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March 15, 2013News for professionals in the dairy foods industry

  Industry News 
  • Saputo to close Quebec cheese plant
    Canada's largest dairy processor, Saputo, has announced that it will close its cheese plant in Warwick, Quebec. The plant will close in June 2014. Reuters (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  The Market 
  • Study: Shoppers seek sustainable and traceable food
    More shoppers are seeking sustainable food with no genetically modified organisms, according to the 2013 MamboTrack Annual Natural and Organic Product Survey. "Eco-shoppers have moved beyond ingredient lists and are now focused on tracing the source of their food supply from non-GMO to locally/regionally produced and fair trade," said Karen Herther, co-founder of Market LOHAS, which conducted the study with laz pr. Progressive Grocer (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health & Nutrition 
  • Study: Label colors alter perception
    In a study, students who were shown candy bars with green calorie labels believed the candy bars were more healthful than bars with red labels containing the same information. "[T]hese findings suggest that the design and color of the labels may deserve as much attention as the nutritional information they convey," said study author Jonathon Schuldt. Food Business Review (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends 
  • Retail marketing and the quest for the "mansumer"
    Studies show that 40% of American men are now the primary grocery shopper in the family, a trend that raises challenges for marketers looking to cater to the "mansumer." "I think the shift in groceries is a little slow to happen. Men do more than just cook hot dogs and barbecue nowadays ...," said DadDoes.com founder Dan Nessel. STORES magazine (3/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mobile promotions boost impulse buys, study finds
    Research published by the American Marketing Association shows that shoppers make more unplanned purchases when prompted by promotions through a mobile device. "Retailers have the ability to target their promotions in ways that weren't possible before, and our study provides a road map for mobile marketers who seek to increase unplanned spending in stores," said study co-author Sam Hui, a professor at the New York University Stern School of Business. Progressive Grocer (3/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  IDFA News 
  • Have you registered for Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshops?
    Registration is open for the next sessions of the Dairy Plant Food Safety Workshop. They will be held March 26-27 in Minneapolis and June 4-5 in Baraboo, Wis. Offered by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the workshop reinforces the industry’s commitment to effective food-safety processes and helps dairy plants meet stringent regulations that are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act. Have you registered yet? LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Order Combinations of Labeling Manuals for Significant Savings
    IDFA's labeling manuals for milk and milk products, cheese, and ice cream and frozen desserts have been fully revised and updated with new information on nutrient content claims, qualified health claims and structure/function claims. Order all three and or a combination of any two for significant savings. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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