Greek Yogurt a Boon for New York State
Greek yogurt is a booming business these days, and New York State is benefiting more than most. William Neuman at the New York Times has the story:
Sales of Greek yogurt are booming, benefiting from a perception that the food is healthier than regular yogurt and other snacks.
Chobani takes in some three million pounds of milk a day, from which it makes a million pounds of yogurt.
“It’s an indulgent texture, but it’s also guilt-free,” said David J. Browne, a senior analyst for Mintel International Group, a consumer research firm.
Greek yogurt has certainly been healthy for the economy in New York. Two of the leading brands, Chobani and Fage, have their main production plants in upstate New York and are expanding their operations.