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Dealing with Dairy

A federal program is threatening milk and ice cream prices, which could impact c-store sales. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. Even with all of the options that packaged goods manufacturers give consumers today—brands, flavors, package sizes, price points, promotions and much more—ice cream has remained a pretty simple retail category. Enter the federal government. In

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Weigel’s Nominated Milk Plant Of The Year

“This is such a great honor to be nominated along side milk industry giants,” says chairman and CEO of Weigel’s. Weigel’s Stores, home of Broadacre Dairy, has been nominated by Dairy Foods Magazine for Milk Plant of the Year. Weigel’s is considered a micro-dairy among the nominees that include The Dannon Co., Swiss Valley Farms

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dairy

To drive profits in this core category, c-stores need to create a destination that showcases value, freshness and quality. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. Dairy offerings have been dwindling at convenience stores in recent years as operators make space in the coolers for popular items like energy drinks and other healthful beverages. But when stores

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Chocolate Milk Crave

Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc., a food and beverage cooperative owned by dairy farmers in western New York State, has introduced chocolate milk in Frost Free aluminum bottles that chill fast and stay colder longer. The bottle gives Crave, which is available in Original and Strawberry Chocolate flavors, its ultra-cold, fresh and intense flavor. Crave is

Rutter’s Debuts Flavored Milk

Rutter’s Dairy has introduced Rutter’s-branded vanilla and strawberry milk pints to the consumer market. For years, the two flavors were available only as part of Rutter’s school milk program. The new pints – sold in plastic bottles – are the first new flavors of milk introduced by Rutter’s in a few years. Previously, Rutter’s had

Creating Supply Chain Efficiencies

Getting products to stores more efficiently is now a major focus for all major retailers and distributors. Better distribution means lower costs and higher margins—both items high on c-store owners’ agendas these days—when customers are clutching their wallets more tightly than they have in years. “There are two ways to make money: increase prices or

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