New Turkey Hill Frozen Yogurt Flavors

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Turkey Hill Dairy has announced four limited edition flavors of Greek frozen yogurt – Baklava, Lemoni Biskoti, Raspberry Chokolata, and Sea Salt Caramel Truffle. Baklava: Will be offered January through March, and contains vanilla Greek frozen yogurt with crunchy baklava pieces and a honey cinnamon swirl. Lemoni Biskoti: Will be offered April through June, and includes lemon cream Greek frozen …

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Chobani to Partner with Cornell University

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Chobani, Inc. and Cornell University have announced a partnership to promote innovation in dairy and food science. Made possible by a $1.5 million gift from Chobani to the University, the partnership marks an important step in elevating the broader dairy industry and New York State’s role as a Greek Yogurt leader through innovative research and reinforces Chobani’s continued focus on …

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Yoplait Relaunches Greek Brand

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General Mills has relaunched Yoplait Greek yogurt with a new formula, packaging and advertising. Yoplait’s new formula will adhere to the authentic Greek straining methods. Yoplait hopes to gain an edge by making sure the fruit is fully blended. Also, the formula has a milder taste profile than some competing brands. Yoplait has already gotten momentum from its Yoplait Greek …

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YoCrunch Goes to Danone

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Danone, the parent company of U.S. dairy processor Dannon, has acquired 100% of YoCrunch’s share capital. Founded in 1985, YoCrunch makes yogurt with crunchy toppings packaged separately, in part through licensing agreements with well-known national brands such as M&Ms and Oreo. Danone’s press release called YoCrunch “the market leader of the yogurt with toppers segment.” According to Danone’s statement, “This …

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Starbucks Partners with Dannon

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Starbucks has announced a partnership with Danone to create yogurt products labeled with the Starbucks-owned Evolution Fresh brand. The yogurt, dubbed “Evolution Fresh, inspired by Dannon,” will be sold in Starbucks stores by 2014 and will hit major grocery stores by 2015. The first co-created product will be a ready-to-eat Greek yogurt parfait. Starbucks’ foray into yogurt is part of …

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Yopa! to be Sold at Subway

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Yopa! Authentic Greek Yogurt will now be sold at Subway restaurants nationwide. The availability of Yopa! at Subway marks the chain’s entrance into the Greek yogurt category. Yopa! will be included on the chain’s Fresh Fit menu, which features items designed to meet the needs of those with active lifestyles who are looking for more nutritious meal options, according to …

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Bids Sought for Greek Yogurt in Schools

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking bidders to supply Greek yogurt for the National School Lunch Program in New York and three other states as a pilot program for the 2013-14 school year. Schools in Arizona, Idaho and Tennessee will also participate in the experiment, which is open to Greek yogurt suppliers anywhere in the country. U.S. Sen. Charles …

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Chobani Introduces New Products

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Chobani will release several new products for 2013. The company introduces Chobani Flip and Chobani Champions Tubes to its line. Chobani Flip follows the trend of ingredient mix-ins for yogurt. Each container’s lid can be flipped to reveal a side compartment with flavored mix-ins. The 5.3-ounce containers come in these flavor pairings: Vanilla Golden Crunch — vanilla nonfat yogurt with …

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Chobani Named Processor of the Year

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Dairy Foods has selected Chobani, based in Norwich, N.Y., as the 2012 Processor of the Year! Dairy Foods will present the award during the International Dairy Food Association’s Dairy Forum, Jan. 27 to 30, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. Selection was based on: • Market leadership position • New product development • Marketing initiatives • Plant expansion • Community involvement Source: …

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