At only a decade and a half old, Chobani LLC is still a youngster within the dairy processing universe. Nevertheless, the company, founded in 2005 by current CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey about a decade earlier, has racked up a remarkable number of accomplishments.
Good is not good enough at fairlife, where the company motto is ‘believe in better.’ The 2015 Processor of the Year is making value-added dairy beverages, including high-protein milk, post-workout recovery milkshakes and low-sugar chocolate milk.
The company’s motto is ‘believe in better.’ That extends to its dairy products, manufacturing processes and dairy farming practices.
October 20, 2015
Dairy Foods has selected Chicago-based fairlife LLC as the 2015 Processor of the Year. fairlife created a proprietary ultra-filtration process that boosts the natural protein and calcium found in milk and reduces its natural sugars.
In its nearly 75-year history, The Dannon Co. has identified niches like digestive health and weight management and then developed yogurt-based solutions. Its stated mission, to bring health through food, starts with its employees and fans out across North America.
HP Hood is guided by a four-point strategy of manufacturing branded, private label, licensed and co-packed dairy foods and beverages. It does more than roll out new products; it develops new categories of dairy foods and beverages.
Hamdi Ulukaya has led Chobani to the top of the yogurt category, and for that reason, Dairy Foods names Chobani the 2012 Processor of the Year. But the company’s influence is felt throughout the dairy industry.
In his hit song “American Saturday Night,” country singer Brad Paisley celebrates immigrants’ contributions to American culture, including pizza with Canadian bacon, beer from the Netherlands, Brazilian leather, German cars and the Beatles, not to mention “a French kiss, Italian ice and margaritas in the moonlight.”
Organic Valley reported 2011 sales increased 15.3% to $715 million, a record. At its annual meeting in La Crosse, Wis., last week, the La Farge, Wis.-based farmer-owned cooperative said in 2011 212 new farmers joined the co-op, it increased farmer pay price and donated more than $2.2 million to nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing organic food and farming.
Kraft Foods’ free-standing inserts are featured in this week’s FSI Blog on dairyfoods.com. The 2011 Dairy Foods Processor of the Year promotes four new dairy-based foods, including MilkBites and Philadelphia Indulgence cream cheese in three chocolate flavors.
It’s difficult enough for any business to stay relevant, especially when it has brands established 100 or more years ago. Then throw in the challenge of adapting to ever-changing consumer tastes and habits, not to mention manufacturing in an era when a small carbon footprint is a measure of a corporation’s citizenship. That’s part of the landscape in the 21st century, and every business operates in it, some better than others.