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Chobani takes on oatmeal, ice cream and snacks with new summer launches

Chobani has unveiled a raft of new products that will start hitting shelves this summer, including Chobani Oats - yogurt mixed with fruit and oats; Chobani Indulgent - its first...

Chobani generates explosive growth in Australia, unveils aggressive expansion plans in Asia, Latin America

Chobani has increased its Australian production from 25,000 cases a week to 25,000 cases a day in the past year, becoming the second best-selling yogurt brand in the nation’s top...

Back on track: Strong Q2 balances out natural colours loss for Chr. Hansen

Ingredients giant Chr. Hansen has an unchanged outlook for full year, after a strong second quarter eased the woes created by the firm losing its biggest colours customer in Q4...

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NY Greek yogurt makers urged to apply for extended USDA pilot

US Senator Charles Schumer has urged New York-based Greek yogurt manufacturers, including Alpina, Fage, Chobani, and Muller Quaker Dairy, to apply to the soon-to-be expanded Greek Yogurt Pilot Program.

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

Academic puts smart money on smart dairy packaging

Smart packaging will play a pivotal role in the future of FMCG including dairy as companies cut waste with higher quality, longer lasting products and new technology drives material prices...

Yogurt and cereal: The new snap, crackle and pop?

Kellogg Australia reckons there’s a new breakfast cereal trend afloat as consumers replace traditional milk with yogurt or fruit juice, but Mintel’s innovation head says this is nothing new....

Finnish quark supply will 'not run out' over Easter: Valio

Valio insist that there will "no shortage" of quark in Finnish supermarkets this Easter, despite growing demand from Russia and Sweden for the creamy, high-protein product.

Evaporated cane juice lawsuit on ice as FDA weighs in. But what does this mean for industry?

A class action lawsuit accusing Coca-Cola subsidiary Odwalla of misleading consumers and misbranding its products by using the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ (ECJ) on labels has been put on ice...

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Dannon teams up with Partnership for a Healthier America to boost nutrition profile of its yogurt

Dannon has pledged to boost the nutrition profile of its products after striking a deal with non-profit The Partnership for a Healthier America.

Johannesburg, South Africa March 18-19 2014

‘Not just a drinktec carbon copy!’ food & drink technology Africa

With the inaugural food & drink technology Africa trade show only days away, show organisers Messe München insist the continent is the ‘market of the future’ but presents distinct challenges....

Yoplait Liberté 'naturally thick' yogurt claim not misleading: ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint that challenged claims that Yoplait's strained Greek-style Liberté yogurt is ‘naturally thick’.

Chobani (finally) prevails in evaporated cane juice lawsuit, but other firms still being targeted

A high-profile class action lawsuit accusing Chobani of deceiving consumers with the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ on labels has finally been dismissed with prejudice (ie. the plaintiff can’t re-file and...

Chobani donates blocked Sochi Olympics shipment to food banks

Chobani has donated more than 5,000 pots of Greek yogurt originally intended for US athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi to food banks in New York and New Jersey.

Greek yogurt aims for the heart with Valentine’s tubs

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Greek yogurt brand Ehrmann MIXIM is hitting shelves in specially formed containers that aim for the heart.

Danone to double stake in Chinese dairy Mengniu

Danone is set to increase its interest in Chinese dairy manufacturer Mengniu to almost 10% in its latest bid to capitalize on the "high growth potential" of the country's chilled...

60-second interview: Barb Yehling, Chief Marketing Officer, Muller Quaker Dairy

In conversation with Muller Quaker Dairy as Müller brand approaches $100m in US: 'Yogurt should be fun'

"Until now, Americans have been eating yogurt more because they ought to instead of because they want to," claims Barb Yehling, chief marketing officer at Muller Quaker Dairy (MQD) the joint venture...

Eating yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk: Cambridge study

Consuming four and a half standard pots of yogurt per week could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter, a team of researchers from...

Russia 'trying to resolve’ Chobani Olympics shipment fiasco

A shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt that was initially refused entry into Russia may still reach US athletes in Sochi before the Winter Olympics begin on Friday, says a leading...

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Consumers more interested in total sugars than type (sucrose or HFCS), says survey

Consumers are paying more attention to how much sugar is in foods than to whether it comes from sucrose or high fructose corn syrup, according to a new study by...

Greek yogurt waste 'acid whey' a concern for USDA: Jones Laffin

Greek yogurt byproduct acid whey has become a significant concern for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), says a company tasked by the agency to complete the development of technology...

Dannon and Chobani go head-to-head at Super Bowl

Chobani and Dannon Oikos – two of the largest Greek yogurt brands in the US – are set to go head-to-head in front of more than 100m consumers at Super...

Chobani gets Fage fright, loses ‘Greek Yogurt’ appeal

Chobani today failed in its attempt to overturn an injunction imposed by bitter rival Fage that stops it using the term ‘Greek yogurt’ to market products in England and Wales.

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid...

Danone 'squaround' yogurt pot a 'huge technical challenge'

The square base and circular lid of the Danone for Men yogurt pot – a format termed ‘squaround’ – presented a “huge technical challenge”, developer Greiner Packaging has revealed.

Savory yogurt gamble pays off for Blue Hill: ‘We didn’t want to bring out another Greek or fruit yogurt; we wanted to be different’

With every man and his dog bringing out a Greek yogurt to cash in on the sector’s meteoric growth, Blue Hill president David Barber wanted to do something a bit...

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