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Concerns have been raised about changing consumer attitudes to dairy, and the impact that could have on the probiotics sector. ©iStock

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

By Gary Scattergood

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the sector’s growth prospects.

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2017 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference

Dairy industry sees rise of plant-based milk as ‘serious threat’

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Various dairy industry leaders gathered at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference in Chicago last week to discuss the outlook for and challenges to the US dairy industry, including the rising presence of plant-based dairy alternatives. 

FrieslandCampina Myanmar has been promoting diet awareness in Yangon. Pic:©FrieslandCampina Myanmar

FrieslandCampina promotes dairy awareness in Myanmar

By Jim Cornall

Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina (FrieslandCampina) says it has reached 10,000 households – approximately 50,000 people – in Dawpon Township, Yangon, as part of its campaign to raise awareness of a balanced diet and dairy products, especially...

Demand is a little less robust for domestic cheese, director of Blimling & Associates said at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 2017. ©iStock/margouillatphotos

ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 2017

‘Demand is a bit off’ for dairy, Blimling & Associates director says

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Demand for cheese is up nearly 3% according to Nielsen data (ending 52 weeks Mar. 25, 2017), a slight drop from 2016 levels of 3.3% demand, but a minimal decrease in demand should not be overlooked, according to Blimling & Associates director, Phil...