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Greek Yogurt Revolution

Greek Yogurt Revolution

Consumer demand for Greek yogurt has rocketed in recent years. In 2007, it accounted for just 1% of US yogurt sales. Now, around half of all yogurt sold in America is Greek. Interest has since spread beyond the US - to Europe, Asia and Australasia - and has inspired a new generation of high-protein 'origin' yogurt products.

Chobani promotes yogurt dip line with vegetable-filled NYC townhouse

Following the launch of its Meze dip line this June, the company’s first departure from the dairy aisle, Chobani will offer a four-night stay in an “edible” living space in...

Kefir can compete with Greek yogurt says Lifeway CEO as sales rise

US supplier of kefir cultured dairy products Lifeway Foods is expanding with probiotics supplements, and hopes to take over from the Greek yogurt sector, investors heard at the first quarter...

Chobani CEO gives 10% ownership stake to 2,000 employees

Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya rewarded 2,000 Chobani employees with 10% of the company’s shares, he announced in person at one of Chobani’s factories in New Berlin, New York.

Chobani continues Olympic Team USA sponsorship with launch of Rio-inspired yogurt flavors

Chobani Greek Yogurt has introduced a line of three limited edition yogurt flavors, inspired by the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games in Rio de Janiero. 

Country View Dairy to increase its yogurt production through new co-packing project

Iowa-based Country View Dairy is in talks to co-pack for another yogurt manufacturer in the near future to increase its own yogurt production, according to the company’s director of marketing...

Special edition: Protein perspectives

Whistle stop tour: Protein global

Western Europeans are numero uno when it comes to per-capita protein consumption; bread is surprisingly the most popular protein medium; and protein has well and truly invaded the healthy snacking category....

FMI report says Greek yogurt still growing

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI), Yoghurt Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 is being published in May 2016.

News in brief

Chobani growing in Idaho

US yogurt producer Chobani has announced an approximately $100m expansion to its manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, which will be used to expand production capability to meet demand for...

GCC plans Greek yoghurt expansion

Turkish food producer Pinar plans to grow its presence in the GCC with new facilities and products, building on the high market penetration of its labneh in the region.

Yogurt is a suitable matrix to deliver vitamin K2, says study

Vitamin K2-enriched yogurt and soft gels are effective for booting levels of the vitamin, says a new study from The Netherlands.

Dispatches from Probiota 2016

Must read: Many, many things you need to know about probiotics until 2020

The global probiotics market is worth €32bn according to latest Euromonitor data and analysis presented recently at Probiota in Amsterdam – and that excludes fermented sour milks worth another €5.8bn.

Consumers may add too much sugar to yogurt: French study

Consumers who add their own sugar to yogurt may be adding too much, according to a recent French study.

Chobani exec: Connectivity online allows for better innovation

Connectivity is essential to innovation of new products in the modern age, according to Chobani Inc.’s chief customer officer Beau Mainous.

Odysea launch new spreadable feta product

Artisan Greek food brand Odysea has launched a Feta & Greek Yoghurt spread, now available exclusively from Waitrose in the UK.

After Chobani launch, Savory yogurt may be next category shift: Mintel analyst

Chobani’s newest sweet and spicy line, including pineapple chipotle and mango sriracha, may be a sign of what’s next in the yogurt market, a Mintel analyst said.

Dairy can help improve liver function, reduce systemic inflammation: Study

Dairy intake will help lower systemic inflammation and liver enzymes in those who have metabolic syndrome and typically do not consume dairy, according to a recent study.

Dairy can help reduce risk of stroke, hypertension: Study

Eating dairy, especially yogurt, could go a long way toward reducing the risk of hypertension and stoke, according to a recent study.

US Greek yogurt market to reach $4bn by 2019: Technavio

The Greek yogurt revolution will continue its stateside ascent, according to Technavio. The market is slated to grow 5% each year before reaching $4bn in 2019.

Low-fat diet not helpful for long-term weight loss: Study

Those who eat a low-fat diet may have a harder time losing weight and keeping it off over time, according to a recent study.

The emotions of yogurt: Study finds vanilla makes people happy

A study suggests consumers have positive emotional responses to yogurts that are vanilla-flavored or low in fat.

Healthy fat: California entrepreneur markets triple-fat yogurt as healthy

One entrepreneur wants to ride the wave of dairy fat positivity into a new yogurt business, with a triple-cream, unsweetened organic yogurt.

Schools could save up to 40% on yogurt through proposal considered by USDA: Dannon

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering a Dannon proposal that would see yogurt provided to school districts at a potential discount of up to 40%.

Arla Foods ordered to stop selling yogurt labelled 'Skyr' in Finland

Arla Foods has been ordered to stop selling yogurt labelled as Skyr in Finland following a legal challenge by an Icelandic producer. 

Coca-Cola pulls out of talks to acquire stake in Chobani: Reports

The Coca-Cola Company has reportedly pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in US Greek yogurt giant, Chobani.

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr 'sufficiently different' from other origin yogurts

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr is "sufficiently different" from the increasing number of 'origin yogurt' products available in the US, says the man behind the brand.

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