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March 18, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

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  • Quiznos faces new wave of franchisee lawsuits
    Franchisees have filed 10 lawsuits against Denver-based sandwich chain Quiznos since December, claiming the chain profits at their expense by forcing them to buy food at marked-up prices from an affiliated vendor. In a statement, the company said the lawsuits are "without merit" and said it is committed to helping its franchisees grow sales and profits. The Denver Post (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Publix offers fee-based program for dietitian services
    Publix Super Markets has started a pilot project called Publix Dietitian Services that offers consultations with a registered dietitian about nutrition, meal planning and weight loss for fees of $15 to $150. Jennifer Patzkowsky, a dietitian with a school district in Florida, called it a "great opportunity for dietitians to get involved with the public and help out." Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Fla.) (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Calif. district cites benefits of in-class breakfast
    In California, 63,000 more students participated in the School Breakfast Program in 2012 than in the year before, according to recently released data. In the Adelanto School District, eight schools serve breakfast in the classroom, and officials are considering options for serving meals to students after school as well. Officials say since the breakfast program was implemented, students have been better-behaved and the goal is for students to carry healthy eating habits with them into adulthood. Daily Press (Victorville, Calif.) (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New yogurt brand targets male consumers
    A new brand of Greek yogurt is marketing itself as a no-fat, abs-building, masculine treat. Powerful Yogurt, which uses the tagline "find your inner abs," says the high-protein product is aimed at men, "the most neglected consumers in the category." The Huffington Post (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Northern Italian creamery creates artisan Parmesan
    Cheese makers in Italy's northernmost mountains have long adhered to ancient methods of producing Parmesan cheese, and the Colline di Canossa creamery is one of the few artisanal operations remaining. The company "is a tiny five-person artisan supplier, and the cheese it makes is very versatile. It is so good you can eat it in hunks, as the Italians do, or as a dessert dish," says Kerry Newton, a dairy technologist at Marks & Spencer, which carries the cheese. The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IDFA News 
  • Dairy finance managers can build efficiency, skills at IDFA workshop
    IDFA’s Dairy Accounting & Finance Workshop, May 14-15 in Rosemont, Ill., will feature the ins and outs of milk pricing, tax credits, cost segregation, federal and state milk reports, and more. Carl Herbein and Ron Mong, dairy financial management advisers at Herbein + Company, will lead the workshop. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IDFA Online Buyers' Guide offers targeted purchasing information
    The IDFA Online Buyers' Guide is an easy-to-use tool designed to help you find qualified suppliers and service providers within the dairy foods industry. Available 24 hours a day, the interactive guide makes it easy to locate products and professional services geared to the dairy industry. With hyperlinks and multiple search capabilities, the IDFA Online Buyers' Guide helps to simplify the purchasing process. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  World Markets 
  • Fonterra official sees growth in Latin America
    New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra continues to expand in Latin America, where Alex Turnbull, managing director for that region, says growth opportunities exist in Chile, Peru, Mexico and Brazil. "We'd like to expand into new geographies," Turnbull said. "We are not in every country in Latin America, so would like to explore that." The New Zealand Herald (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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