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Whole Foods hit with more lawsuits accusing it of dramatically understating sugar content in its yogurt

Whole Foods has been hit with new class action lawsuits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey accusing it of significantly understating the sugar content in its 365 Everyday Value plain Greek...

Powerful Yogurt preparing to launch high-protein Greek yogurt drink

Powerful Yogurt is preparing to launch a high-protein yogurt drink that it says harnesses continuing demand for both Greek yogurt and high-protein beverages.

Milchhof Sterzing dairy upgrades Oystar tech

Packaging line stops yoghurt 'sloshing around under the lid'

Milchhof Sterzing, in Italy's South Tyrol, is modernizing its dairy equipment from Oystar and will install a glass filling line in November.

Siggi's to benefit from $11.6m expansion

Emmi Roth USA will create 50 jobs in an $11.6m expansion in New York, with the state offering $400,000 in tax credits. 

Planet Coconut expands product range and opens factory in Kent

CO YO launches coconut milk ice cream after demand soars for alternative dairy

Start-up company Planet Coconut has seen an increase in demand for its CO YO brand, an alternative to dairy using coconut, and has opened a factory in Kent.

Malaysia

Chobani to hit Malaysian shelves as yoghurt demand grows in SE Asia

Chobani, America’s top-selling brand of strained yogurt that has been gaining a massive global following through its slick marketing, will soon be available in Malaysia.

News in brief

Dannon to be official yogurt sponsor of the NFL

Dannon has struck a multi-year deal with the National Football League (NFL) to become its official yogurt sponsor, starting in 2015.

Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected

Chobani's long-running legal battle with rival Fage over its use of the term 'Greek yogurt' in the UK is seemingly at an end, after it was refused permission to launch...

Nestlé patent outlines straining-free process for 14% protein Greek yogurt

Nestlé has applied to patent a method it says will produce reduced-lactose skim milk-based Greek yogurt with a protein content of up to 14%, without adding protein or the use...

Caribbean dairy fined for questioning safety of rival yogurt brand

Caribbean yogurt maker Societe Nouvelle des Yaourts de Littee (SNYL) has been slapped with a €1.67m (US$2.5m) fine for falsely questioning the safety and quality of a rival brand in...

Tri-Star: ‘Packaging is an investment, rather than a cost’

Tri-Star Packaging has seen a rise in demand for artisan wrap packaging, deli-style papers, eco-friendly salad boxes and pots to suit the latest street food trends, such as Mexican, South...

Cheat on Greek with Petite Crème sweet fresh cheese: Stonyfield

Organic dairy Stonyfield believes its newly developed Petite Crème sweet fresh cheese range will appeal to US consumers that find Greek yogurt "too thick and bitter."

THE BEVERAGEDAILY BASEMENT TAPES: CHRIS HANNAWAY, OVERLY SPORTS DRINK

Sainsbury's listings at 19, a sports drink launch at 24: Overly entrepreneur on guessing Justin King's email and casting off wide-eyed innocence

Young entrepreneur Chris Hannaway and childhood friend Will Hammersley launched frozen yogurt brand Arctic Farm into Sainsbury’s at the tender age of 19. Now they’re back with sports drink Overly....

Smooth transition: Yogurt is doing fine without digestive health claims

Sales of yogurt in the UK have remained healthy, despite ditching digestive health positioning, according to Euromonitor. 

Chobani blasts “irresponsible” study on moldy yogurt; authors stand by their paper

Dr Alejandro Mazzotta - the microbiologist heading up food safety at Chobani - says he is disappointed by the publication of a “highly irresponsible” paper in the peer-reviewed journal mBio alleging...

Attorney: Chobani could face more lawsuits over moldy yogurt, but they are very hard to prove

The publication of a paper alleging that the fungus in yogurts voluntarily recalled by Chobani last fall is more virulent than originally thought could prompt a new wave of civil...

Australia

Yoghurt lovers: frequently fruity but getting back to nature

From bush honey to vanilla bean, Australian dairy sections boast a wide range of yoghurt flavours. But over the last five years, the country’s yoghurt-eating habits have shown a gradual...

Healthy dairy demand helps Chr. Hansen to strong Q3

An increasing demand for low-fat yoghurt and reduced-salt cheese will lift its sales this year, according to Chr. Hansen,  as the firm reports a 10% rise in revenue its Q3...

Foreign yogurt 'jeopardizing the dominance' of Greek yogurt: Datamonitor

Foreign yogurt concepts, inspired by Icelandic, Australian, and Vietnamese variations, are putting pressure on the increasingly saturated US Greek yogurt market, according to Datamonitor.

What can we learn from General Mills' move to ditch aspartame in Yoplait Light?

If artificial sweeteners have an image problem, then General Mills’ move to replace one artificial sweetener (aspartame) with another (sucralose) in its Yoplait Light yogurts might seem like an odd...

Starbucks tests new ‘Evolution Fresh Cold-Pressed Juice Smoothie inspired by Dannon’ in San Jose & St Louis

Starbucks-owned brand Evolution Fresh is test marketing a new range of co-branded smoothies made with cold pressed, high pressure processed juice and Dannon Greek yogurt in 200 Starbucks stores in...

DISPATCHES FROM ZENITH GLOBAL DAIRY CONGRESS

Yogurt can be 'reinvented' in traditional Turkey: Danone

More than 1,000 years since its alleged conception in the country, Danone has envisioned opportunities for yogurt “to be reinvented” in Turkey.

Dannon launches first new brand since Oikos with Dannon Creamery indulgent dessert range

Dannon is looking to drive incremental growth to the dairy category with the launch of a new indulgent dessert brand called Dannon Creamery that targets a day-part US yogurt marketers...

Noosa co-founder: Greek yogurt isn’t the only game in town

While Chobani, Dannon and Yoplait have been battling for supremacy in the US yogurt market (and at halftime at the Super Bowl), another equally ambitious player has recently emerged from...

Who owns How (and does it Matter)? Chobani on trademark lawsuit: ‘This is all a bit silly’

Becoming a target of opportunistic lawsuits is the price you pay for being successful, says Chobani’s marketing boss, who says he is “baffled” by a complaint filed by Dov Seidman...

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