Dairy companies at this year’s National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) show highlighted protein products, though cheese snacks at the US convenience store haven’t changed much in the last decade, with sticks and bars still ruling the aisles.
This summer saw a bevy of oat-based launches that went beyond traditional milk alternatives. In the US, brands like Silk, So Delicious, Quaker and Malk are betting on the oat as a universal base with staying power.
The podcast this week features two interviews. The first is with Thomas Bailey, executive director of dairy research at Rabobank North America, talking about Rabobank’s latest report, ‘Making Milk Cool Again.’
Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream this month launches its national franchise program to expand the brand beyond south Florida. It was one of the first nitrogen ice cream concept stores in the US when it opened in 2012.