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.
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.
Fage, the Greece-based dairy group, is to build a factory in Luxembourg to cater for growing demand for its products in Europe.
Fage, the Greek dairy company, is looking to sell its domestic liquid milk business, which the group described as "highly unprofitable".
Greek dairy firm Fage has posted increased annual profits despite a decline in sales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chobani has confirmed plans to temporarily withdraw all its products from the UK market.
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-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.
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.
US yoghurt producer Chobani has lost a court case in the UK over the "misleading" labelling of its Greek yoghurts.
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