Dairy processor Chobani LLC, Norwich, N.Y., announced today a $100 million expansion of its Greek yogurt manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, and said it is "exploring plans" to expand its original plant in central New York state.
In a statement, Chobani said it is self-funding the Idaho expansion which will allow it to:
- Purchase and convert three production lines for Chobani Flip products— its fastest-growing yogurt platform
- Purchase a new production line and a new bulk production line for foodservice opportunities to drive further growth in schools, hotels, airlines and restaurants
- Purchase new equipment for new adjacent categories like Chobani Meze Dips and yogurt drinks (as reported earlier this month)
- Launch products to new international markets, including Mexico and Puerto Rico in Q2 2016.
Chobani commissioned the Twin Falls dairy processing plant in 2013.