State of the Industry

An extensive annual report covering trends, analysis, product performance and packaging initiatives.


Dairy Processors Bring Bold Offerings to Restaurant Kitchens

July 16, 2014

As household food budgets continue to increase, restaurants and fast food establishments are turning to big, bold flavorings to spice up their menus.

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Save Some Room for Dessert

July 16, 2014

Gone are the days of the simple scoop of ice cream. Today’s dessert menus are fit for a queen.

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Beef Remains Top Protein in Foodservice

July 16, 2014

Studies show that beef remains the top protein on foodservice menus, while new seafood offerings enhance consumers’ dining experience.

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Beyond the Bread Basket

July 16, 2014

The rise of new bakery developments allows foodservice operators to offer consumer-driven products that go beyond the simple bread basket.

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New Twist to Old Favorites

July 16, 2014

Refrigerated and frozen food processors are bringing back old recipes with refined ingredients to create a new generation of tasty snacks and sides.

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Meals that Redefine School Lunch Programs

July 16, 2014

More and more cold food processors are jumping on the better-for-you bandwagon by bringing healthier school menu options to the lunch table.

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Let Authentic Pizzeria Pizza Come to You

July 8, 2014

Consumers can indulge on authentic pizzeria pizza right in the comforts of their own home.

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Frozen Dessert Makers Kick It up a Notch

July 8, 2014

Today’s frozen desserts have evolved beyond just a simple sweet treat. Check out these wild and innovative new product offerings.

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Dips & Spreads for the Every Occasion

July 8, 2014
Today’s dips and spreads go beyond the cracker. Find out how every occasion is the right occasion for these party favorites.
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Retail Beverages Promote Energy in a Healthy Way

July 8, 2014

From fruit and vegetable smoothies to organic protein shakes and coconut juice, today’s refrigerated and frozen beverages have what it takes to quench anyone’s thirst.

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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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