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Hatching new ideas - Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

21 Aug 2019

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

New products - Nestle's ice cream push in China; Kellogg's Nutri-Grain for kids; Chobani nut butter yogurt; Danone's So Delicious yogurt alternatives

19 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Kellogg pushing Nutri-Grain into US kids category and a nut butter line of Greek yogurts from Chobani. 

Chobani, Fair Trade USA to work on milk certification

2 Jul 2019

US Greek-style yogurt company Chobani is working on the first "standard and certification programme" for the country's dairy industry.

The most-read news on just-food in 2018

20 Dec 2018

The news stories that caught your eye in 2018 included a number of M&A deals, CEOs departing and emerging brands entering new markets.

New Products - Unilever brings Ben & Jerry's Moo-phoria ice cream to UK; Nestle breakfast cereals go organic; Quirch Foods unveils frozen brand Mambo; PepsiCo launches Kurkure sub-brand in India

21 Sep 2018

This week, the more eye-catching new products announced to market include Nestle taking some of its breakfast cereals into the organic category, high-protein, no-added sugar yogurts from Chobani in Australia and the first chilled milk product from the UK's Good Hemp.

Chobani founder adamant will never sell the business, but open to IPO

20 Sep 2018

Hamdi Ulukaya, the entrepreneur behind the innovative Greek-style yogurt business Chobani, says he would never consider selling the US company he founded more than a decade ago to a global food heavyweight after a number of approaches in recent years.

Chobani unveils US participants for autumn incubator programme

18 Sep 2018

US yogurt maker Chobani has unveiled six participants for its autumn incubator programme, which supports start-up businesses through investment and mentorship.

Chobani president, COO Tim Brown exits

11 Sep 2018

Tim Brown, Chobani's president and COO, has left the US-based dairy business, with no plans to fill the positions.

New Products - ABF's Jordans launches healthy children's cereal Funny Crisp in France; Farmwise creates Chicken Veggie Nuggets and Tenders; Barilla leans to plant-based with chickpea, lentil pasta in US; Dairy Crest reformulates Clover Light

7 Sep 2018

This week's round-up of the most notable product development from the international food sector includes news of a range of vegetarian meals from Birds Eye in the UK, Mars' confectionery brand M&M's moving into cakes and Tine's foray into plant-based foods.

New Products: Hormel Foods unveils Skippy P.B. Fruit Bites; Kind makes sports nutrition debut with protein bars launch; Pioneer Food Group's Lizi's moves into breakfast drinks; Chobani targets savoury with squeezy Greek yogurt product

9 Aug 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Chobani gets new minority investor

2 Jul 2018

Chobani has seen private-equity firm TPG exit its shareholder roster, with the US-based dairy business announcing fresh investment from Canadian pension fund Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan.

Chobani unveils line-up for third US incubator

12 Mar 2018

US yogurt maker Chobani has unveiled the start-up businesses which will make up the 'class' in the third version of its domestic incubator programme.

Chobani reveals Australia incubator members

8 Feb 2018

US-based yogurt maker Chobani has named its picks for its incubator programme in Australia.

How is Big Food using accelerators and incubators?

6 Feb 2018

As food majors in North America and Europe try to kick-start sales, some are using accelerators and incubators to support start-ups, tap into the new trends shaping the industry - and how to innovate to meet them.

US yogurt maker Chobani unveils "brand evolution"

29 Nov 2017

New York State-based yogurt maker Chobani has revealed an image makeover and unveiled plans to diversify into new products.

Chobani names picks for second US incubator programme

26 Sep 2017

US yogurt maker Chobani has selected seven start-up enterprises to join its so-called incubator programme, the second wave of businesses to join the project since it was launched last year.

US yogurt maker Chobani launches food incubator in Australia

6 Sep 2017

Chobani, the US yogurt maker, has launched a second food incubator - this one in Australia.

What's the next chapter for yogurt in the US?

17 Aug 2017

In a US packaged food market that has struggled for growth for much of the last decade, the yogurt category has been a success story, driven by the rise of Greek-style products, itself a segment propelled by one business - Chobani. However, 2016 saw the growth of the category and of Greek specifically grind to a halt. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino argues Greek will remain the dominant force in US yogurt but he observes a jostling for position as yogurt makers look for the next wave of growth.

Chobani moves out of Greek-style yogurt in US

28 Jun 2017

US-based yogurt manufacturer Chobani has launched its first product outside the Greek-style segment in its domestic market.

Chobani incubator scheme returns

10 May 2017

US yoghurt maker Chobani, which last year launched an incubator programme for six start-up food businesses, is to hold the scheme again and has invited applications for consideration.

Ex-Nestle exec Tim Brown named Chobani president, COO

7 Mar 2017

Former Nestle executive Tim Brown has been hired by Chobani to become the Greek-style yogurt producer's president and COO.

Chobani COO Kevin Burns to leave US yogurt maker

6 Dec 2016

US yogurt giant Chobani has confirmed COO Kevin Burns is to leave the company later this month.

Chobani names six firms set for "incubator" vehicle

20 Sep 2016

A maker of jerky snacks, a supplier of organic chocolate and a company behind grass-fed bone broth are among the six businesses set to join the "food incubator" set up by US yogurt giant Chobani.

Chobani expands into Mexico 

30 Aug 2016

Chobani, the largest Greek-style yogurt brand in the US, is expanding its operations by entering the Mexican market with the launch of two lines in the country. 

Chobani open to future investment in incubator firms

2 Aug 2016

Privately-owned, US-based yogurt maker Chobani is open to investing in entrepreneurial companies it plans to help through its new food incubator programme.

Chobani to enter Mexico, Puerto Rico

17 Mar 2016

Chobani, the US-based Greek-style yoghurt maker, said it plans to enter Mexico and Puerto Rico this year as it detailed a "major expansion" to its manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. 

Chobani extends US range with yoghurt drinks, dips

10 Mar 2016

Chobani, the US-based Greek-style yoghurt producer, is widening the range of products it sells domestically with the launch of yoghurt drinks and dips.

Chobani secures California McDonald's contract

1 Mar 2016

Chobani yoghurt is being used in products on sale at McDonald's outlets in southern California.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi - "We are struggling to find right M&A targets" - CAGNY

19 Feb 2016

PepsiCo is looking to acquire businesses but is finding it difficult to find the right companies to buy, chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi has indicated.

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