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   Dannon Wants To Help Operators Get Growing With Greek Yogurt
by The Dannon Company, Inc.
Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 3:01PM EST

White Plains, NY—Dannon Foodservice is excited to announce that in addition to creamy-thick Dannon® Oikos®1 yogurts, the beloved yogurt maker has added new Light & Fit® Greek to its flavorful foodservice yogurt portfolio. At 80 calories per 5.3 oz. serving, it’s the lightest Greek nonfat yogurt with fruit on the market. Together, this pair of deliciously creamy Greek yogurts offers operators a way to fulfill consumers’ calls for nutritious foods and grow in conjunction with the Greek yogurt craze.

Not only is Greek yogurt the fastest-growing yogurt segment2—driving overall yogurt category growth,2 Dannon® Oikos® is growing three times faster than the entire Greek yogurt segment.3

It’s no surprise that it’s enjoying such high demand, as Dannon® Oikos® Strawberry and Blueberry 0% fat yogurts beat Chobani® flavors two to one in a national taste test.4 Deliciously creamy and thick, Dannon® Oikos® flavor is achieved through a traditional Greek yogurt-making process.

Customers looking for a light option will love the Greek yogurt revolution of Light & Fit® Greek. Available in a variety of on-trend, fruity flavors, the brand offers several ways to satisfy customers’ cravings for creamy, Greek nonfat yogurt. Now, Light & Fit® Greek is bringing its Vanilla, Strawberry, Blueberry, Pineapple, Cherry and Peach flavors to foodservice so operators can choose from a wide variety of the flavors that are right for their customers.

Both Dannon® Oikos® and Light & Fit® Greek are available in a convenient 5.3 oz. grab-and-go size, and select flavors are available in bulk 32 oz. containers. The 32 oz. back-of-house containers allow operators to incorporate this in-demand yogurt style into parfaits, smoothies, recipes and more.

Dannon Foodservice is making it easy for operators to succeed with Greek yogurt thanks to a limited-time rebate. Visit www.dannonfoodservice.com for more information.

Dannon is committed to bringing health to the greatest number of people across America through its products’ benefits. Its goal is to exceed customer expectations and transform the dairy category, to attract and build daily consumption. Dannon values its foodservice partners and aims to provide solutions to grow its customers’ businesses.

About The Dannon Company, Inc.

Headquartered in White Plains, New York, Dannon has plants in Minster, Ohio, Fort Worth, Texas, West Jordan, Utah, and Portland, Oregon. Dannon makes more than 200 different flavors, styles and sizes of cultured refrigerated and frozen dairy products to serve its retail and foodservice customers. In its pursuit to bring health through food to as many people as possible, Dannon is committed to Americans enjoying yogurt every day as one of the three recommended daily servings of dairy. Dannon is a subsidiary of Danone, and Danone is the top-selling brand of yogurt worldwide, sold under the names Dannon and Danone. Danone holds top positions globally in healthy food through four businesses; it ranks number one worldwide in fresh dairy products, number two in bottled water and baby nutrition, and is Europe’s number-one medical nutrition company. Listed on Euronext Paris, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes DJSI STOXX and DJSI World, ASPI Eurozone and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.

Source: The Dannon Company, Inc.


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