Dairy Processing - December 2020 - 2


Kristen Putch
Managing Editor

" May you live in interesting times. " According to Wikipedia,
that's the English translation of an ancient Chinese curse.
The message is that life is better in " uninteresting times "
of peace and tranquility, rather than in " interesting times, "
which are usually ones of trouble and uncertainty.
These are interesting times for the dairy industry, in the
best way. As of June 2020, retail dairy sales were up 17%
and overall dairy exports were over $6 billion, up 8% for
the year. The benefits of dairy products - taste, nutrition/
health, comfort and familiarity - have all increased in the
eyes of consumers. Even with changing dietary habits, can
we imagine a diet void of milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, frozen
desserts ... or pizza?
The dairy industry certainly has its challenges, with
one of the biggest being the emergence of plant-based and
alternative dairy products. Companies that process these
products are serious about gaining consumer market share.
But this is an industry that has always shown resilience.
Dairy processors must innovate to meet the challenge and
history shows that they will.
With all of this in mind there has never been a more
pressing need for content that will help dairy companies
bring their products to market safely, efficiently and
profitably. As a result, Sosland Publishing is pleased to
introduce Dairy Processing.
For nearly 100 years, Sosland has
delivered premium content to
decision makers at food processing
companies. Now we will take that
experience and strive to make Dairy
Processing a must read in print and
online. Managing editor Kristen Putch
and contributing editors Donna Berry,
Pamela Accetta Smith and Lynn
Petrak bring a fresh perspective and
years of experience in dairy. The premiere issue will launch
April 2021, and let's hope by that time life will be a little
less interesting.

Matt O'Shea
Rick Parsons
Account Executive
Lily Alvarez
Sales Manager - Classified Advertising
Michael Barbee
Director of Audience Development
Dustin Pickman
Audience Development Analyst
Lindsey Sheridan
Audience Database Specialist
Carlea Schuler
Audience Development Coordinator
Jon Hall
Director of Digital Media
Carrie Fluegge
Digital Advertising Manager
Nora Wages
Advertising Manager
Annie Fournier
Advertising Coordinator
Elisabeth Spillman
Design Services Manager
Marj Potts
Production Specialist
Becky White
Senior Design Consultant
Brian Peterman
Graphic Designer
Jim White
Promotions Manager
Abby Chronister
Promotions Media Designer
Whitney Hartman
Sales Coordinator

Charles S. Sosland
Chairman and CEO
L. Joshua Sosland
Staci Greco
Chief Financial and
Administrative Officer
Meyer Sosland
Chief Operating Officer
and Executive Editor
Jim Saladin
Chief Marketing Officer

4801 Main St., Suite 650, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 756-1000; Fax: (816) 756-0494
E-mail: dairyprocessing@sosland.com
Internet: www.dairyprocessing.com

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Donna Berry
Pamela Accetta Smith
Lynn Petrak
Contributing Editors

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