November 7, 1988 |
Behind a clump of Mid-Wilshire high-rises, squeezed into a gray and pink mini-mall, lies Yogurt Town. Owner Jessica Kim works six-day weeks at the tiny frozen yogurt parlor, dishing out swirls of creamy yogurt topped with Gummi Bears, chocolate chips and strawberries--among a dozen goodies. "When I first tasted frozen yogurt I thought, 'This is great. Who would want to eat ice cream after this?'
February 7, 2014 |
Team USA may not be getting its Chobani Greek yogurt any time soon as a shipment containing 5,000 cups of the protein-packed snack is snagged in a trade dispute between U.S. and Russian authorities. While some athletes appear to be shrugging off the lack of Chobani, the conflict has become a punch line of late night television, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on Russian authorities to free the "yogurt trapped in a holding pattern at Newark Airport" in New Jersey.
February 13, 2014 |
A shipment of Sochi-bound yogurt intended for American athletes competing in the Olympic Games won't be making it to Russia after all. Chobani Inc. of New York said Thursday it was donating more than 5,000 individual cups of its Greek yogurt to food banks in New York and New Jersey. "As a proud supporter of the Olympics and Team USA over the past four years, we're disappointed our athletes won't be able to enjoy Chobani while they compete in the Games as we all hoped, and are deeply appreciative to everyone who tried to help get it there," said Hamdi Ulukaya, Chobani's chief executive. "[W]
April 9, 1986 |
All 62 Big Bear grocery stores in Ohio and West Virginia removed Whitney's brand yogurt from shelves Tuesday after a woman said that her 2-year-old girl swallowed a pin while eating yogurt purchased at a Big Bear store in Columbus.
March 4, 1997 |
Kids who have a beef with their school menu are getting a new alternative with the government's blessings: yogurt for lunch. Over strenuous objections of the cattle industry, the Agriculture Department has decided to allow yogurt as a meat substitute in the nation's school lunchrooms. Child-care providers and the food industry have been clamoring for the change for at least 15 years.
July 22, 1998 |
First there was dolphin-safe. Now, courtesy of General Mills, we have skunk-safe. It may not carry the same emotional cachet of the dolphins imperiled by tuna nets, but foraging skunks who poke their noses into discarded Yoplait yogurt containers have been dying at a small but noticeable rate for years, animal rights activists say. In an effort to prevent more deaths, which activists estimate to be about 100 nationwide each year, the maker of the No.
November 27, 1988
We were struck by the pessimistic review of the frozen yogurt business in your Nov. 7 Monday report, "Yogurt: Southland's Cup Runneth Over." Undeniably there is reason for pessimism when dozens of small "mom and pop" and franchised stores are closing, although the sheer proliferation of yogurt stores is a factor. We would, however, question whether the "yogurt store on every corner" syndrome is the only cause of distress. Couldn't it also be the maturing of the industry and the obsolescence of franchise corporation marketing concepts to which all franchise and most independents subscribe?
March 3, 1992 |
Lactobacillus acidophilus. Remember that name. It may not save your life, but if you're a woman, it could save you some agony. According to a study in the March Annals of Internal Medicine, the bacteria with the imposing name can cure and prevent vaginal yeast infections. For years now, old wives, alternative healers and open-minded physicians have prescribed yogurt for yeast infections. But most biomedical scientists were skeptical.
December 7, 1988 |
A former suitor of Heidi's Frogen Yozurt Shoppes has filed a lawsuit accusing the Laguna Hills chain of fraud and deceit and seeking damages of $5.6 million. The lawsuit by Johnston Foods, filed Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court, follows the announcement last month that a planned merger of Heidi's and Johnston Foods had fallen apart. Since then, Heidi's has signed an agreement to be acquired by New York-based Steve's Homemade Ice Cream. That deal is still pending.
July 5, 2007 |
FOR a guy who has yet to officially open his business in the U.S., the president of fledgling frozen yogurt company Red Mango is having a very good day. "We just installed a machine in Leonardo DiCaprio's office," Dan Kim says from the South Korea-based firm's office near LAX. "Now he wants a machine delivered to his temporary home in New York. Apparently, he heard about the rats at Pinkberry's New York store." Kim laughs at his own cheap shot.