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Yakult to build second Yongshe plant

Yakult Honsha’s love affair with Yonghe is set to continue with the announcement of a second plant to be built in the economic zone in Guangzhou Province, China. The factory,...

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Chobani plans Asian charge with new Australian factory

Chobani has opened new A$30m factory on the outskirts of Melbourne that will act as the company's hub for expansion across Asia.


Yogurt culture ensures taste and texture throughout shelf life - DSM

DSM has developed a new yogurt culture - DelvoYog Very Mild - which delays the onset of post acidification, assuring “optimal taste and texture” throughout the shelf life of yogurt products....

Investment will increase yogurt, milk processing capacity - Meiji

Japanese dairy giant Meiji Holdings has set aside 11.5bn yen ($140m, €110m) to build and equip a new processing plant under plans to increase its yogurt and milk product processing...

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Greek and Greek-style products accounted for 29% of US yogurt launches in year to June 2012

Launches of Greek and Greek-style products accounted for 29% of US yogurt launches in the 12 months to the end of June 2012, according to new data from Innova Market Insights.

FAGE Dairy announces Greek exit as financial crisis deepens

Greek dairy giant FAGE has announced that it is transferring its headquarters from Athens to Luxembourg – a move that some consider an attempt to reduce its exposure to the...

Chobani class action litigants join forces over evaporated cane juice complaint

Civil litigation against Greek yogurt giant Chobani over its use of the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ to describe sugar (dried cane syrup) is about to move into a new phase...

Ultima Foods invests $22m in latest Granby yogurt plant expansion

Ultima Foods has committed an additional $22m ($22.5m, €17.5m) in an effort to increase yogurt production capacity at its Granby plant – the second investment of its kind at the...

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Yoplait launches US frozen yogurt range

Yoplait is making its debut in the freezer aisle through the launch of its new Yoplait Original and Greek Frozen Yogurt range in the US.

Dannon slams ‘poorly informed and frivolous’ Activia yogurt identity lawsuit

Dannon has dismissed a class action lawsuit alleging that its Activia yogurts do not meet FDA-approved standards of identity as “poorly informed and frivolous”.

Arla targets high protein yoghurt trend

European interest in high protein foods has moved into the mainstream, according to Arla Foods Ingredients, which has introduced two new ingredients for boosting the protein content of yoghurt.

Will capacity surge put pressure on prices as big guns invest in the Greek yogurt boom?

The rush to build new capacity in the US yogurt sector - largely driven by the Greek yogurt boom - could put pressure on prices in the short term, although...

Greek identity crisis? Cabot Greek-style yogurt is not a yogurt at all, claims plaintiff

The second class action lawsuit in six months to question whether a Greek yogurt brand meets the legal standard of identity for yogurt in the US has been filed in...

Chobani sets its sights on UK Greek yogurt market domination

US yogurt giant Chobani has set its sights on UK Greek yogurt category domination and is aiming to mirror its impressive US yogurt market achievements.

USDA urged to update nutritional guidelines on Greek yogurt

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to update its nutritional guidelines to differentiate Greek from other traditional types of yogurt and reclassify it as a high protein...

Proposals will boost New York yogurt production – NY Governor

New York State governor Andrew Cuomo has vowed to increase yogurt production in the state – signalling his intentions to make New York the US capital of yogurt production.


Chobani continued to dominate the US yogurt market, Danone issued a profit warning, Arla strengthened its position in the UK, Fonterra dropped down the world dairy rankings....

Chobani continued to dominate the US yogurt market, Danone issued a profit warning, Arla furthered its position in the UK and Fonterra dropped down the world dairy rankings....

Muller Quaker Dairy breaks ground on first US yogurt plant

Muller Quaker Dairy, the joint venture between PepsiCo and the Germany-based Theo Müller Group, has broken ground on its first US yogurt manufacturing plant – less than a month after...

Court dismisses Danone challenge to Chobani Canadian import permit

Chobani Greek-style yogurt manufacturer Agro-Farma Inc. is celebrating a major legal victory in Canada, after the country’s Federal Court dismissed a bid by rival firms to keep it off shelves....

Lentils promise growth in probiotic yoghurts

Green lentils have been shown to enhance the growth beneficial bacteria in probiotic yoghurt products, and may even offer added shelf life protection, according to new research.

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Land O’Lakes gets green light for dairy desserts acquisition

The US Federal Trade Commission has cleared Land O’Lakes' acquisition of chilled dairy desserts manufacturer Kozy Shack.

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Danone Greek yogurt honoured at Canadian retail awards

Danone’s Oikos Greek yogurt has been named Canada’s ‘Best New Dairy Product’, just months after its launch in the country.

Yogurt expertise and US consumer knowledge will differentiate us – Müller Quaker Dairy

Müller Quaker Dairy believes tapping into Müller’s yogurt manufacturing expertise and PepsiCo’s strong American legacy will differentiate it from other brands in the expanding US dairy market....

Land O’Lakes enters Kozy Shack chilled dairy desserts acquisition agreement

US dairy giant Land O’Lakes has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based chilled dairy desserts manufacturer Kozy Shack Enterprises.

PepsiCo and Müller JV yogurts to enter booming US market

Müller Quaker Dairy – the joint venture between PepsiCo and German firm Müller – has set its sights on the booming US yogurt market through the launch of three products never...

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