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Editor's viewpoint: Land of the minnows

Size matters, right? Scale - and the economic benefits that come with it - provide a business with clout smaller competitors find hard to ba...

Chobani spreads wings amid pressure in yoghurt

With its latest new products, Chobani has signalled its ambitions - but the moves into categories like desserts and oatmeal could also sugge...

Comment: Chobani wise to consider stake sale

Chobani is the leading US manufacturer in the lucrative, high-growth Greek yoghurt sector. But with rising competition from the larger dairy...

Determined Gen Mills faces fierce yoghurt rivalry

General Mills, criticised over its US yoghurt business, is stepping up its activity in the sector, with an NPD drive in the next 12 months....

Latest Interviews

Powerful Yogurt pushes on as protein fight deepens 7 Nov 2014

Dean Best

In 2012, around the height of the Greek yoghurt boom in the US, Powerful Yoghurt launched with a high-protein product tailored for men. The business has carved out a foothold in a tough market, one that has become more competitive as consumer demand for protein-enriched foods rises. Dean Best caught up with Powerful Yogurt founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez to find out how the company is faring.

SIAL 2014: Greek yoghurt firm Fage targets Europe 22 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Greek dairy manufacturer Fage is eyeing growth in Europe as the Greek yoghurt craze in the US loses steam. Katy Askew caught up with the company at the SIAL exhibition in Paris to find out more.

Latest News

Chobani launches Tots infant range 23 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Yoghurt maker Chobani has launched a range targeting children aged one to two in the US.

Monde Nissin "to acquire Menora" 22 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Filipino conglomerate Monde Nissin is reportedly set to acquire Australian food group Menora Foods.

Food industry news of week: Tesco, General Mills 9 Jan 2015

Dean Best

Tesco this week claimed it wanted to "regenerate" its relationship with suppliers, with a strategy that looks set to cut the number of SKUs on sale in stores. Meanwhile, speculation emerged Brazilian private-equity firm and Heinz co-owner 3G Capital is looking at further acquisitions in the food industry.

Food industry quotes of week: Tesco, Chobani 9 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Chobani refuted claims its CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is being pushed out of his position. Elsewhere, Tesco outlined a new strategy expected to have a profound impact on the companies that supply the retailer. Findus acquired Nestle's Spanish frozen food business La Cocinera and HKScan announced it was axing 95 jobs across two of its sites in Denmark. Here is the week in quotes

CEO Ulukaya not being pushed out, insists Chobani 6 Jan 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Chobani has denied suggestions chairman and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is being pushed out of the company, with the yoghurt maker insisting its founder is leading the search for a new chief executive.

Latest blogs

Chobani brushes off Yoplait US ad offensive 23 Jan 2014

Dean Best

Chobani has led the boom in US demand for Greek yoghurt in recent years but its success has attracted rivals - including those with deep pockets - to the category. One, General Mills, has targeted Chobani in taste test ads for its Yoplait brand. Chobani has brushed off the move.

Company research

Global Dairy Food Market: News and Events December 2013

Global Dairy Food Market: News and Events December 2013

The report provides a review of the latest news and key events in the global dairy food market during December 2013. Summary Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight into the lat...

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Global Dairy Food Market: News and Events April 2014

Global Dairy Food Market: News and Events April 2014

Synopsis Using this report, marketers will effectively gain an insight into the latest happenings in the global dairy food market throughout the month. The monthly report provides the reader with the...

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Dairy Packaging in Australia

Dairy Packaging in Australia

Having registered unit volume growth of 6% in 2012 due largely to a trend towards smaller pack sizes that offer the benefits of “portion control”, unit volume growth in dairy packaging slipped to 3% i...

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