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Chobani Brings Greek Yogurt Facility To Idaho

Emilie Ritter Saunders
StateImpact Idaho

Chobani Brings Greek Yogurt Facility To Idaho

In December 2012, the New York-based Greek yogurt company began making yogurt at it’s new manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, Idaho.

The company announced in 2011 plans to build it’s second U.S. manufacturing plant. Chobani chose Twin Falls. The company has said it plans to hire up to 500 people once the facility starts operating at full capacity.

Hamdi Ulukaya founded the Chobani Greek Yogurt company in 2005.  According to Chobani’s website, Ulukaya threw himself into the yogurt business after he saw an ad for a recently shuttered Kraft yogurt plant in his local newspaper.  He purchased that facility.

By 2007, Chobani Greek Yogurt could be found in New York grocery stores.  By 2010, it became the number one selling Greek yogurt in the country.