Chobani http://wrvo.org en Chobani wins USDA contract to put Greek yogurt on lunch trays http://wrvo.org/post/chobani-wins-usda-contract-put-greek-yogurt-lunch-trays <p>Chobani Greek yogurt will be on more school lunch trays across the country as part of a new school lunch program.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture today awarded the central New York yogurt powerhouse a contract to expand a pilot program adding Greek-style yogurt to school lunches.</p><p>Chobani will now be able to put its yogurt in cafeterias for a month in seven states when the new school year starts up in August. Those states include New York, California and Illinois.</p><p>It comes after a successful three month pilot program this past school year in fewer states.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:32:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57594 at http://wrvo.org Chobani wins USDA contract to put Greek yogurt on lunch trays Chobani now a registered company in Delaware; says its not leaving http://wrvo.org/post/chobani-now-registered-company-delaware-says-its-not-leaving <p></p><p>New York-based yogurt company Chobani has registered its company in Delaware. Chobani says it’s not going anywhere, but it’s increased rumors the company is going public.</p><p>Chobani's headquarters is in Norwich, in Chenango County and it's factory is in New Berlin. But for tax purposes, the company is now a resident of Delaware.</p><p>Many corporations call Delaware their home on paper, because the state has more lenient corporate policies than others.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 23:22:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55772 at http://wrvo.org Chobani now a registered company in Delaware; says its not leaving Olympics-bound Chobani yogurt stuck in customs http://wrvo.org/post/olympics-bound-chobani-yogurt-stuck-customs <p></p><p>A shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt bound for the Olympics is still stuck in customs at a New Jersey airport.</p><p>The upstate New York yogurt maker is a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic team. The yogurt is supposed to feed American athletes competing at the winter games in Sochi, Russia.</p><p>New York Sen. Charles Schumer has <a href="http://www.schumer.senate.gov/Newsroom/record.cfm?id=349392" target="_blank">urged the Russian ambassador</a> to the United States to let the yogurt leave the country.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:00:11 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50935 at http://wrvo.org Olympics-bound Chobani yogurt stuck in customs Chobani can't call its yogurt 'Greek' in the United Kingdom http://wrvo.org/post/chobani-cant-call-its-yogurt-greek-united-kingdom <p>Central New York yogurt powerhouse Chobani won’t be able to call its yogurt “Greek” in the United Kingdom after a court ruling.</p><p>A British court ruled yesterday that because Chobani’s Greek-style yogurt is made in New York state, not in Greece, they can’t call it Greek. The legal challenge came from a Chobani rival, Fage.</p><p>The court said the labeling misleads consumers. Chobani hit U.K. store shelves in 2012, but withdrew its products last year, according to the Associated Press.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:47:46 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50655 at http://wrvo.org Chobani can't call its yogurt 'Greek' in the United Kingdom Yogurt summit results in regulation change http://wrvo.org/post/yogurt-summit-results-regulation-change <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he is loosening some environmental regulations so that dairy farmers can more easily own more cows. The news came at the first ever yogurt summit convened by Cuomo at the state Capitol.<br> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:30:06 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24461 at http://wrvo.org Yogurt summit results in regulation change Greek yogurt helps boost the dairy industry and upstate's economy http://wrvo.org/post/greek-yogurt-helps-boost-dairy-industry-and-upstates-economy <p>Greek-style yogurt now accounts for about a quarter of all yogurt sales in the United States.&nbsp; Much of it is made in upstate New York, where this low-tech industry is having a big economic impact.<br /> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Katie Gleitsmann 23631 at http://wrvo.org Greek yogurt helps boost the dairy industry and upstate's economy