Traditional food manufacturers are continually trying to keep up with consumer trends and have been fighting to retain customers as artisan and specialty brands have dominated the space in recent years. Today's consumers are more interested in transparency, natural ingredients and sustainabilty than in the past, and it has been difficult for the bigger companies to convince shoppers that they can appeal to those needs just as well as small, specialty businesses.read more
Over the past few years, American consumers have made a conscious decision to focus on natural, good-for-you brands and healthy foods. Generally speaking, this move can be lauded as a positive for the nation's health, but raw milk in particular stirs quite a bit of debate. Natural food advocates argue that the product is healthier, while public health officials argue pasteurization is needed to prevent food illness outbreaks.read more
Dairy milk has become a difficult business to be in, as American consumers are flocking more to non-dairy alternatives. Some do so for allergy reasons, but most believe the alternatives are healthier, and in some cases, better for the environment.read more
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