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Sales growth at Chobani, which only started producing Greek yogurt in 2007, has been nothing short of meteoric in recent years. The firm, which is America’s top selling yogurt brand, now commands more than 20% of the overall US yogurt market (dollar share).

The rise and rise of Greek yogurt. But is the growth sustainable?

By Elaine WATSON

From a standing start in 2007 - when it accounted for just 1% of refrigerated yogurt sales in the US food, drug and mass channels excluding Walmart (FDMx) - Greek yogurt now commands a whopping 35% share of the market, according to a new report from Packaged...

It’s all Greek to me! How fair was the ruling against Chobani?

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

It’s all Greek to me… How fair was the High Court ruling against Chobani?

By Mark ASTLEY

New York-based Chobani was handed an injunction last month prohibiting its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ in the UK following a court battle with rival, Fage, which claims that the term refers to geographical origin. But can Athens-based Fage stand by...

US dairy industry lobbying 2012: Who spent what and why?

US dairy industry lobbying 2012: Who spent what and why?

By Mark ASTLEY

Every year US dairy manufacturers and organisations pump millions of dollars into political campaigns in an attempt to influence proposed legislation. In 2012, the industry spent more than $7m. DairyReporter.com spoke to 2012's top five US dairy...

Dean Foods commends Fresh Dairy Direct Q4 performance

Dean Foods commends Fresh Dairy Direct Q4 performance

By Mark Astley

US dairy giant Dean Foods has reported better-than-expected profit for the last three months of 2012 – a result it has attributed to better “cost control and effective pricing” from its Fresh Dairy Direct business.

Functional improvements drive demand for milk proteins

Special Edition: Protein Rich Foods: The Next Generation

Functional improvements drive demand for milk proteins

By Hank Schultz

Continued development of new functional properties of casein and whey proteins will drive growth in their use and innovation in their applications in the coming year, said dairy experts.

Yasso co-founders Amanda Klane and Drew Harrington identified a gap in the market, and cashed in very, very quickly....

Big interview: Drew Harrington and Amanda Klane, co-founders, Yasso

Get him to the Greek! The meteoric rise of Yasso

By Elaine WATSON

It’s a runaway success story that will either inspire budding entrepreneurs across the nation or have them seething with jealousy... But it’s hard to think of a better example of a product that hit the market just at the right time.

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