Dairy Foods, a U.S. dairy industry trade publication, has named The Dannon Company, a Groupe Danone subsidiary, the 2006 processor of the year for making "significant recent or long-term accomplishments." In the past year, Dannon has launched Activia, a probiotic yogurt and the lower-sugar, nonfat yogurt Light and Fit Crave Control.
Think January is the peak month for dieting? A new survey from NPD Group finds March is the most popular time to count calories, with 26% of respondents saying they diet then as opposed to 23% in January. Weight Watchers is the most popular branded diet, according to the survey.