10 West Coast dairy processors awarded $5.8M in grants

The Pacific Coast Coalition - Dairy Business Innovation Initiative (PCC-DBII) allocated $5.87 million in grant funds to dairy processing companies operating in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and New Mexico.

9 Wisconsin cheesemakers certified as masters of their craft

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Dairy Research and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin announced that 10 cheesemakers graduated in 2024 from the state’s signature master cheesemaker program. This year’s batch of certified experts included just the third female master in the program’s history, Nasonville Dairy, Inc.’s Sara Griesbach.

8 Nelson-Jameson showcases new facility with grand opening

Dairy, beverage and food processing plant supplier Nelson-Jameson celebrated the grand opening of its new Jerome, Idaho, distribution center

7 Slideshow: Yogurt's latest makeover

In the refrigerated sections of the grocery stores, yogurt is evolving as dairy manufacturers tap into consumer interest in health, eating occasions and functional ingredients.

6 Mars making $47M investment in sustainable dairy

Manufacturing giant Mars, Inc., revealed it is investing $47 million in a sustainable dairy plan as part of its broader climate strategy, which totals $1 billion over a span of three years.

5 Tillamook rolls out new brand platform, campaign

With both its name recognition and portfolio of products growing, Tillamook County Creamery Association unveiled a fresh brand platform and campaign.

4 Unilever on path to spin off ice cream business

When Unilever announced in March it planned to separate its ice cream business from the rest of the company, management said a spin off was likely, but all options would be considered. During an April 25 conference call to discuss first-quarter results, the company reaffirmed a spin off remains the most likely scenario, that separation of the business has begun and is expected to be completed by the end of 2025.

3 IDFA survey finds consumers' top ice cream flavors

An examination of ice cream trends from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) showed that, overall, Americans aren’t yet ready to identify some novel flavor as their favorite.

2 US health officials, agencies prepared in case of HPAI outbreak

After detection of the H5N1 strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus was discovered in 49 dairy herds in nine states and two dairy farmworkers, health officials with the US government developed two vaccine options, which are in the country’s stockpile, to prevent the transmission of it between humans

1 The cheese category is fueling investments

As the demand for cheese consumption and production increases, between rising demand from within the food industry and developing food trends, the cheese segment is driving the dairy market.