Dairy at Retail

Dairy sales at retail remain strong. Fluid milk volume is up 15% compared to the same time last year.  

This graph shows the growth by volume in major dairy categories. All categories remain up except yogurt which has shown a recent decline, likely due to changing breakfast habits. View DMI's full report here.
Milk Donation in Litchfield County, CT

UConn Extension Educator Bill Davenport successfully launched an effort to move 1,440 half gallons of donated milk from DFA via Guida’s to food pantries in Litchfield and northern Fairfield counties. We appreciate the opportunity to have played a role in coordinating the event. Learn more about the effort on UConn Extension's Facebook Page .

This successful pilot enabled milk to bypass the obstacle of storage capacity at food banks in order to get milk to those who need it. We know that creative approaches require many minds at work to address these capacity issues and are working quickly to adapt and find solutions amid this changing market.
Working with National Partners

DMI continues to work with our national partners to ensure that dairy remains on their menus and that they are able to meet consumer demand. For example, McDonald's is streamlining their menu to decrease handling, which means they will restrict ice cream cones and parfaits, but will continue to offer milkshakes and McFlurries.  Other quick-serve restaurants are following this model, and estimates show that they are operating with well over 90% of their typical dairy volume.
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