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

11 Jan 2021

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.

Chobani appoints former Dean Foods executive Jody Macedonio as CFO

23 Dec 2020

Chobani, a US-based Greek yogurt and oatmilk maker, has appointed a former Dean Foods executive as CFO to replace the departed Mick Beekhuizen.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

16 Dec 2020

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

New products – India FMCG giant Marico enters plant-based meat; Danone touts health virtues of Silk kids line; Chobani debuts probiotic range; Kellogg's new cereal bars

11 Dec 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a cereal partnership between Mondelez/Post Holdings and a new category in spreads for Upfield's Violife brand in the UK. 

New products – Impossible Foods developing milk alternative; Chobani takes oat drink blend to Australia; Banza moves into frozen pizza; Laird Superfood enters snacks category

23 Oct 2020

The week's stand-out product moves include dairy-free alternatives from Impossible Foods and Chobani, and meat-free pork pies from Addo Food.

Powerful Foods to drop yogurt from range

15 Sep 2020

The US-based supplier of protein-packed food and beverages is to leave the category in which it made its debut seven years ago.

Beyond Covid-19 – will consumer interest in immunity endure?

6 Aug 2020

Covid-19 has pushed immunity claims up the NPD agenda. Andy Coyne asks whether the claims stack up and whether this is a trend here to stay once the dust settles on the virus.

New products – Chobani probiotic drinks, lactose-free yogurts; Danone debuts dairy-free shots; Coca-Cola takes Simply into alt-milk; Kellogg teams with Duerr's in peanut butter

22 Jul 2020

This weeks batch of new products includes launches from Chobani, Danone, Coca-Cola, Kellogg and Little Bandits.

US dairy - a need for a major re-think

19 Mar 2020

Our columnist Victor Martino looks at the problems facing the ailing US dairy industry and at its prospects for turning things around.

Chobani unveils spring incubator cohorts

11 Mar 2020

Chobani, the US-based yogurt business, has announced the latest round of cohorts for its spring incubator programme.

Fad or fixture? - US oat-based dairy deep dive, part two

22 Jan 2020

In part two of our look at the oat-based dairy alternatives market in the US, Andy Coyne asks looks at what could lie ahead for the category.

Milking demand for alternatives - US oat-based dairy deep dive, part one

21 Jan 2020

In the first of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne charts the emergence of the market for oat-based dairy alternatives in the US.

New products - Nestlé expands A2 range of products in China; Pots & Co ventures into hot puddings; Chobani moves beyond yogurts; Ferrero expands chocolate range

22 Nov 2019

The products we picked out this week include Chobani expanding its range beyond yogurts in the US and Ferrero entering a new segment in the same market.

US chickpea pasta start-up Banza raises multi-millions in funding round

14 Nov 2019

Banza, a US start-up business that makes pasta from chickpeas, has received a boost from a funding round.

Shake-up at US yogurt business Chobani sees Peter McGuinness become president while CFO departs

28 Aug 2019

Chobani, the US-based Greek yogurt business, has restructured its management team with chief commercial and marketing manager Peter McGuinness being promoted to president.

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.

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