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UPDATE: US: Chobani hits Latin America, eyes Caribbean

16 April 2014

US yoghurt producer Chobani said today (16 April) it had started exporting to the Central American state of Panama - and is eyeing markets in the Caribbean.

AUSTRALIA: Chobani signs Singapore export contract

16 April 2014

Chobani has started operations in Singapore after sending across its first shipment since the launch of its A$30m plant in Dandenong in south Victoria.

US: PE firm TPG Capital "in talks to buy Chobani stake"

31 March 2014

Private-equity firm TPG Capital is in discussions with Chobani to buy a stake in the US yoghurt maker.

CAGE 2014: Danone leveraging breadth of offering in US yoghurt

21 March 2014

Danone believes it is well positioned in the competitive US yoghurt sector because it is the "only" company capable of meeting its customers' needs across Greek and traditional products, co-chief operating officer Emmanuel Faber has argued.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

17 March 2014

The biggest story of the week came as it started - with the announcement of the proposed merger between banana giants Chiquita Brands International and Fyffes. Elsewhere, UK grocers Morrisons and The Co-operative Group grabbed the headlines - the former for its bid to revive sales and the latter for the resignation of its chief executive.

Comment: Chobani wise to consider stake sale

13 March 2014

Chobani is the leading US manufacturer in the lucrative, high-growth Greek yoghurt sector. But with rising competition from the larger dairy majors - and Chobani's own growth aspirations globally - the company could well be wise to consider ways to secure a cash injection, Katy Askew suggests.

US: Yoghurt maker Chobani "mulls stake sale"

11 March 2014

Privately-owned US yoghurt firm Chobani has reportedly approached trade buyers and private-equity firms over the possible sale of a minority stake in the company.

US: Danone targets kids with Greek yoghurt NPD

5 March 2014

Danone has launched a Greek yoghurt product in the US aimed at children.

US: Russia blocks entry to US Olympic sponsor Chobani

5 February 2014

The Russian government has blocked Chobani's efforts to get its yoghurts to Sochi for US Olympic athletes.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

3 February 2014

Justin King announcing he was checking out of Sainsbury's after a decade in charge of the UK grocer led this week's industry headlines. Staying in the UK, Premier Foods sold control of its bread arm to US private-equity firm Gores Group, while Chobani vowed to go to the country's Supreme Court after another negative ruling in its labelling battle with Fage. And just-food filed reports both from India's annual Food and Grocery Forum and the global confectionery trade show ISM in Germany.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

3 February 2014

Sainsbury's ebullient boss Justin King this week announced his decision to quit after a decade in charge of the UK grocer. Premier Foods ceded control of its bread arm, although some in the City believe more action is needed to improve the UK group's balance sheet. And Chobani refuses to throw in the towel in its UK legal battle with Total yoghurt owner Fage.

UK: Chobani to take Greek yoghurt case to Supreme Court

30 January 2014

US-based yoghurt firm Chobani has vowed to take its battle over the term 'Greek' yoghurt in the UK to the country's Supreme Court.

just-food's review of 2013: Food firms eke out growth in down environment

6 January 2014

Continued evidence of the global slowdown has meant that food companies faced a year of weak consumer sentiment in 2013. This impacted demand across global markets. The food industry responded by increasingly looking to pockets of growth to maintain sales momentum. Katy Askew takes a look at which categories presented the greatest opportunities to expand the top line in mature markets.

just-food review of 2013: the year's most-read news stories

19 December 2013

The horsemeat scandal, the fixing of infant formula prices in China, Fonterra's botulism scare and the UK's push towards "hybrid" nutrition labels were among the news stories that grabbed your attention in 2013.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

16 December 2013

The first impact of Kellogg's "efficiency and effectiveness programme" emerged this week with news the US food group will close plants in Australia and Canada. Elsewhere, initial findings from a Government-backed report into the UK food supply chain were announced and the EU's food watchdog announced rules on aspartame were "safe".

US: Chobani adds 100-calorie line to range

10 December 2013

Chobani has added to its range in the US with the launch of a 100-calorie Greek yoghurt.

US: Chobani to advertise during Super Bowl

10 December 2013

Chobani has decided to advertise during the Super Bowl for the first time as part of efforts to stave off increasing competition in the Greek yoghurt sector in the US.

US: Chobani names P&G exec Golechha CFO

3 December 2013

Greek yoghurt maker Chobani has appointed Dipak Golechha as chief financial officer.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

2 December 2013

A change at the top of the world's largest retailer grabbed the headlines this week. Doug McMillon, the head of Wal-Mart's overseas business, is to be promoted to become the US retail giant's CEO. Elsewhere, there was a raft of M&A stories. Murray Goulburn made what is so far the highest bid for Australian dairy Murrau Goulburn, Associated British Foods lodged an interest in UK rice brand Tilda and Premier Foods is in talks with private equity over investment in its bread arm.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

2 December 2013

The battle for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory continued this week, with the latest twist coming from Australian dairy co-op Murray Goulburn, which increased its offer for the company.

UK: Chobani to temporarily withdraw from market

25 November 2013

Chobani has confirmed plans to temporarily withdraw all its products from the UK market.

FRANCE: Danone to launch Danio yoghurt

3 October 2013

Dairy giant Danone is to launch its Danio yoghurt line in France next year.

AUS: Chobani launches yoghurt in pouches

19 September 2013

Chobani has added to its portfolio in Australia with the launch of a range of yoghurt sold in pouches.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

9 September 2013

European retail giant Delhaize this week named its new CEO - ex-Metro executive Frans Muller - but his appointment, combined with the departure of its US boss, hit the company's shares. In the US, Mondelez International gave more detail on its plans to shake up its plant network and use fewer suppliers. And an investor in Smithfield Foods insisted it had received interest from rival suitors for the US pork giant that could be better value than the current agreed takeover bid from China's Shuanghui International.

US: Chobani issues recall notice after complaints of "illness"

5 September 2013

US-based Greek yoghurt producer Chobani has today (5 September) issued a recall notice after complaints its products were making consumers ill.

just the answer - Carlos Ramirez, Powerful Yogurt CEO

23 August 2013

Powerful Yogurt launched in the US last year, claiming to be the first Greek yoghurt designed for men. After securing retail listings in the Tri-state area, the brand is expanding further along the East Coast and has just announced plans to do business across the Atlantic in the UK and Ireland. Dean Best speaks to founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez about the competition in yoghurt and his ambitions for the brand.

UK: Yoghurt maker Chobani launches 2% fat range

13 August 2013

Chobani has added a range of 2% fat yoghurts to its range in the UK as it steps up its competition with Total Greek brand owner Fage.

US: Kellogg exec Denholm joins Chobani as COO

12 July 2013

US-based yoghurt group Chobani has appointed former Kellogg executive David Denholm as president and COO.

Comment: Determined General Mills facing stiff competition in US yoghurt

27 June 2013

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. However, the company faces rivals also on the front foot, writes Katy Askew.

US: Yoghurt firm Chobani launches more products

26 June 2013

Chobani is to add to its range of yoghurts with mix-ins in the US as competition in the sector heats up.

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