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Jarlsberg cheese plate kits will be given away throughout 2019 to draw in younger customers.

Looking to millennials to expand Jarlsberg brand in US

By Beth Newhart

Jarlsberg has been available in the US since the 1960s, and the company that produces it, Norseland (a subsidiary of Norwegian cooperative TINE), is attempting to extend what it says is a typical baby boomer audience to capture the interest of a younger...

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

Ice cold: winter ice cream round-up

By Beth Newhart

Freezing temps across the US haven’t discouraged ice cream brands from expanding their portfolios. From boozy flavors to low-cal pops, here are the freshest launches within the US frozen dessert category.

Country music singer Kellie Pickler kicked off the race and met with fans at the finish line.

Silk pushed ‘healthy progress’ on the Grammy’s red carpet

By Beth Newhart

Ahead of last weekend’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Danone North America and Silk facilitated a 7K ‘fun run’ using a four mile-long red carpet. The dairy alternative’s new ‘Progress is Perfection’ campaign encourages non-dairy swaps and setting ‘wellness...

Moo Money points can be earned now through April 28 and dairy alternatives are not eligible.

California residents can now earn rewards for buying milk

By Beth Newhart

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) has announced a new loyalty program that will allow California residents to accrue rewards from buying fluid milk products. ‘Moo Money’ will run through April.

Chobani dips into non-dairy with new coconut-based line

By Beth Newhart

Greek yogurt giant Chobani has jumped on the popular plant-based wave and introduced a line of non-dairy yogurt alternative drink and cup products. It follows last month’s announcement of Chobani’s significant expansion into kids’ yogurt.

New evidence suggests any kind of light can spoil dairy products

By Beth Newhart

Light protection services and certification company Noluma has released new research that tackles the effects of light exposure on milk and other dairy products. Vitamin A, vitamin D and riboflavin levels in milk all begin to deplete after just two hours.

Bundaberg Rum &h Pauls launch 3 Christmas drinks. Photo: Diageo.

Bundaberg Rum & Pauls launch three Christmas products

By Jenny Eagle

Diageo’s Bundaberg Rum has partnered with milk and dairy brand Pauls to launch three Christmas products; Pauls Bundaberg Rum Premium Rumball Custard; Pauls Bundaberg Rum Premium Vanilla Rum Custard; and Pauls Bundaberg Rum Flavoured Egg Nog.

Both brands are recalling products for allergy alerts.

Danone and Hiland Dairy issue products recalls

By Beth Newhart

Danone North America is recalling its Light & Fit Greek Crunch S’mores flavor, and Hiland Dairy is recalling its half-gallon Whole Chocolate Milk, both for an allergy alert.

“Ice cream is the perfect vehicle for innovative flavors and ingredients, not only being neutral by its nature but also an object of craving and an indulgent treat that doesn’t break the bank.

Trend alert: Traditional dairy takes a cue from culinary trends

By Beth Newhart

The dairy industry has room to grow in 2019 and consumers can expect to see launches that reflect popular culinary-inspired trends seen in other food categories. Premium indulgence, sophisticated flavors and a global influence will all find a place in...

Packaging and product innovations are allowing for a longer shelf life and healthy products to be sold in convenience channels. Pic: ©GettyImages/DmitriMaruta

State of the industry: How Greek yogurt keeps customers coming back

By Beth Newhart

Greek yogurt still accounts for half the total yogurt category. After explosive growth in the US throughout the last decade, Greek yogurt brands are innovating however they can to keep consumers interested in the high-protein snack, taking cues from wider...

“The Creamery is filled with unique storylines, from its heritage in cheese-making to its all-new dairy experience attraction.

DFA opens ‘The Creamery’ retail store in Utah

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has completed the anticipated update and expansion of its cheese store in Beaver, Utah. The new retail location opened its doors this month.

Dairy products are reportedly the most sought-after packaged food in weight management.

Weight management packaged dairy products are on the rise

By Beth Newhart

Dairy products represent a large share of the growing weight management market, with more consumers looking for healthy packaged goods. Butter, grains, flour and frozen meals are all expanding in demand.

The FDA provided a list of five categories with corresponding questions to guide the feedback. Pic: ©GettyImages/CHAUDRON PASTEL

FDA to extend feedback period for dairy product labeling

By Beth Newhart

After announcing a commitment to review the labeling standards for dairy and non-dairy products over the summer, the FDA is extending its comment period by 60 days to allow more time for the public to weigh in on the issue.

New this month are products from Fairlife and Arla Foods. Pic: ©Getty Images/tumsasedgars

New product round-up: October 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

It’s time for our regular monthly look at what’s new in the dairy aisles around the world.

This month's nrew products include launches in India, Vietnam and Germany.

New product launches for September 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

September saw a lot of launches around the world in most dairy categories, including from some of the big players in the markets.

Nine California jurisdictions, Baltimore and Louisville have already passed healthy kids’ meal policies. Pic:getty/alfirapoyarkova

California passes statewide healthy kids’ meal bill

By Beth Newhart

Just two months after California lawmakers passed a 12-year ban on soda taxes, the state has passed the nation’s first 'healthy kids' meal bill': with water and milk set to become the default drink choice with kids' meals.

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Probiotics are waking up old categories across grocery aisles

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Consumers may not always be on the lookout for food products fortified with probiotics (outside of a yogurt purchase), but that hasn’t stopped manufacturers from developing new items that contain these living and active culture strains including oatmeal,...

ProVeg UK recently launched its 7-Day Dairy-Free Challenge, which is calling on people to give up dairy for a week. Pic: ©Getty Images/happy_lark

‘World Plant Milk Day’ celebrates second year

By Jim Cornall

While the war of words over whether plant-based dairy alternatives can use the term ‘milk’ rages in the US, having already been banned in other areas, the ProVeg UK and Plant Based News creation World Plant Milk Day is being marked for the second time...

A variety of new products have been launched over the past month. Pic: ©Getty Images/titoOnz

Product launches: July 2018

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

Our monthly round-up of some of the new products in the dairy and dairy-alternative space this month includes products in the UK, US and Taiwan.

Sales of whole milk products are growing

Got milk? Yes, but not as we used to know it, Jim

By Elaine Watson

While sales of plain dairy milk have been declining for years, and US yogurt production has dropped off after peaking in 2014, new data shows the continued growth of cheese, butter, and ready-to-drink coffee, yogurt drinks and protein beverages featuring...

A thumbs up for a Camembert emoji?

Company pushes for Camembert emoji

By Jim Cornall

While they may cause confusion and disdain among an older generation of smartphone users, the youngest users of WhatsApp and a myriad other communication tools can’t seem to get enough emojis, the tiny picture characters that can be inserted into text...

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