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Forget Greek yogurt, says Trimona Foods founder. The Bulgarians invented yogurt, and it's coming to America...

Not so long ago, the only yogurt that US consumers - and retail buyers - appeared to be interested in was the thick, protein-packed Greek variety. Today, as brands such...

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya pledges $2m to help refugees on Turkish border

Chobani founder & CEO Hamdi Ulukaya - a Kurdish Turk who move to the US in the 1990s - has pledged $2 million to charities that are helping refugees escaping...

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Chobani to power Team USA until 2020 after inking new deal with Olympic Committee

Chobani will serve as the official yogurt provider to Team USA for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil, the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea,...

Pumpkin Spice fastest growing SKU in our history says Chobani (and ‘natural’ claims still resonate, says marketing chief)

Chobani’s ‘limited batch’ Pumpkin Spice Greek yogurt has emerged as the “fastest-growing SKU in the history of the company” and its most successful new launch, following its debut on Labor...

Yoplait Greek offerings drive 34% General Mills yogurt sales increase

Despite an overall fall in revenue and profit in Q1 FY 2015, sales of General Mills yogurt, driven by its Yoplait Greek and Greek 100 offerings, jumped 34%. 

Chobani rapped over knuckles by NAD over ‘Farmland’ Greek yogurt ads

Chobani has been rapped over the knuckles by ad watchdog the National Advertising Division (NAD*) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus over its ‘Farmland’ ad, which implied that its...

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.

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...

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."

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...

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.

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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New York crowned US capital of yogurt for second year

New York, the home of Chobani, Fage USA, and Muller Quaker Dairy, has held on to its status as the US capital of yogurt, the state's governor Andrew Cuomo has...

Packaging differentiation 'a key point' for yogurt brands: Arcil

Vincent Altazin from Synerlink/Arcil tells DairyReporter.com how its integrated AP Sleever will enable yogurt manufacturers and brand-owners to differentiate their products while keeping costs low.

YoCrunch and Kellogg's partner to bring cereal to the yogurt aisle

Danone's US 'yogurt with toppers' business YoCrunch has teamed up with Kellogg's to combine the latter's most popular breakfast cereal brands with Greek and traditional yogurt.

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Newman's Own brand enters US Greek yogurt market

Newman’s Own, the food firm established by late Oscar-winning actor Paul Newman, is venturing into the highly-competitive US Greek yogurt market.

Chobani secures $750m investment to fund expansion, innovation plans

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750m investment from private equity firm TPG Capital and its dedicated credit platform TPG Opportunities Partners to help fund its expansion and innovation...

Back on track: Strong Q2 balances out natural colours loss for Chr. Hansen

Ingredients giant Chr. Hansen has an unchanged outlook for full year, after a strong second quarter eased the woes created by the firm losing its biggest colours customer in Q4...

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NY Greek yogurt makers urged to apply for extended USDA pilot

US Senator Charles Schumer has urged New York-based Greek yogurt manufacturers, including Alpina, Fage, Chobani, and Muller Quaker Dairy, to apply to the soon-to-be expanded Greek Yogurt Pilot Program.

Yoplait Liberté 'naturally thick' yogurt claim not misleading: ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint that challenged claims that Yoplait's strained Greek-style Liberté yogurt is ‘naturally thick’.

Chobani donates blocked Sochi Olympics shipment to food banks

Chobani has donated more than 5,000 pots of Greek yogurt originally intended for US athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi to food banks in New York and New Jersey.

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