Ice Cream

Siggi’s and Halo Top named to 2018 breakthrough products list

By Beth Newhart

The Nielsen Company released its Top 25 Breakthrough Innovations list for 2018, awarding products that ‘reshaped today’s US consumer landscape’. Halo Top light ice cream and Siggi’s yogurt represents dairy items on the list.

Dean Foods reveals disappointing Q3 with seven plant closures

By Beth Newhart

Dean Foods posted a loss of 28 cents per share, or $26.4m in its third quarter. It also closed and consolidated seven manufacturing facilities within six weeks, racking up ‘significant transitory costs’ that are expected to continue.

“The frozen novelty category had been ripe for innovation and My/Mo brought excitement back to the category.

Mochi ice cream looks to revolutionize novelty desserts

By Beth Newhart

My/Mo Mochi is expanding its US line of mochi ice cream, a novelty dessert of Asian origin that consists of ice cream wrapped in dough. The brand will launch a Triple Layer variety after January 1.

A look at the potential for a plastic tax in the UK, and the growth of an ice cream companyin Northern Ireland. Pic: ©Getty Images/sergeyryzhov

Dairy Dialog podcast: Plastic tax and ice cream expansion

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast explores the recently-announced potential for tax on plastics in the UK, with an in-depth and far-reaching interview with PFF Packaging Group’s Kenton Robbins, and the expansion of Morelli’s, a fast-growing ice-cream company...

Invited guests witnessed Yili's launch of Joyday ice cream in Indonesia.

Yili launches in Indonesia

By Jim Cornall

In Jakarta, Indonesia, China's largest dairy company, Yili Group, held a product launch event on October 23 which heralded the company’s entrance into the Indonesian market.

Culture Republick is launching seven flavors, each with 400-500 calories.

Unilever adds a probiotic twist to its ice cream portfolio

By Beth Newhart

Unilever United States has launched Culture Republick, a light ice cream brand featuring live probiotic cultures. It gets Unilever deeper into the light ice cream game, departing from its more traditional brands like Ben & Jerry’s.

My Goodness! will be launched into the New Zealand market through supermarket chain Countdown in November.

Dairy-free ice-cream innovation with persimmons

By Jim Cornall

WellKit Foods International Ltd, a New Zealand nutritional foods company, is set to launch its flagship product innovation, My Goodness! – a fruit-based, non-dairy ice-cream – which it says will “revolutionize the globally-growing non-dairy dessert market.”

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.