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Greek yogurt is thick, high in protein and low in fat, and the category is growing fast.

Chobani secures $750m investment to fund expansion, innovation plans

Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750m investment from private equity firm TPG Capital and its dedicated credit platform TPG Opportunities Partners to help fund its expansion and innovation...

Chobani takes on oatmeal, ice cream and snacks with new summer launches

Chobani has unveiled a raft of new products that will start hitting shelves this summer, including Chobani Oats - yogurt mixed with fruit and oats; Chobani Indulgent - its first...

Chobani generates explosive growth in Australia, unveils aggressive expansion plans in Asia, Latin America

Chobani has increased its Australian production from 25,000 cases a week to 25,000 cases a day in the past year, becoming the second best-selling yogurt brand in the nation’s top...

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NY Greek yogurt makers urged to apply for extended USDA pilot

US Senator Charles Schumer has urged New York-based Greek yogurt manufacturers, including Alpina, Fage, Chobani, and Muller Quaker Dairy, to apply to the soon-to-be expanded Greek Yogurt Pilot Program.

IRI: Portable nutrition, other ‘targeted’ innovation driving F&B brands, product launches

Top brands and new product launches are reaching increasingly segmented consumer groups through targeted, measured innovation, according to market research firm IRI Inc., which released its “New Product Pacesetters” and...

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Dannon teams up with Partnership for a Healthier America to boost nutrition profile of its yogurt

Dannon has pledged to boost the nutrition profile of its products after striking a deal with non-profit The Partnership for a Healthier America.

Chobani Simply 100 Greek yogurt snags 1.3% share of US yogurt market just six weeks after launch

New data from Nielsen reveals that Chobani’s Simply 100 Greek yogurt already has a 1.3% dollar share of all refrigerated yogurt, just six weeks after its national launch, with distribution...

Expo West Day One: The rise and rise of Sprouts, GMO battle lines, top trends and ‘ancient wisdom’

It’s 70 degrees, and there are a lot of free snacks, so the FoodNavigator-USA team did the decent thing and headed to Anaheim to bring you the highlights from the...

Danimals SuperStars: Dannon formulates Greek yogurt for kids with less tart taste and ‘mousse-like’ texture

Dannon has launched Danimals Superstars, a new range of Greek yogurts that has been formulated to appeal to children.

Chobani donates blocked Sochi Olympics shipment to food banks

Chobani has donated more than 5,000 pots of Greek yogurt originally intended for US athletes at the Winter Olympics in Sochi to food banks in New York and New Jersey.

60-second interview: Barb Yehling, Chief Marketing Officer, Muller Quaker Dairy

In conversation with Muller Quaker Dairy as Müller brand approaches $100m in US: 'Yogurt should be fun'

"Until now, Americans have been eating yogurt more because they ought to instead of because they want to," claims Barb Yehling, chief marketing officer at Muller Quaker Dairy (MQD) the joint venture...

Russia 'trying to resolve’ Chobani Olympics shipment fiasco

A shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt that was initially refused entry into Russia may still reach US athletes in Sochi before the Winter Olympics begin on Friday, says a leading...

Greek yogurt waste 'acid whey' a concern for USDA: Jones Laffin

Greek yogurt byproduct acid whey has become a significant concern for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), says a company tasked by the agency to complete the development of technology...

Chobani plugs its natural credentials in Superbowl ad featuring ‘discerning bear’

Chobani’s inaugural Super Bowl ad  is designed to set it apart from rivals by homing in on its ‘natural’ credentials.

10 food and beverage entrepreneurs to watch in 2014: From savory yogurt to seaweed chips

From savory yogurt and seaweed chips to healthy vending and protein-packed frozen yogurt, here's FoodNavigator-USA's pick of 10 entrepreneurs and CEOs to watch in food and beverage in 2014.

Chobani still #1 in Greek yogurt despite being “outspent dramatically" by rivals, says firm as Gen Mills claims most Americans prefer Yoplait Greek

Chobani “continues to lead the Greek yogurt category with 37.6% of the market, despite being outspent dramatically by competitors in advertising”, said the firm after rival Yoplait upped the ante...

USDA denies Greek yogurt school pilot expansion claims

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has rubbished premature claims by Chobani, a Senator and a Congressman that it has approved an expansion of the National School Lunch Program's Greek...

Whole Foods to drop Chobani in early 2014

Whole Foods said Wednesday it plans to dump Chobani as a yogurt supplier at the beginning of 2014, citing a number of reasons—primarily that it has become more selective in...

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...

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...

Trend spotting gallery: What’s hot and what’s not as we head into 2014?

From maple water to ‘brogurt’, posh jerky, seaweed chips, purple corn, gourmet popcorn and non-GMO labels; what were the hottest trends of 2013, and what’s on the menu for 2014?

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.

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.

General Mills makes health gains across US categories

General Mills has improved the health profile of 73% of its U.S. retail sales volume since 2005, with more than 20% improvement in fiscal 2013 alone. 

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