Greek Yogurt Revolution

Chobani said it plans to introduce two incubator classes per year to expand the program’s impact.

Chobani reveals its largest incubator class

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Chobani’s third and largest incubator class for Spring 2018 includes nine “purpose-driven” food and beverage startups selected by CEO Hamdi Ulukaya based on their potential to transform traditional product categories.

While The Compass Group took top spot in Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ for the food sector, dairy was well represented, with three companies making the top 10. ©GettyImages/AndreyPopov

What does it take to be a leader in dairy innovation?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Three dairy companies made the top 10 list of Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ in the food sector for 2018 – Chobani (in third spot), Eden Creamery (the makers of Halo Top, in fifth) and The a2 Milk Company, in ninth place.

Building on it success in the US market, General Millls is bringing Oui yogurt to the UK later this year.

General Mills optimistic on yogurt business as it eyes more markets

By Mary Ellen Shoup

General Mills has been working to turn around its yogurt business and is starting to see slow signs of improvement but "there is more work to do," CEO Jeff Harmening said during the CAGNY (Consumer Analyst Group) conference in New York City.

A team of scientists has developed a way to convert acid whey from making Greek yogurt into sustainable biofuels.  ©GettyImages/Oskanov

Scientists discover new use for Greek yogurt acid whey

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Researchers from the Department of Environmental Conservation of New York State have developed a way to convert acid whey left over from Greek yogurt production into sustainable biofuel and chemicals.

Icelandic Provisions CEO: Skyr could be as big as Greek

Icelandic Provisions CEO: Skyr could be as big as Greek

By Elaine Watson

Could skyr – which is higher in protein and lower in sugar – be as big as Greek yogurt, or is the ‘Icelandic’ segment of the dairy aisle likely to remain a quirky niche? Ten years ago, people were asking the same question about Greek yogurt, says the...

Grupo Lala's aquisition of Vigor Alimentos S.A. of Brazil will give it access to the largest dairy consumer market in Latin America. Pic: Vigor

Grupo Lala to acquire Vigor Brazil

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo Lala has agreed to acquire 91.99% equity share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., as well as its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos S.A., for US$1.8bn (R$5,725m).