SupplySide Education Series: Great innovations in dairy – webinar

Join us April 27th @ 1pm ET to learn how the dairy industry is addressing environmental and cruelty concerns, and how leaders may need to shift their business practices to better align with a younger audience.

April 12, 2023

3 Min Read
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After several years of disruption, the dairy industry is making a comeback. According to USDA, consumer price indexes for dairy products were up 12.3% in February 2023. In this webinar, the audience will learn how the dairy industry is addressing environmental and cruelty concerns, and how leaders may need to shift their business practices to better align with a younger audience that shops online and researches before buying. We’ll also cover how dairy can continue to compete with non-dairy products taking up valuable shelf space in the dairy aisle. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understanding what consumers want [how their eating habits have shifted over the last five years and how to lean into those trends]

  • How technology plays a leading role in improving business models

  • Updating dairy’s narrative with examples of healthier-focused options and how an increase in cheese consumption is leading industry


Audarshia Townsend
Content Director, Food and Beverage Insider


Hayley and Stephanie Painter
Founders, Painterland Sisters Organic Skyr Yogurt

Hayley and Stephanie Painter grew up on their family’s dairy farm.  Hayley has a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University.  They launched Painterland Sisters together in March 2022.

Vivien Sheehan, Ph.D.
Vice President of Business Development, Kerry

A technically astute commercial leader, Vivien has a proven track record implementing new horizon sustainable innovative technologies. With over 16 years’ experience working for Kerry, Vivien spent the majority of her career leading the Research & Development function within Kerry’s Applied Health and Nutrition business. She has made a distinguished contribution in the field of Food Waste mitigation, Health and Wellness enhancement & Plant Protein technology.

Accomplished in building and maintaining partnerships with customers, academics and industry associations, Vivien has implemented strategic technical platforms encompassing both incremental and radical innovation.

Vivien is a graduate of University of College Cork, Ireland with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science, and a subsequent Doctorate in Microbiology.

Scott Dicker
Market Insights Director, SPINS

Scott Dicker is a Market Insights Director for SPINS, a leading wellness-focused data company and advocate for the Natural Products Industry. With a background in nutrition, he believes in the importance of making wellness options more accessible to everyone and that demystifying data can make that happen. By delving into omnichannel comprehensive market wide data, he identifies emerging trends and explores shifting consumer behavior that helps retailers and brands better understand the market and their audience. Dicker has spoken at many leading industry organizations and shows, including New Hope Natural Products Expo, Supply Side, Sports & Active Nutrition Summit and many more and been published in top industry resources, such as Natural Products Insider, Nutritional Outlook, and Whole Foods Magazine. He has a long-standing involvement in nutrition and wellness, working as a sports nutritionist and starting multiple entrepreneurial businesses in the field.

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