Sensient Technologies to sell yogurt fruit preparations product line to Frulact

USA – Global manufacturer of colors, flavors and fragrances, Sensient Technologies Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain assets related to the production of its yogurt fruit preparations product line to Frulact, for an undisclosed sum. Frulact is an industry company specialized in fruit processing and is headquartered in Maia, Portugal. As a result of the transaction, Sensient said in a statement that it will be named a core supplier of flavors, colors, and other related products used by Frulact in its fruit preparation business. The transaction…

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DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences develops new solution for yogurt manufacturers

USA – Global ingredients supplier, DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has launched its latest innovation for yoghurt manufacturers, the Dupont Yo-Mix Prime cultures series, which will be available to dairy processors worldwide. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences says that these innovative cultures set a new industry standard for yogurt manufacturers around the world by providing them with solutions to multiple challenges. The Yo-Mix Prime cultures series enables mafucturers to maintain quality throughout challenging distribution channels, reducing the addition of sugar, saving formulation costs and enhancing process flexibility, the company explains. DuPont adds…

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Viju Industries launches two fruit-flavored milk variants in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Viju Industries Nigeria Limited, a leading producer of milk flavored drinks, has unveiled two new flavours, an addition to its fruit-flavored milk drinks – Viju Malt & Milk drink and Viju Baked Yogurt drink, reports Beverage Industry News. Assistant Chairman, Viju Industries, Tom Hu, said this was part of its commitment towards providing high-quality products to the Nigerian market. Tom Hu, said that this is part of the company’s commitment of rebounding into the Nigerian market with richer products of better quality and service. Viju is one of…

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Müller reduces sugar in Muller Corner brand by 9% with new yoghurt culture

UK– Dairy company Muller is set to reduce sugar by up to 9% and gain a creamier texture in its Müller Corner brands, thanks to its discovery of a new yogurt culture. This follows a rigorous research and development process, which involved access to more than 13,000 strains, Müller says it discovered that the combination of two specific yoghurt strains of Streptococcus thermophilus andLactobacillus bulgaricuscreated a less sour tasting yogurt which means less sugar is required to be added to create a better taste. The company has worked for the…

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Chobani secures a minority investment from Ontario Healthcare Pension Plan

CANADA – Chobani, maker of America’s leading Greek Yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., has announced that it has secured a minority investment from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Canada. HOOPP Capital Partners, the defined benefit plan’s private capital investment team, has acquired a minority equity investment in Chobani, which will help support the Company as it continues to lead innovation in the yogurt category and invests in its business. The company said…

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Company debuts drinking yoghurt into the Nigerian market

NIGERIA – Dolait Yoghurt, a brand well known to citizens of neigbouring West African countries such as Cameroun, Benin Republic and others has formally been introduced to the Nigerian market. The General Manager of Sotibe Nigeria Limited, the company behind Dolait, Mr. Monah Chalabi said, that the brand is a natural and heathy yoghurt drink which had consistently served other African countries for years without compromising quality. “Dolait Yoghurt has been the favorite of Camerounians and some other African countries for 16 years, giving the yarning populace a healthy product…

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Happy Family unveils first Organic Whole Milk Yogurt with no added sweeteners

USA – Happy family, the Danone owned brand for organic baby food, has taken a focus on children’s health by unveiling a new line for organic whole milk yogurt meant for babies and toddlers. The new yogurt products that aim at promoting the well-being of children aged 6 months and 3 years will not have added artificial sweeteners, to boost their nutritional requirements. The product will be available in two varieties: Happy Baby and Happy Tot Whole Milk products. The company has combined a wide variety ingredient to make a…

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Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt taps bank for sale

USA – The maker of Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt is working with investment bank JPMorgan on a possible sale of the company, according to people familiar with the matter. Siggi’s value was not immediately clear. Owner The Icelandic Milk and Skyr Corporation is one of the first yogurt brands to focus solely on low-sugar flavors. It expects to generate sales of $200 million next year and is growing at a rate of 50 percent a year, the sources said. The brand’s sparse white packaging, tart taste and high protein has earned it a…

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Danone launches new yoghurt portfolio in France

FRANCE – Danone has launched a new yoghurt portfolio in France, introducing a range of new yoghurts as part of a reinvention in order to reverse the decline in the country’s yoghurt category. The new range offerings include a range of all-natural and whole-milk yoghurts under the Danone brand, which will be available in both natural and flavoured versions. It will also contain white cheese with 1% and 3.2% fat content, as individual variants of vanilla, orange blossom and honey will be available. According to French newspaper Les Echos, Danone…

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