Back in 2008/9, Boulder Brands CEO Steve Hughes had a lot of sleepless nights. The struggling Smart Balance spreads business - which represented 90% of group revenues - was running “in fourth gear” - and the economy was in the doldrums.
Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has waded into the current debate on the environmental impact of Greek yogurt by-product ‘acid whey’ by claiming that the issue “highlights the inefficiency” of traditional manufacturing methods.
Muller Quaker Dairy and Ultima Foods have moved to distance themselves from concerns about the potential environmental impact of Greek yogurt by revealing details of their alternative, ‘acid whey’-free manufacturing processes.
Muller Quaker Dairy, the joint venture between PepsiCo and German dairy giant Theo Müller Group, has officially opened a $206m, 350,000+ square foot factory in Batavia, New York - one of the largest yogurt manufacturing plants in the US.
Consumers are becoming less interested in mid-market products, and are trading down for basic groceries and trading up for premium brands that matter most from an emotional and social perspective, says a new report from Rabobank.
Chobani and Dannon have vowed to establish more "responsible" ways to dispose of the potentially-hazardous Greek yogurt by-product, 'acid whey' - amidst growing concerns from the US about the substance's environmental impact.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has called on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “keep milk milk” and reject a petition requesting an amendment to the standard of identity of milk and milk products.