From sit-down meals to snacks on-the-go, food manufacturers are working to keep ahead of new and tasty trends. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we talk to two executives bringing “disruptive innovation” to consumer palates.

First up is Howard Friedman, CEO of Post Consumer Brands. He discusses the age-old question: How do companies preserve legacy brands while staying on top of ever-evolving preferences? He also tells us why it’s been hard to find Grape Nuts and how to enjoy a bowl of Fruity Pebbles without a spoon.

Next is Luis Martinez, Vice President of Research and Innovation with Darifair. He gives a look into the  development of inventive dairy products and flavors. And he sheds light on how the company is working with restaurants to meet a growing demand for portable, delivery-friendly dishes.

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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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