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Chobani ramps up production at monster plant in Idaho as its Greek yogurt sales rise 32% in year-to-date

Chobani's yogurt factory in Twin Falls, Idaho - the largest in the world - has reached “optimal production capability”, churning out a million cases a week less than a year...

Greek yogurt 'opened up the market' for healthy dairy: Chr Hansen

The continuing popularity of high-protein Greek yogurt in the US has opened up the market for similar dairy products, such as quark, kefir, and drinking yogurt, according to Chr Hansen.

Danone to 'Brogurt': New directions in functional dairy 2013

We cast an eye over key dairy NPD in 2013, as Powerful Yogurt flexes its ‘brogurt’ muscles and one startup hopes its German-style quark can sweat a new US dairy category.

Chobani goes head to head with Yoplait Greek 100 with new all-natural Simply 100 Greek yogurt

Chobani is going head-to-head with Yoplait Greek 100 with the launch of Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt, a 100-calorie authentic strained Greek Yogurt sweetened with monk fruit, stevia leaf and evaporated...

Innova: More than a third of new yogurt launches in US feature protein claims

More than a third of new products launched in the US yogurt market in the year to September 2013 featured protein claims, according to new data from Innova Market Insights.

Clean labels, transparency and the rise of Greek yoghurt: Ingredion talks top European trends

The horsemeat crisis has boosted consumer demand for clean labels and ingredient traceability, according to vice president and general manager EMEA at Ingredion Jorgen Kokke.

Chobani begins UK withdrawal ahead of 'locally sourced' yogurt relaunch

Chobani has begun pulling its strained yogurt range from shelves in the UK ahead of a "locally sourced, locally crafted" product relaunch in 2014 or 2015.

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General Mills expects US yogurt business to return to growth in 2014

General Mills says it expects its US yogurt business to return to growth in 2014.

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Serac delivers seventh yogurt cup filling line to Chobani

Serac has furthered its relationship with New York-based Greek yogurt giant, Chobani - delivering its seventh Nova Linea cup filling line to company.

Four trends propelling the dairy market

An ageing population, new EFSA health claims, protein perceptions and a focus on sugar as opposed to fat are some key considerations that are or should be driving the dairy...

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Greek yogurt increased the relevance of protein analyser: FOSS

The growth of Greek yogurt has increased the relevance of in-line protein analysers within the North American dairy industry, FOSS has claimed.

Ingredient can open up market for high-protein drinking yogurt: Arla

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has unveiled the latest addition to its Nutrilac range – a whey protein ingredient designed to overcome the viscosity issues experienced when increasing the protein content...

PMMI 2013 Dairy Industry market assessment

Tumbling US milk sales spur processing turn to non-dairy drinks: PMMI

US dairy processors are countering declines in fluid milk consumption by processing non-dairy beverages including iced teas and coffees, almond or soy-based ‘milk’ drinks and even lemonades.

DRINKTEC 2013: WHAT CAUGHT OUR EYE AT THE SHOW

Stealing the show: Added value dairy drinks at Drinktec 2013

Ben Bouckley and Mark Astley from BeverageDaily.com and DairyReporter.com chat about technology and trends at Drinktec 2013, including the show’s growing international focus and the trend towards added-value dairy beverages....

General Mills: ‘Our Q1 Greek yogurt sales grew nearly 100%, more than double the growth rate of this segment’

US sales of General Mills’ Greek yogurt business “continue to significantly outpace the segment”, said CEO Ken Powell during the firm’s first quarter earnings call this week.

Don't waste your acid whey! Arla concept turns by-product into value-added dairy

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a concept for the utilization of Greek yogurt by-product, acid whey, which enables manufacturers to produce value-added dairy products using the waste product as...

Arla process transforms acid whey waste into value-added dairy

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a way to deal with acid whey waste from strained yoghurt manufacturing, transforming it into other value-added dairy products.

Chobani made people sick through its negligence, alleges California plaintiff

A California resident has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Chobani accusing it of negligence and breaching the implied warranty of merchantability for its yogurts following the recent mold...

Chr Hansen derives Greek yogurt cultures from artisanal Cretan yogurt

Chr Hansen has launched a range of “authentic” Greek yogurt cultures, developed from cultures found in artisanal yogurt from the island of Crete 20-years ago.

Danone Canada to expand Oikos Greek yogurt capacity

Danone in Canada has announced plans for a CAD$40m (US$39m, €29m) expansion of its Greek yogurt manufacturing capabilities – an investment designed to meet growing demand for its Oikos yogurt...

Chobani issues recall notice for moldy Greek yogurt following 'illness claims'

Chobani has issued an formal voluntary recall for one batch of its branded Greek yogurt in the US following reports of illness - just days after the company discovered mold...

Mold in Greek yogurt caused 'quality issue', says Chobani

Chobani has pinpointed a common type of mold as the cause of a "quality issue" that led it to pull pots of its popular Greek yogurt from retailer shelves across...

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

Has the UK Greek yogurt identity crisis left the market open to exploitation?

The UK Greek yogurt market is suffering from somewhat of an identity crisis, with near-identical products marketed under different names. Some would say the High Court ruling that caused the...

Chobani to remove hemp seeds from yogurt following US Air Force ban

Chobani has vowed to remove hemp seeds from its Blueberry Power Flip Greek yogurt pots, after the US Air Force banned consumption of the product over concerns about the seeds'...

KRI KRI, Waitrose eye UK demand for 'authentic' Greek yogurt

Greece-based dairy processor KRI KRI looks set to challenge Fage for a share of the “authentic” Greek yogurt market in the UK after agreeing a deal to supply major British retailer Waitrose....

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