10 December 2013
Chobani has added to its range in the US with the launch of a 100-calorie Greek yoghurt.
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.
3 December 2013
Greek yoghurt maker Chobani has appointed Dipak Golechha as chief financial officer.
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.
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.
25 November 2013
Chobani has confirmed plans to temporarily withdraw all its products from the UK market.
3 October 2013
Dairy giant Danone is to launch its Danio yoghurt line in France next year.
19 September 2013
Chobani has added to its portfolio in Australia with the launch of a range of yoghurt sold in pouches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
12 July 2013
US-based yoghurt group Chobani has appointed former Kellogg executive David Denholm as president and COO.
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.
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.
11 June 2013
US-based yoghurt producer Chobani has secured an appeal over a UK ruling that said it could not sell its products as Greek yoghurt in the country.
10 June 2013
UK retailer Tesco last week published its latest trading update that the City suggested showed it had lost momentum and was facing challenges at home and abroad. Elsewhere, a fire at a poultry facility in China took the lives of nearly 120 workers. just-food also published a management briefing, which took at look at the global cereal market.
6 June 2013
PepsiCo and Muller this week opened their US yoghurt plant with much fanfare. Demand for yoghurt has increased in recent years, per capita consumption is relatively low and the companies believe they can benefit. However, the new facility has added to the already increasing capacity in the sector, which is now seeing only sales of Greek yoghurt grow and an intensification in promotional activity.
4 June 2013
PepsiCo and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller, the German dairy group, have formally opened their yoghurt plant in New York state.
31 May 2013
General Mills, which has struggled to grow its US yoghurt brands, said yesterday (30 May) it would look to marketing and innovation to revitalise sales in the increasingly promotional category.
3 May 2013
Dean Foods has formally given the green light for the spin-off of soy and organic business WhiteWave Foods - and analysts are setting out companies they believe could be interested in the Horizon Organic and Alpro owner.
8 April 2013
China dominated our headlines in the first part of the week. Swiss firm Hero Group was forced to defend the safety of its infant formula in the country after allegations a local distributor mislabelled products. Wal-Mart, meanwhile, issued a statement to reiterate its expansion plans in China after it emerged it would close three stores there. Emerging markets continued to feature heavily, with news Qatar had bought a majority stake in Indian group Bush Foods Overseas. And we interviewed the CEO of ambitious Brazilian dairy group Vigor.
8 April 2013
This week saw just-food speak with a number of company executives including the chief marketing officer of Burton's Biscuit Co. about the firm's plans and Vigor CEO Gilberto Xandó about the Brazilian dairy group's ambitions. Meanwhile, just-food published an in-depth analysis of our recent confidence survey, which brought together the opinion of food industry professionals from across the world.
4 April 2013
Chobani's failure to win a court case in the UK over the labelling of its yoghurts as Greek resulted in an injunction against the firm last week. The result, however, now raises questions as to the importance of the provenance of Greek yoghurt for consumers and whether this could lead to similar cases and, in turn, more formal EU regulation.
2 April 2013
Dairy featured heavily in our headlines last week. We interviewed Fonterra's CFO about the New Zealand giant's half-year results and plans for emerging markets. Swiss peer Emmi published its annual figures and we spoke to its international boss about its plans outside its domestic market. Meanwhile, in the UK, Greek yoghurt producer Fage won its court battle with rival Chobani over how the US firm labels its products here.
2 April 2013
Last week, just-food grilled a number of top executives on their growth plans and strategy for the future. Fonterra CFO Jonathan Mason told how the New Zealand dairy giant is exploiting increased demand for dairy in emerging markets. The head of Emmi's international business talked about international sales targets. And Divine Chocolate's commercial director told us about how it is facing pressure on Fairtrade specialists.
28 March 2013
Chobani has said it remains "unwavering" in its interpretation of the term 'Greek yoghurt' despite losing a UK court battle this week over the labelling of its Greek line.
27 March 2013
US yoghurt producer Chobani has lost a court case in the UK over the "misleading" labelling of its Greek yoghurts.
21 December 2012
In the final week before the Christmas and New Year break, just-food published its review of the year, which included lists of our most-read content and featured an in-depth look at the M&A, retail trends, sustainability initiatives and commodity volatility we have seen in 2012. Elsewhere, the founder of US yoghurt firm Chobani ruled out a sale of the business, Sainsbury's said talk chief executive Justin King could leave in February "pure speculation" and Italian food group Barilla outlined its plans for emerging markets.
21 December 2012
As the week draws to an end and the industry prepares to take a Christmas break, Sainsbury's found itself responding to reports its chief exective Justin King may only be staying on in his role for a few months in the New Year. Elsewhere, yoghurt group Chobani dismissed reports it is looking at a listing, while Barilla spoke to just-food about its plans for expansion in Latin America.