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February 8, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  The Market 
 
  • Warm weather helps boost beverage sales at convenience stores
    U.S. convenience stores posted a 5% year-over-year increase in sales of non-alcoholic beverages in the fourth quarter, likely due to increased foot traffic brought on by unseasonably warm temperatures, according to a report from Wells Fargo Securities. Eighty-five percent of respondents to the survey said they experienced an uptick in sales. Convenience Store News (2/6), BevNet.com (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Health & Nutrition 
  • Fla. schools try to make lunches more appealing than snacks
    Students in Pinellas County, Fla., are not always happy with changes to the lunch menu to make it healthier, but the district is trying to make meals more appealing so they are less likely to choose snacks. Seasonal foods, frozen yogurt and fruit smoothies are menu regulars and the district held a competition for lunchroom employees to find the best way to present salads and sandwich wraps. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends 
  • Study highlights power of packaging
    A study by MeadWestvaco found that packaging "is one of the most powerful tools in the marketing communications mix," said Brian Richard, director of consumer and customer insights. The study found room for improvement, with less than 20% of consumers saying they are "very satisfied" with packaging. Packaging that is hard to open or doesn't protect the product is part of their concerns. Drug Store News (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Registration now open for International Dairy Show
      
    IDFA and the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) have opened registration for the co-located International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO taking place in Chicago, Nov. 3-6. Registered attendees to either show will have unlimited access to both show floors and educational programs throughout the four-day event. “This is certain to be the most important dairy, food and beverage processing event of the year,” said Neil Moran, senior vice president of IDFA. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  World Markets 
  • Mideast market draws Germany's DMK
    German dairy giant GMK is entering the Middle East market with Humana, its baby food brand, and plans to expand beyond its initial United Arab Emirates base to Kuwait, Qatar and other nations. "We entered the Middle East due to our access to local partners who have knowledge, experience and credibility in the healthcare sector,” said Stefan Eckert, CEO of Humana. Gulf Business online (United Arab Emirates) (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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If you want to make enemies, try to change something."
--Woodrow Wilson,
28th U.S. president


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