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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.

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...

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.

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