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FAGE Dairy announces Greek exit as financial crisis deepens

Greek dairy giant FAGE has announced that it is transferring its headquarters from Athens to Luxembourg – a move that some consider an attempt to reduce its exposure to the...

Chobani class action litigants join forces over evaporated cane juice complaint

Civil litigation against Greek yogurt giant Chobani over its use of the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ to describe sugar (dried cane syrup) is about to move into a new phase...

Will capacity surge put pressure on prices as big guns invest in the Greek yogurt boom?

The rush to build new capacity in the US yogurt sector - largely driven by the Greek yogurt boom - could put pressure on prices in the short term, although...

Greek identity crisis? Cabot Greek-style yogurt is not a yogurt at all, claims plaintiff

The second class action lawsuit in six months to question whether a Greek yogurt brand meets the legal standard of identity for yogurt in the US has been filed in...

Chobani sets its sights on UK Greek yogurt market domination

US yogurt giant Chobani has set its sights on UK Greek yogurt category domination and is aiming to mirror its impressive US yogurt market achievements.

USDA urged to update nutritional guidelines on Greek yogurt

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been urged to update its nutritional guidelines to differentiate Greek from other traditional types of yogurt and reclassify it as a high protein...


Chobani continued to dominate the US yogurt market, Danone issued a profit warning, Arla strengthened its position in the UK, Fonterra dropped down the world dairy rankings....

Chobani continued to dominate the US yogurt market, Danone issued a profit warning, Arla furthered its position in the UK and Fonterra dropped down the world dairy rankings....

Muller Quaker Dairy breaks ground on first US yogurt plant

Muller Quaker Dairy, the joint venture between PepsiCo and the Germany-based Theo Müller Group, has broken ground on its first US yogurt manufacturing plant – less than a month after...

Court dismisses Danone challenge to Chobani Canadian import permit

Chobani Greek-style yogurt manufacturer Agro-Farma Inc. is celebrating a major legal victory in Canada, after the country’s Federal Court dismissed a bid by rival firms to keep it off shelves....

News in brief

Danone Greek yogurt honoured at Canadian retail awards

Danone’s Oikos Greek yogurt has been named Canada’s ‘Best New Dairy Product’, just months after its launch in the country.

Yogurt expertise and US consumer knowledge will differentiate us – Müller Quaker Dairy

Müller Quaker Dairy believes tapping into Müller’s yogurt manufacturing expertise and PepsiCo’s strong American legacy will differentiate it from other brands in the expanding US dairy market....

General Mills’ Greek yogurt is ‘not yogurt at all’, lawsuit claims

A class action lawsuit filed in California claims that General Mills’ Yoplait-brand fat-free Greek yogurt is misbranded because it contains milk protein concentrate (MPC), which is not listed as a...

Danone and Chobani lead ‘two horse’ US Greek yogurt race - analyst

Danone and Chobani have taken a clear lead in what has become a “two horse race” to dominate the US Greek yogurt market, Wall Street analysts have claimed.

Chobani facing lawsuit over ‘evaporated cane juice’ labelling violation

Yogurt manufacturer Chobani Inc. is facing legal action in the US over claims that its use of the term ‘evaporated cane juice’ on its Greek yogurt products violates federal and...

Greek yogurt success expanding beyond the refrigerator

Food companies are getting creative with Greek yogurt, expanding it into new categories and formats, as they seek to profit from its meteoric rise.

Greek yogurt and ‘better-for-you’ products set to drive 2012 US dairy sales

The ever-growing popularity of ‘better-for-you’ organic and functional food is set to drive US dairy sector sales in 2012, according to an industry trends report.

Top 5 US yogurt brands - Chobani wins while Danone, Yoplait brands lose out

US yogurt consumers showed their taste for Greek indulgence in an influential 2012 research poll by Harris Interactive, reporting higher satisfaction levels with major brands such as Chobani and surprise...

Kraft withdrawal shows penetrating US Greek yogurt market isn’t easy: Danone

Danone has hinted that Kraft’s withdrawal from the booming Greek yogurt category in the US is proof of how hard it is to penetrate the sector within a refrigerated yogurt...

Danone threatens Chobani Greek yogurt bandwagon with legal action

Danone has confirmed that it is taking legal action to strike down a one-year Canadian import permit allowing US Greek yogurt sensation Chobani to pay greatly reduced duty of just...

Fage USA: Meteoric Greek yogurt growth showing no signs of slowing down

The momentum behind Greek yogurt in the US is showing no signs of slowing down, according to the company that first introduced US consumers to the product.

Chobani considers third North American factory - in Canada

Greek yogurt maker Chobani's third production facility in North America will be in Canada, FoodNavigator-USA has learned.

Investing in the Greek yogurt boom: Agro Farma to open second Chobani yogurt facility

New York-based Agro Farma has said it intends to open a $100m Greek yogurt manufacturing facility for its Chobani yogurt, in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Greek yogurt sales surge at General Mills as new capacity comes online

General Mills expects to see a sharp acceleration in Greek yogurt sales this year after bringing on new manufacturing capacity and ratcheting up advertising spend.

National Starch develops ingredient for no-strain Greek yogurt

Corn Products’ National Starch introduced a new tapioca starch ingredient at the IFT expo in New Orleans last week for making thick, creamy, Greek-style yogurt without the need for straining.

Greek yogurt: Beyond the dairy aisle

There are numerous ways for food manufacturers to take advantage of trendy Greek yogurt, says Sharon Gerdes, a senior account manager at the US Dairy Export Council.

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