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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...


Dean Best | 11 Dec 2015

Just three years after PepsiCo and Muller launched their bid to capture part of the US yoghurt market, the companies have thrown in the towel. Dean Best believes the companies did not create distinct enough products to succeed in a competitive category.


Katy Askew | 6 Oct 2015

Unilever is building on its push into branded ice cream retail with the acquisition of Italian gelato group Grom. And Unilever is not the only manufacturer working to expand its branded retail presence, particularly in "treat" or gifting categories. Katy Askew looks at the benefits branded retailing offers food manufacturers. 


Dean Best | 4 Aug 2014

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Dean Best | 23 Apr 2014

With its latest new products, Chobani has signalled its ambitions - but the moves into categories like desserts and oatmeal could also suggest the privately-owned US yoghurt group is feeling the pressure in its core sector.

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Dean Best | 7 Nov 2014

In 2012, around the height of the Greek yoghurt boom in the US, Powerful Yoghurt launched with a high-protein product tailored for men. The business has carved out a foothold in a tough market, one that has become more competitive as consumer demand for protein-enriched foods rises. Dean Best caught up with Powerful Yogurt founder and CEO Carlos Ramirez to find out how the company is faring.


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.

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Dean Best | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Dean Best | 8 Feb 2018

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


Simon Harvey | 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.


Andy Coyne | 6 Sep 2017

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


Richard Siddle | 28 Jun 2017

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


Helen Arnold | 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.


Dean Best | 7 Mar 2017

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


John Shepherd | 6 Dec 2016

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


Dean Best | 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.


Katy Askew | 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. 


John Shepherd | 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.


Katy Askew | 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. 


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 1 Mar 2016

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


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 8 Feb 2016

Chobani has turned down offers from suitors interested in investing in the US yoghurt maker, just-food understands.


Hannah Abdulla | 5 Feb 2016

Chobani has announced it is expanding its portfolio in Australia with the launch of a range of "high protein" dips.


Katy Askew | 1 Feb 2016

Chobani has been ordered to suspend a marketing campaign highlighting the artificial ingredients in Danone's low-fat yoghurt line.


Katy Askew | 1 Feb 2016

General Mills has been awarded a preliminary injunction that will halt Chobani's adverts contrasting the "natural" ingredients in its Simply 100 yoghurt against the "artificial" additives contained in Yoplait Greek 100 line. 


Hannah Abdulla | 15 Jan 2016

US group Hain Celestial this week cut its forecasts for annual sales and earnings amid pressure on its domestic business. The company's management also presented at the ICR investment conference, where it sought to be upbeat about Hain's prospects. Staying in the US, Danone warned it could pursue legal action over Chobani's "misleading and deceptive marketing" which targeted its Light & Fit brand. Elsewhere, Irish dairy co-op Ornua announced the acquisition of Chinese group Ambrosia. And we analysed General Mills' recent acquisitions of Brazilian yoghurt maker Carolina and US meat snacks firm Epic Provisions. Here is the week in quotes.


Katy Askew | 11 Jan 2016

Danone has indicated it will "pursue all available avenues" to block rival Chobani's "misleading and deceptive marketing" after the US group launched an advertising campaign that highlighted the use of sweeteners in the companies' products.

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Dean Best | 23 Jan 2014

Chobani has led the boom in US demand for Greek yoghurt in recent years but its success has attracted rivals - including those with deep pockets - to the category. One, General Mills, has targeted Chobani in taste test ads for its Yoplait brand. Chobani has brushed off the move.

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