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Door to Door Organics eyes $500m prize as Millennials integrate online grocery shopping into their lifestyles

You can make money out of online grocery shopping if you have a scalable business model, a targeted range of high quality fresh foods, and the tools to help you build meaningful relationships with consumers, says Door to Door Organics, which has proved that you don’t need to be the size of Amazon to succeed.

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 shrinking, so brands that want to stay on shelf need to “identify the white space” and carve out a niche so they are not slogging it out on price.

Consumers want more than just cold and sweet

Arctic Zero unveils fresh new look, poised for ‘significant growth’ in 2015

Guilt-free but indulgent frozen dessert brand Arctic Zero grew sales by more than 25% in 2014 versus 2013 and is “poised for significant growth” in 2015, says the San Diego-based firm, which has just unveiled a new logo and pack design.

Consumers will eat more seeds and less red meat in 2015, dietitians predict

Seeds and nuts will usurp kale and coconut as the top two superfoods in 2015 as consumers look for on-the-go, nutrient dense foods, according to a survey of 500 registered dietitians conducted by the trade magazine Today’s Dietitian and the public relations agency Pollock Communications. 

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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.

Milk and milk drinks 'more effective rehydration options' than Powerade: Study

Milk and milk-based beverages can be more effective than traditional sports drinks at replacing fluid lost during exercise, the findings of an Australian study suggest.

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 Hamdi Ulukaya, so “to imply that he is being pushed out by the board is completely ridiculous”.

Reaching beyond athletes will drive sales of protein drinks

Consumer interest in health and wellness and on-the-go food continue to fuel growth in the nutritional drink category, but manufacturers could take sales even higher by targeting older and non-athletic consumers, according to Synergy Flavors and market research. 

Restaurants will balance local and global in 2015

Restaurants in 2015 will act locally when it comes to sourcing ingredients, but think globally when incorporating flavors into new dishes, the National Restaurant Association’s annual What’s Hot culinary forecast reveals.

Weight management and digestive wellness will heavily influence food purchases in 2015

Consumer desire to effectively manage their weight and improve their health through food will continue to influence new product development and sales in 2015, according to New Nutrition Business, a food- and nutrition-focused market research firm. 

Patent watch: Calcium-rich acid whey has potential in functional beverages, says inventor

Acid whey - a byproduct of Greek yogurt production that has been causing headaches for manufacturers - could be transformed “from a liability into an asset”, says a dairy scientist who has filed a patent covering beverages that cash in on acid whey’s “unique nutritional benefits”.

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Chobani tackles acid whey via new reverse osmosis filtration system at Twin Falls, Idaho

Chobani has installed a multi-million dollar reverse osmosis filtration system at its Twin Falls plant in Idaho that will help it better handle the whey generated as a byproduct of its production process.

Scientists shine light on ‘aerated’ dairy drink with satiety potential

Nottingham University scientists claim to have shone new light on the intra-gastric behaviour of ‘aerated’ drinks with enhanced satiating properties that they say could be used to fight obesity.

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 it in value-added food products, while Dannon and Chobani are also making progress in tackling the industry-wide challenge.

Dairy free frozen desserts bright spot in category

Who is winning in the US retail frozen desserts market?

While frozen yogurt franchises might be appearing on every street corner, US retail sales of frozen yogurt/tofu have slumped over the past year, with multi-outlet* data from Chicago-based market research firm IRI revealing an 8.23% drop in dollar sales and a 9.94% decline in unit sales in the 52 weeks to November 2, 2014.

Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking

An organization supporting “family-scale” farming accuses the makers of Dannon, Yoplait and other yogurt manufacturers of misleading parents to believe their yogurts are healthy, even though some products include sugar and “myriad questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colors and emulsifiers.”

Talenti revenues are set to reach $120m this year

Unilever deal creates an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to expand our footprint, says Talenti gelato CEO

Becoming part of a global company will give best-selling gelato & sorbet brand Talenti an “unprecedented opportunity to grow and expand its footprint”, says the Minneapolis-based company, which has been snapped up by Unilever for an undisclosed sum.

Double-the-price US premium Fairlife milk brand will ‘rain money’: Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is confident its premium Fairlife milk brand, due to launch across the US next month, will "rain money" once established in the market.

Sick of skateboarding kids and milk carton cows? Tetra Pak exec urges smarter design decisions

Tetra Pak's Suley Muratoglu has challenged packaging designers and brands to shake up the beverage and liquid dairy markets with better graphic design implementation.

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