provide dairy "lay of the land" in webinar series
    The $100-billion U.S. dairy industry is complex, with dynamic trends in consumer preferences, farm production, product manufacturing and government regulations. If you're new to the dairy industry or want a deeper understanding of industry dynamics, don't miss IDFA's three-part webinar series on Dairy Industry Orientation, November 29, December 4 and December 6, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Yogurt firms push EU to keep "probiotic" labeling
    Starting next month, the European Union will allow food companies to select only certain health claims for labeling, and the word "probiotic" isn't among them. Yogurt companies are waging a campaign to change the regulation so they can continue noting the probiotic content of their products. The Grocer (U.K.) (11/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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