NEW BERLIN, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was made today by Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani, Inc., maker of America's No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand:
"The category we created is expanding rapidly as Greek Yogurt becomes the new standard.
Our founding mission is to provide better food to more people. We strongly believe that access to affordable, nutritious, delicious yogurt made with only natural ingredients is a right, not a privilege.
We're mass and we're proud of it and consumers everywhere can find our Greek Yogurt at their local stores.
These values are what made us the number one Greek Yogurt brand in America.
Though we have very limited distribution within Whole Foods, they have been an important partner of ours over the years. As the number one Greek Yogurt brand in America using only natural ingredients, we share an affinity with Whole Foods and its shoppers. We know our fans love buying our products in their stores and we hope to continue our partnership moving forward."
Maker of America's No. 1–selling Greek Yogurt brand, Chobani, Inc., was founded on the belief that people have great taste — they just need great options. Chobani produces high-quality authentic strained Greek Yogurt products made with only natural ingredients from its New Berlin, N.Y., and Twin Falls, Idaho, plants. As part of Chobani's nothing but good philosophy, it is committed to using milk from regional-area farms and strengthening its surrounding local economies. Chobani gives 10 percent of its annual profits to charities worldwide through the company's charitable foundation. All Chobani products — including Chobani® Greek Yogurt, Chobani Flip™, Chobani Bite™, Chobani Simply 100™ and Chobani Champions® — are kosher certified, contain five live and active cultures, and are made with milk from cows not treated with rBST*, with most of its products offering two times more protein than regular yogurt1. Chobani products are available nationwide in the U.S. and in Australia. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and www.facebook.com/chobani.
* According to the FDA, no significant difference has been found between milk derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST treated cows.
1 Protein content of regular nonfat yogurt is 10g-13g protein per 8 oz. serving; nonfat Chobani Greek Yogurt contains 11g-14g protein per 5.3 oz. serving.
SOURCE Chobani, Inc.