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The rise and rise of Greek yogurt. But is the growth sustainable?

From a standing start in 2007 - when it accounted for just 1% of refrigerated yogurt sales in the US food, drug and mass channels excluding Walmart (FDMx) - Greek...

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It’s all Greek to me… How fair was the High Court ruling against Chobani?

New York-based Chobani was handed an injunction last month prohibiting its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ in the UK following a court battle with rival, Fage, which claims that...

'We are building Lifeway as a global brand', says CEO

Record sales and a 97% control of the kefir category are only the start for Lifeway Foods, as the company states it’s ‘in the early stages of its long-term growth...

Industry giants keeping an eye on Greek ‘brogurt’ category – Powerful Yogurt

US yogurt “industry giants” are keeping a close watch on the development of the market for high-protein, low-fat Greek yogurt products for men, US 'brogurt' manufacturer, Powerful Yogurt, has claimed....

Stabiliser concept opens up reconstituted milk yogurt drink opportunities - Hydrosol

Hydrosol, a German manufacturer of food stabilisers, has designed a concept that enables dairy processors to produce yogurt drinks from reconstituted milk – a development it hopes will open up markets...

You’re not Greek! Chobani handed UK ban on use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’

US Greek yogurt giant Chobani has been issued with a permanent injunction by the UK High Court that prevents its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ to market its yogurt...

Danone wins Activia health claim in Switzerland

Danone has been granted a front-of-pack health claim by Swiss Authorities that says its Activia yoghurt aids digestion.

Greek yogurt manufacturers face increasing private label competition - Euromonitor

Greek-style yogurt manufacturers are under increasing pressure from private label manufacturers whose products are growing in popularity among “cash-strapped consumers,” Euromonitor International has claimed.

New York the ‘natural fit’ for USDA Greek yogurt pilot scheme – state governor

New York State – the home of Chobani, Fage and Muller Quaker Dairy - would be the “natural fit” for a scheme to trial the inclusion of Greek yogurt in the US...

Muller PepsiCo JV takes Müller yogurt to more US cities as Batavia factory prepares for summer opening

Muller Quaker Dairy, the joint venture between PepsiCo and German dairy giant Theo Müller Group, is rolling out Müller yogurts to more US cities in the Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes and...

Yoplait pulls Calin+ ad after ASA bone health claim ruling

Yoplait has been ordered to pull a TV advert for its Calin+ yogurt range after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it made an unauthorised reduction of disease-risk...

Chr Hansen eyes pharma sector with €20m probiotic plant expansion

Global probiotics leader Chr Hansen is throwing €20m at the expansion of its Danish freeze-drying capacity with increasing global pharma  and food supplement demand the key driver.

Editor’s blog

Which 2 global health brands grew by $1bn in 2012?

Something probiotic? Omega-3? A diet cola? Nope. 

‘Terrific' Russia position boosts PepsiCo beverage business: Indra Nooyi

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says the firm has a ‘terrific position’ as the top food and beverage business in Russia, where 10% organic revenue growth in 2013 helped offset weaknesses...

Danone Danio yogurt slapped with UK ‘Greek yogurt’ labelling injunction

Danone has been handed an interim injunction by the UK High Court preventing its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ to market its recently-launched brand, Danio.

Fonterra recalls CalciYum kids’ yogurt over ‘choking’ fears

Fonterra Brands Australia is pulling batches of CalciYum yogurt from supermarket shelves across Australia over concerns that the product's “weakened” plastic cap could present a choking hazard.

Guest article

Global digestive breakdown: Pre-probiotic yoghurt still number 2 in functional food

The probiotic and prebiotic sectors are tackling some serious issues around claim restrictions in the EU, but the global digestive health picture remains upbeat with yoghurts alone putting on $1.7bn this...

Nestlé deal saves day as core profits drop 30% at Swedish probiotics supplier

Core activity profit fell 30% in 2012 at Swedish probiotics supplier BioGaia – although a cash-rich, five-year licensing deal with Nestlé kept overall figures high even as that very deal...

Probiotech and Microbiota 2013

Law veteran on EU health claim laws: “There is something quite wrong here.”

One of the EU’s most venerated food law experts stated the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) has become so convoluted as to be unworkable, at a Brussels congress...

General Mills agrees to $8.5m settlement over YoPlus health claims

General Mills has agreed to pay $8.5m to settle a lawsuit that alleged it launched a national marketing campaign for its Yoplait YoPlus probiotic yogurt products in the US based on misleading...

Editor’s blog

Probiotics sector forced to swallow the EU’s bitter health claims pill

On a train to Brussels to cover NutraIngredients’ Probiotech and Microbiota two-day probiotic congress, had me wondering of the sector mood now it has had its claims ripped up by...

Live from Probiotech and Microbiota 2013

EU food marketing expert: Consumers don't understand probiotic health claims ban

Most consumers know little to nothing about the EU health claim system, the European Food Safety Authority nor why a blanket ban has been imposed on probiotic marketing across the...

Dairy products not ‘equally beneficial’ for bones - US research

Not all dairy products are equally beneficial in promoting bone strength, US researchers have claimed.

USDA agrees to explore including protein-packed Greek yogurt in its School Lunch program

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed it is considering including Greek yogurt in the National School Lunch Program, and has invited potential vendors to take part in a...

EU probiotic and antioxidant health claim ban called “absurd”

EU health claim laws that have banned the use of terms like probiotics and antioxidants because they are deemed to be implied claims, are “absurd”, a pressure group has said.

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