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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.

Optiwell has potential to create new UK dairy beverage sub-category: FrieslandCampina

Optiwell drinking yogurt has the potential to create a "new sub-category" within dairy beverages in the UK, says FrieslandCampina. 

School Lunch Program will create a generation of Greek yogurt eaters: Chobani

Chobani hopes to create a generation of Greek yogurt eaters by supplying the US National School Lunch Program in the long-term.

Chobani founder invests in upmarket coffee roaster La Colombe; no comment on reports it is exploring sale of minority stake

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya has invested an undisclosed sum in upmarket coffee firm La Colombe Coffee Roasters that will make him the majority owner, but says he will not take...

We haven't hit peak Greek yet, says Dannon as Evolution Fresh yogurts hit grocery stores nationwide

While some commentators believe we have reached ‘peak Greek’ in the yogurt aisle, Dannon remains bullish about the growth potential of Greek yogurt as new Evolution Fresh fruit-on-the-bottom Greek nonfat...

'Old school' Icelandic skyr and cream combo inspires siggi's whole milk yogurt

Skyr brand siggi's has launched a whole milk yogurt inspired by an "old-school" Icelandic consumption habit.

DSM unveils 'next generation' Greek Legends yogurt cultures

DSM has launched a range of yogurt cultures for thick and creamy products its has called ‘Greek Legends’.

Judge to FDA: When are you going to make a decision on evaporated cane juice labeling?

A federal judge in California has asked the FDA whether it is planning to clarify its position on evaporated cane juice (ECJ) labeling any time soon as confusion over whether...

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Origin yogurts ‘will continue to sell’ despite consumer bombardment: Euromonitor

Despite the bombardment of consumers with high-protein origin yogurts, products like Icelandic Skyr, and Greek and Australian yogurt "will continue to sell," says Euromonitor.

Chobani refreshes Simply 100 Greek yogurt range; appeals to ‘thoughtful weight managers’

Dollar sales of Chobani’s Simply 100 Greek yogurts have grown 25% in the first five months of 2015 vs the same period last year, while unit sales are up 28%,...

USDA to offer Greek yogurt to schools across US following pilot success

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially added Greek yogurt to the list of items available through the National School Lunch Program.

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Chobani CEO joins trade mission to Cuba led by Andrew Cuomo

Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya has joined other business leaders on a trade mission to Cuba led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo - the first governor-led state trade...

Dannon & Evolution Fresh join forces to launch new Greek yogurt products

Yogurt maker Dannon’s partnership with cold pressed juice giant Evolution Fresh creates a powerhouse that could bring renewed energy to the Greek yogurt category, which has been slowing recently.

Yogurt makers expand when and who eats yogurt with different product platforms

Yogurt manufacturers are rolling out a wide variety of new products to drive consumer interest in and consumption of the dairy product in an attempt to boost sales, which have...

General Mills seeks to patent method that transforms Greek yogurt waste

General Mills has applied to patent a method it claims produces prebiotic oligosacchride from Greek yogurt by-product, acid whey.

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‘What a difference a year makes!’ General Mills stops Yoplait yogurt rot and targets snackers

General Mills says US sales of Yoplait are booming, just a year after analysts expressed worries over the yogurt brand’s future – with the rebound driven by Greek and stripping...

Production ceases at Greek yogurt brand Three Happy Cows; founder sentenced to 5 years for arson

Production of Greek yogurt under the Three Happy Cows brand ceased at the end of January, FoodNavigator-USA has learned.

Irish-made, high-protein Powerful Yogurt launching in UK and Ireland

Irish-made, high-protein Powerful Yogurt will launch in the UK and Ireland next week under license from the brand's Miami-based creator.

Three Happy Cows: The party isn’t over for Greek yogurt; but the category is maturing

Are Americans falling out of love with Greek yogurt? No, says Three Happy Cows director of marketing Brian Twomey. But growth is slowing and space allocation in some stores is...

Greek yoghurt not ‘one dimensional’! Fage aims to educate consumers

Fage UK has launched a TV campaign aimed at changing the British consumer perception that Greek yoghurt is a “one dimensional product.”

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Powerful Yogurt launches 'first' high-protein Greek yogurt drink

Powerful Yogurt has officially launched what it claims is the first high-protein drink made with a Greek yogurt base.

Stevia-sweetened yogurt has 15g protein per 5.3oz pot

Brogurt alert! Dannon unveils protein-packed Oikos Triple Zero Greek yogurt

Dannon is attempting to revitalize the Greek yogurt category with a new high-protein Greek yogurt sweetened with stevia “that appeals equally to both men and women”.

Chobani: ‘Yes, we're looking for a new CEO, but to say the board is pushing Hamdi out is ridiculous’

Chobani has confirmed that it has been looking for a new CEO for some time, but says the process was set in motion by its current CEO, founder and chairman...

Greek yogurt's biggest guns explore creative ways to address acid whey challenge

A series of patent applications from General Mills reveals it has been exploring novel ways to ‘neutralize’ acid whey - a byproduct of some Greek yogurt production - and use...

Sales growth in US yogurt category will likely ‘venture into negative territory in 2015’

Three years ago, Greek yogurt was on fire. Today, as the category has matured, its growth has slowed to a more modest pace, while one market watcher predicts dollar sales...

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Chobani to open food incubator to help food entrepreneurs 'disrupt their respective categories'

Chobani is opening a food incubator in New York City designed to help entrepreneurial food companies “launch and disrupt their respective categories”.   

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