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  31-Oct-2017
 
Dairy innovation
From kefir to savory yogurt, upmarket cottage cheese, whole milk yogurts and farmer's cheese bars and cups... What's hot in dairy? What consumer trends are the most successful firms tapping into? And how is the dairy industry addressing the rapid growth in non-dairy alternatives in the milk, cheese and yogurt aisles?
 
 
 
 
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Noosa co-founder: ‘We continue to be the darling of grocery stores with such explosive growth’
Honey-infused Aussie-style yogurt Noosa has expanded into the snacking category with its new Mates line, and is on course to generate revenues of $220m this year, says co-founder Koel Thomae... Read

Yooli Foods breaks novel ground in protein snacking segment with farmer’s cheese bars, cups
They might be a novel concept for most Americans, but farmer’s cheese bars could develop into a potentially exciting new category in the burgeoning protein snacking segment, says the co-founder of Yooli Foods, which is rolling out farmer’s cheese cups this month and aims to start shipping its chocolate-coated bars before the year-end... Read

Savory yogurt… a step too far for American consumers, or a sleeper hit in the making?
Are Americans ready for savory yogurt? Right now, it seems the jury is still out, with some high profile brands quietly dropping some of their more adventurous SKUs and Blue Hill pausing production of its beet- and carrot-fueled yogurts. However, some trend-watchers believe the concept could still work for a US audience... Read

Icelandic Provisions CEO: Skyr could be as big as Greek
Could skyr – which is higher in protein and lower in sugar – be as big as Greek yogurt, or is the ‘Icelandic’ segment of the dairy aisle likely to remain a quirky niche? Ten years ago, people were asking the same question about Greek yogurt, says the CEO of Icelandic Provisions, “and we all know what happened next.".. Read

fairlife ultra-filtered milk sales surged 79% in 2016; Core Power and Yup! to be brought under fairlife brand umbrella
Dollar sales of Coca-Cola-backed high-protein milk fairlife grew 79% in 2016, as consumers continued to trade up in the fluid milk category... Read

Formulating with dairy: More protein, less sugar, a cleaner label
Less sugar, more protein, a cleaner label, savory flavors, and new formats from farmer’s cheese bars to ambient moon cheese… What’s keeping dairy formulators busy these days? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Stephen Cobbe, R&D director, dairy, at Kerry to find out….. Read

video Dairy farmers use technology in effort to cut greenhouse gas production by 25% by 2020
Animal agriculture in the US is often criticized for its heavy environmental impact, but data from the National Dairy Council tells a very different story – one of farmers using technology to improve the sustainability of their lands and dairy production... Watch now

Revelé Gelato uses air to create better-for-you profile without compromising quality ingredients
The entrepreneurs behind the startup Revelé Gelato thought health-conscious consumers seeking to indulge in frozen dessert faced an unfair decision: choose between high quality, recognizable ingredients that typically come with a higher fat and calorie count, or “weird” ingredients like those used by some better-for-you brands that can irritate the stomach... Read

Animal-based protein tops consumer choice, but plant-based options are rising fast, Nielsen finds
When it comes to meeting consumers’ growing demand for protein, animal-based products continue to reign supreme in the US and Canada for now – but plant-based options are gaining traction and hold significant sales potential, according to the market research firm Nielsen. .. Read

NMPF spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, over ‘rampant fear-based marketing’ on GMOs
"Rampant fear-based food marketing" – most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentials - is damaging consumer trust and “jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 years” says the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in a new marketing campaign that’s been sharply criticized by leading dairy brands... Read

The Chaat Company, Hargol FoodTech, Funny Farm to take center stage at FOOD VISION USA as our 2017 trailblazers
From turmeric paste and green banana flour to sprouted mung bean snacks and cauliflower wraps and pizza bases, the entries to our 2017 trailblazers challenge are at the cutting edge of food & beverage innovation. But we could only pick three winners ….. Read

No light at the end of the tunnel for Dean Foods as milk price wars escalate, says Bernstein
Milk price wars are “compressing the margin of private label retail prices over the Class I milk input cost to abnormally low levels,” say analysts at Bernstein... Read

Chobani's Peter McGuinness explains the new org chart: ‘To me, having a separate sales department is archaic’
Bringing sales, marketing, insights, product innovation and commercial finance under one new ‘demand’ department will help break down silos and make Chobani even more responsive to customers and consumers, the firm’s new chief marketing and commercial officer tells FoodNavigator-USA... Read

 
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Innovative Trends from the 2017 Fancy Food Showtrack
 
The Fancy Food Show presents new, exciting products from an array of food & beverage exhibitors. We looked deeper into the most interesting & relevant trends, noting that Millennial and Gen Z consumers drive innovation. Read our newest in-sight...   Click Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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