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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.

Grupo Lala to acquire Vigor Brazil

Grupo Lala has agreed to acquire 91.99% equity share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., as well as its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos S.A., for US$1.8bn (R$5,725m)....

Growth in low pH beverages creates opportunity for pectin

As palates in North America change and acidified foods become more acceptable, space is created, too, for additives such as pectin that can handle specific pH regimes.

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Indian dairy brand owner turns to Belgian investor for round-B funding

The parent of Epigamia Greek yoghurt has raised INR900m (US$14m) in funding from a Belgian private equity group.

Chobani CMO on Greek yogurt: ‘We think the category should be double what it is today’

Greek yogurt accounts for about 54% of the overall yogurt category in the US, coming a long way from less than 1% of the market nine years ago when Chobani...

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group eyes Danone’s Stonyfield in $850m bid

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., China’s largest dairy manufacturer by retail sales, has made an $850m bid for Danone-owned Stonyfield Farm, producer of organic and Greek yogurt products. ...

Parmalat buys specialty US dairy companies

Parmalat S.p.A. has announced its LAG Holding Inc. subsidiary has acquired two US dairy companies.

Chobani beats Yoplait in sales and market share as Dannon takes No. 1 spot in US yogurt market

Yoplait has been surpassed in the US yogurt market by privately-owned Greek yogurt maker Chobani, with Dannon representing the top yogurt brand in the US with a 34% market share.

Can Japanese be the next Greek? Morinaga preps ALOVE Japanese-style yogurt launch in US

Through its Nutritional Foods arm, Japanese dairy giant Morinaga is entering the US dairy market with the launch of its ALOVE aloe vera yogurt, which will debut at the Expo...

Could Vietnamese yogurt join the ranks of Greek and Icelandic varieties one day?

YaÜ Vietnamese yogurt may be the next newcomer to the dairy aisle after the start-up raised more than triple their Kickstarter fundraising goal of $10,000.

Opportunity exists for cultured dairy options such as quark

Relative newcomer Misha Quark is looking to edge its way into the crowded cultured-dairy market. 

EasiYo expands to Europe through Ornua Nutritional Ingredients partnership

Ornua Nutrition Ingredients (ONI), a supplier of nutrition ingredients, and EasiYo, a homemade yogurt brand from New Zealand, have entered into a supply partnership. 

Chobani notched up double-digit US growth in 2016, has ‘no plan’ to head back to Europe right now

While growth in the US yogurt category fell into negative territory in 2016, Chobani's US operation notched up double-digit sales and volume growth last year, driven by a strong performances...

DuPont announces €57m European dairy investment

DuPont Nutrition & Health is to invest $60 million (€57m) in expanding dairy culture production sites in France and Germany.

What will the top texture trends be in 2017?

In 2016 15% of new food products launched in Europe employed themes concerning texture combinations – often on well-established product types such as yoghurt. FoodNavigator looks at some of the...

Premium Ingredients launches dairy protein stabilizer for Greek style yogurt and Petit-suisse

Premium Ingredients has launched Premilac XLY-15049, a stabilizer based on dairy protein for the production of Greek style yogurt and Petit-suisse.

Savory yogurt is taking off, but how will it fit into Americans’ daily diets?

Savory yogurt has taken off in the US, helped by the huge wave of popularity of the now $8bn Greek yogurt industry, and many yogurt manufacturers are clamoring to make...

Americans turn to drinkable yogurt to satisfy their hunger for innovation in cultured dairy

Sales of drinkable yogurt have grown 62% in the past five years, reaching $893m in 2016, marking the second consecutive year of double-digit gains, according to recent Mintel research.

General Mills has firm plans to reinvigorate slumping yogurt category for FY17

General Mills has proposed a global strategy, based on past successes in its other core product categories, to reinvigorate the yogurt category, which has an estimated $8bn value in the...

Chobani launches in Mexico, marking first international export deal

US-based Greek yogurt company Chobani has expanded its operations into Mexico with the launch of two of its yogurt lines to 33 cities in the country in an effort to...

Muuna has high hopes for cottage cheese category with new products launch

Muuna aims to give cottage cheese a revamped perception among consumers with the introduction of its new product line.

Shoppers aren’t confused by our labels, Chobani tells court: ‘Plaintiffs count on a consumer who is a veritable fool’

A false advertising lawsuit alleging that Chobani’s labels are confusing and deceptive, paints American consumers as credulous fools unable to apply common sense when they go shopping, argues the yogurt...

UPM Conveyors helps Tims Dairy ramp up yogurt production

UPM Conveyors has worked with UK company Tims Dairy to deliver the necessary expansion required to meet commercial demand.

Chobani Food Incubator aims to rev up next generation of mission-based food start-ups

In keeping with its mission-based foundation of “making better food for more people,” Chobani is now accepting applications for its new Food Incubator Program to help entrepreneurs and small food...

Chobani rolls out Drink Chobani and new flavors for summer

Chobani has launched its new product, Drink Chobani, and introduced flavor additions across four of its existing yogurt lines: Flip, Simply 100, Chobani kids, and Meze dips, all set to...

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...

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