Sales of energy drinks are becoming sluggish in comparison with the high growth the products reported in 2007, analysts say. This is particularly true of sales in convenience stores, where consumers are having to cope with high fuel costs, said the editor of Beverage Business Insights.
A Fresno, Calif., dairy herd where TB was discovered may be split by the USDA, while two others will be depopulated. The owners of the remaining dairy herd are in the process of negotiating with the USDA.
Minnesota is being hailed as the biggest innovator in terms of producing the food products of tomorrow. Research facilities and product-development kitchens are in the works up and down the food chain.
Italy's Parmalat has thrown its hat into the ring concerning the bid for New South Wales' Dairy Farmers Co-Op. The company has partnered with local co-op Murray Goulburn to make an offer for the company.