Kraft Foods appointed a veteran executive to run its cheese and dairy business this past February, the company has announced. Rhonda Jordan, who previously ran the salad dressing and Jell-O lines, has been tapped to help grow sales in the division amid rising commodity costs and other challenges.
The market for imported cheeses is growing in the Czech Republic, according to reports. Cheese imports have grown by 20% a year, and an industry representative predicts the market will continue to grow.
The noncarbonated beverage market is dominating the drinks market, according to recent sales reports. Analysts find that many consumers are moving toward enhanced bottled waters, tea and energy drinks.
The Vermont House of Representatives is now considering the Farm Fresh Milk Restoration Act. The bill would allow farmers to choose whether to sell fresh milk -- after meeting set requirements -- and set their own prices.