Anita Shepherd, founder of Brooklyn-based vegan yogurt brand Anita’s Coconut Yogurt, spoke with the NOSH team about her decision to go back to the basics after a year of growing pains.
The Vermont-based company launched with the mission of making Greek yogurt approachable to consumers that don’t like its traditional taste or texture. Now, the brand is bringing that same mission to a new variety: Skyr.
The yogurt aisle is getting a makeover in the wake of major strategic changes by three of the category’s biggest companies. The shift comes at a time when these players are not only trying to steal market share from each other, but also bring back growth to a category whose once fast sales are now slowing.
The New Hampshire-based company’s owner, Danone, announced earlier this year its plans to sell Stonyfield, which saw 2016 sales of $370 million. The brand is proving to be a hot commodity for big food companies outside of the U.S.. This week’s headlines indicate that least two bids — one by Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial, another by Mexico’s Grupo Lala– have been placed for the organic yogurt maker.
Following successful 2016 launches of Whole Milk Greek Yogurt and Whole Milk Grassfed Yogurt, Stonyfield, the country’s leading organic yogurt maker, introduces new Whole Milk Drinkables and Double Cream Yogurt. The new products are the latest in Stonyfield’s commitment to investing in its Whole Milk line.
Debuting exclusively at select retailers nationwide this month and more widely in July, the new, deliciously rich and creamy snack will be available in three satisfying flavors: raspberry, vanilla and lemon.
After more than two years of research, utilizing its extensive proprietary library of culture strains, the living organisms that convert pasteurized milk to yogurt during fermentation, Stonyfield has achieved a formula that reduces tartness and balances the sweetness of yogurt, allowing for sugar reduction without sacrificing taste.
Cascade Culture is an artisan, all-natural yogurt, sweetened only with fruit juice with billions of eight varieties of probiotics to promote overall health.
Millennium Products, Inc., the parent company of GT’s Kombucha, has acquired Tula’s CocoKefir, the maker of coconut-based kefirs and yogurts that are fermented with vegan probiotic cultures. The transaction took place earlier this year, according to Millennium Products founder GT Dave, who told BevNET, Project NOSH’s sister publication, that he has long had a fondness for Tula’s products.
After two years of rapid growth and product development, plant-based food and beverage brand, Good Karma, is launching its newest product, flax-based yogurts.