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More grab-and-go, high-protein breakfast items needed to fight chronic diseases, researcher says

New research showing high protein breakfasts can prevent weight gain, curb hunger pangs and stabilize glucose levels reveals unmet needs in the marketplace and opportunities for packaged food manufacturers, according to the lead investigator. 

Investor blasts Omega Protein's human nutrition diversification plans, calls for breakup, sale of company

Omega Protein Corporation has received a harsh critique of its diversification strategy from a major investor.  Wynnefield Partners filed a Form 13D with the Securities and Exchange Commission calling for the company to seek alternatives—up to and including the breakup of the company and sale of the assets—to its present course of moving into the human nutrition markets via acquisitions.

In-store promotions help retailers, brands retain sales when desired products are out-of-stock

Proactive marketing strategies, such as cross-promotions and strategic shelving, by food manufacturers and retailers can reduce the risk of lost sales when consumers are faced with an out-of-stock product on their grocery list.

WhiteWave expands in competitive U.S. yogurt category with Wallaby acquisition

Undeterred by the ongoing “fistfight” in the U.S. yogurt category, WhiteWave Foods Co. expands its presences in the segment with the $125 million cash acquisition of California organic yogurt maker Wallaby Yogurt Company, Inc. 

FDA calls for info and reveals risk assessment for raw milk cheese

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for information on cheese made from raw milk.

Fast food fever: Modern diets impact immune health of you and your kids

Modern ‘Western diets’ can lead to poor immune functioning and increased risk of inflammatory conditions, allergy, and auto-immunity, researchers warn.

Dairy Innovation Forum highlights: Hip cottage cheese, gut-friendly milk, tarte asian yogurt and why fat is back

From the challenges of sourcing organic milk, to the threat 'alternatives' milks pose to the dairy sector and the 'scary' promotional dynamics of the yogurt category, the FoodNavigator-USA Dairy Innovation Forum covered a lot of ground. Here are some of the highlights from the 60-minute session, which is now available on demand.

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The FoodNavigator-USA Dairy Innovation Forum is now available on demand!

Missed our Dairy Innovation Forum? No problem, it's now available on demand to registered delegates for the next three months.

We haven't hit peak Greek yet, says Dannon as Evolution Fresh yogurts hit grocery stores nationwide

While some commentators believe we have reached ‘peak Greek’ in the yogurt aisle, Dannon remains bullish about the growth potential of Greek yogurt as new Evolution Fresh fruit-on-the-bottom Greek nonfat yogurts with the tagline ‘inspired by Dannon’ roll out to grocery stores nationwide.

Arla Foods Ingredients’ Nutrilac helps turn acid whey from waste to value-added ingredient

Arla Foods Ingredients’ Nutrilac whey protein can help dairy manufacturers turn acid whey, a by-product of Greek yogurt and cream cheese production, from a hard-to-handle waste to a raw ingredient that can add value to a range of products. 

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Welch’s wants to Concord the world

Welch’s is expanding its reach beyond finished consumer goods and into new countries with the launch last fall of its Global Ingredients Group. 

10 strategies to accelerate new product growth

The number of new products coming to market every year continues to shrink, but that doesn’t make cutting through the competition any easier, according to Larry Levin, executive VP and practice leader at IRI Worldwide. 

Fonterra slashes workforce by more than 500 'to remain strongly competitive'

Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is reducing its workforce by more than 500 in the face of falling milk prices.

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies through immune system shift, says Argentinian research funded by Danone.

USDA selects Chobani to supply high-protein Greek yogurt to schools

Chobani has been selected by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to serve as the main supplier of Greek yogurt to the National School Lunch Program.

Traditional foods dominate Fourth of July menus

Americans may increasingly seek bold new flavors and adventurous or exotic food for everyday cooking, but this Fourth of July most will turn to time-honored, traditional dishes and big name brands to help them celebrate, market research predicts. 

DSM unveils 'next generation' Greek Legends yogurt cultures

DSM has launched a range of yogurt cultures for thick and creamy products its has called ‘Greek Legends’.

Brazil, Kenya and Iran: Three markets to watch in cheese

Latin America, the Middle East and Africa are hot on the heels of the US and Europe in packaged cheese, and growth is set to stir up plenty of future M&A activity, says Euromonitor International.

Drinkable yogurt, dairy-based smoothies could help counter declining consumption of fluid milk

Individually packaged drinkable yogurt and dairy-based smoothies are increasingly popular as more convenient and modern alternatives to fluid milk, the consumption of which has declined in recent years, according to an executive with Arla Foods Ingredients. 

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