Chobani Yogurt

Chobani, Norwich, N.Y.,announced on Nov. 16 that it is exporting its Greek yogurt to Australia and Canada. Earlier in the month, it announced plans to build a $100 million state-of-the-art, high-capacity production facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, on 200 acres of agricultural and industrial land. It has a plant in South Edmeston, N.Y.

Chobani is selling seven flavors in Australia: peach, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, mango, passion fruit, and pineapple. They are sold in Woolworths stores throughout New South Wales.

Loblaw Cos. Ltd. Is the test market retail partner in the greater Toronto area for a one-year period. It will sell five flavors (black cherry, strawberry, peach, plain and pomegranate) in a variety of Loblaw banner stores in and around Toronto and Hamilton.

“Our regional launch in the greater Toronto area and New South Wales is the first step towards making Chobani available nationwide in both Canada and Australia,” said Hamdi Ulukaya is the company CEO and founder.

Parent company Agro Farma ranks 53rd on the Dairy 100, Dairy Foods' annual ranking of dairy processors with estimated 2010 revenues of $278 million.