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Focus: Chobani UK case highlights provenance issue

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...

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Katy Askew | 22 Oct 2014

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.


Dean Best | 1 Oct 2014

Chobani's rise in the US - and its problems in the UK - have been well-documented. But what about the yoghurt producer's business in Australia? Dean Best spoke to Peter Meek, the MD of Chobani's Australian arm, to discuss its performance in that market.

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Dean Best | 7 Apr 2017

Fage, the Greece-based dairy group, is to build a factory in Luxembourg to cater for growing demand for its products in Europe.


Katy Askew | 6 Apr 2016

Fage, the Greek dairy company, is looking to sell its domestic liquid milk business, which the group described as "highly unprofitable".


Hannah Abdulla | 6 Apr 2016

Greek dairy firm Fage has posted increased annual profits despite a decline in sales.


Katy Askew | 24 Oct 2014

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.


Dean Best | 24 Oct 2014

The most eye-catching story came on Friday with the surprise news Chiquita Brands International shareholders had voted against the US produce group's plan to merge with Fyffes.


Hannah Abdulla | 30 Jul 2014

Chobani's request for another appeal against a ruling in the UK that forbid the US yoghurt maker from using the term "Greek yoghurt" has been refused by the country's Supreme Court.


Dean Best | 3 Feb 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.


Dean Best | 3 Feb 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.


Hannah Abdulla | 30 Jan 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.


Michelle Russell | 25 Nov 2013

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


Dean Best | 13 Aug 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.


Dean Best | 11 Jun 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.


Michelle Russell | 28 Mar 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.


Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 2013

US yoghurt producer Chobani has lost a court case in the UK over the "misleading" labelling of its Greek yoghurts.

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