Temperatures are warming up. Time for flip flops, swimming pools and your favorite frozen treat. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we talk about the pints, gallons and other novelties sure to be popular this summer.

Visiting us first is Denise Leathers, editor at Frozen and Refrigerated Food Buyer magazine. She discusses the trends and changes she’s seen in ice cream consumption over her 25 years covering the food industry. And she gives us the scoop on plant-based treats.

Joining next is Mike Wells, CEO of Wells Enterprises. The company’s Blue Bunny brand has become a staple in freezers across the country and a favorite during the pandemic. Will those trends continue? Wells dishes on the future of ice cream.

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Today's episode is sponsored by RSM. "At RSM, “We Know Dairy.” With industry recognized and award winning Microsoft solutions from Dynamics 365, Office, Teams, Power BI and more, RSM is your stop for a Dairy focused technology solutions provider. Learn more at digital.rsmus.com."

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Witty, fast-moving and stacked with dynamic guests, The Dairy Download offers sharp insights in a neat, 25-minute package. Blimling’s Phil Plourd and Kathleen Wolfley host each episode, leading listeners through a rundown of action in the CME markets and things to watch, while going in depth with guests on consumer, market and policy trends shaping dairy.

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