Chobani unveils new brand identity and yogurts to commemorate 10 years

USA – Greek yoghurt leading processor Chobani has unveiled a new brand identity and launched new yogurts to commemorate ten years since it began national distribution, changing its visual identity with a new word-mark and packaging design to disrupt the yogurt category. The brand also plans to introduce a trio of Limited Batch yogurts –…

Danone acquires minority stake in Hawaiian water company

FRANCE - Danone Manifesto Ventures, the venture unit of Danone, has announced its acquisition of a minority stake in the Hawaii-based company Kona Deep. According to the company, Kona Deep intended to use the investment to support growth initiatives by expanding distribution, increasing and optimizing production capacity and raising awareness for the Kona Deep ocean…

Tyson Foods to build Tennessee chicken production complex

USA - Tyson Foods has accepted the invitation of city, county and state leaders to build a new chicken production complex in the City of Humboldt, which is part of Gibson County in western Tennessee. The US$300 million project is expected to create more than 1,500 local jobs once the new complex begins operations in…

Cargill invests US$146m to upgrade Tennessee sausage production site

USA – Cargill’s North American protein business will invest US$146 million to upgrade its sausage production site in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The investment will grow the company’s meat crumble offerings for food ingredient, foodservice and retail customers. It will also include the construction of a new dried sausage production facility, which will create more than…

Dairy Farmers of America opens dairy ingredients plant in Kansas

USA – Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a US dairy cooperative, has celebrated the opening of DFA Garden City, a new dairy ingredients plant in Southwest Kansas, to cater for increased demand. DFA Garden City, a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas, will help support the industry’s continued growth…

Campbell Soup Company appoints Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

USA - Campbell Soup Company has appointed Monica Diaz Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, where she is set to lead the company’s enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. The role also includes creating new programs and enhancing existing initiatives to foster an inclusive culture and diverse workforce that mirrors Campbell’s consumer base. Diaz will also act as…

AB InBev announces new North America President and CEO 

USA – AB InBev has announced that Michel Doukeris will be appointed president of its North America business and CEO of Anheuser-Busch. Michel will succeed João Castro Neves, who decided to step down from the role as president to pursue other opportunities after a ‘long and distinguished career’ with AB InBev. Doukeris joined AB InBev…

Chobani breaks ground on innovation and community center in US

USA - Chobani, the maker of America's leading Greek yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in has announced by breaking ground on a 70,000-square-foot facility innovations and community center that will serve employees, guests and house the company’s global research and development team. The expansion, at the world’s largest yogurt plant in…