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February 13, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Agropur, Farmers Co-operative Dairy agree to merge
    Canadian dairy giant Agropur has agreed to merge with Farmers Co-operative Dairy. "The merger will allow us to better serve our customers on a national basis, and support the overall objective of consolidating the co-operative milk processing sector," Agropur chairman Serge Riendeau said. The deal needs to be approved by Canadian regulators and co-operative members. (France) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Stonyfield helps Danone track emissions
    Danone has launched a project to measure the carbon footprint of each of its products, and is enlisting the help of subsidiaries like Stonyfield Farm. The project involves tracking the manufacture, distribution and sale of each Danone product to find out which stages of the process produce the most emissions. (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • Burger King brews up new coffee drinks
    Burger King will add five new coffee drinks to the menu featuring a Latin American arabica blend from Starbucks-owned Seattle's Best. The new line will include lattes, a first for the quickservice chain. Rival McDonald's has turned its higher-margin McCafe coffee drinks into a growth driver with blended drinks that bring in customers during slower parts of the day. The Wall Street Journal (2/12), (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Study finds varying vitamin D levels in supplements
    The content of vitamin D supplements vary widely across samples, with some offering too little to address vitamin D deficiency, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed. Researchers said vitamin D content ranged from as low as 9% to as high as 140% of the doses described on the label. USA Today (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More adults eat from pouch, but not in public
    Companies including Happy Family, Buddy Fruits and GoGo squeeZ are developing food that is packaged in a pouch, for adult snacking on the go. While pouched food is popular with babies and children, the challenge with adults is getting them to eat it without embarrassment. "They feel silly doing it in front of people," said Jeannette Cornell of GoGo squeeZ. The Wall Street Journal (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report examines men's shopping behavior
    An eMarketer report looks at male buying habits and how marketers of personal-grooming products can best reach men. Among the findings: Men prefer browsing online to standing in a store aisle. eMarketer (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Registration open for Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop
    The IDFA Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop, presented by Herbein + Company, is designed for dairy accountants and financial managers who want to further their careers by improving the corporate bottom line. The workshop is scheduled for May 14-15 at the Hyatt Rosemont in Rosemont, Ill. Learn moreLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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