Ice Cream

An interview with Wall's, featuring its new products including the vegan Magnum at the Ice Cream Expo, is included in this month's product round-up.

New products in the dairy aisles: February

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

February was a busy month for dairy launches, and in this round-up, we also include an interview with Unilever’s business development manager, Rachel Brooks, on the new range of products being launched, from the Ice Cream and Gelato Expo held in Harrogate,...

Dean Foods plans to invest in its core capabilities, technology, infrastructure, people and systems.

Sharp loss in profit forces Dean Foods to consider sale

By Beth Newhart

A disappointing fourth quarter for Dean Foods rounded out an under-performing 2018, causing the dairy giant to explore alternatives in its ‘business transformation.’ It is considering a joint venture, business combination or even a sale.

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.

Ben & Jerry’s to eliminate plastic from all Scoop Shops

By Beth Newhart

Following the example of many other high-profile companies, Ben & Jerry’s has announced plans to combat the environmental effects of single-use plastic. It will be removed from its Scoop Shop locations worldwide by the end of 2020.

Out-of-the-box flavors and ingredients are carving out space in healthy dairy products from cheese to beverages.

Latest trends in specialty foods at WFFS

By Beth Newhart

The Winter Fancy Food Show (WWFS) last week featured 1,400 companies and more than 25,000 attendees looking out for the latest trends in food and drink. More functional and plant-based CPGs are on the dairy horizon for 2019.

The region has some powerful reasons to attract Chinese companies. Pic: ©Getty Images/PytyCzech

Thailand and Indonesia in particular will take over from 10-year antipodean foray

SE Asia’s perfect storm of factors lures Chinese dairy investment

By Richard Whitehead

Dominating the news headlines twice in one week is not something done often by dairy majors anywhere in the world, never mind Southeast Asia. But Chinese dairy giants have now signaled their intent to set up a major presence in a region ranked the world’s...

“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...

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.

Cows is the fourteenth dairy processor to be approved for funding support under the DPIF. Pic:Cows Creamery

Canada invests $2.6m in PEI dairy brand Cows

By Beth Newhart

The Government of Canada is investing in its dairy industry by awarding C$2.6m (US$2m) to Cows Inc., a dairy processor from the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) that produces ice cream, cheese, butter and runs a line of ice cream parlors across...

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