Whole Foods will no longer sell Chobani

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 18, 2013 at 3:25 pm •  Published: December 18, 2013
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Whole Foods has lost its taste for Chobani.

The natural and organic grocery chain said Wednesday that it will be phasing Chobani Greek Yogurt out of its stores in early 2014 to make room for other products.

While part of the decision might be fueled by Whole Foods' push to phase out foods that use genetically modified ingredients, it's also about offering more exclusive and organic products. Chobani is now available in most supermarkets.

Whole Foods Market Inc. said Wednesday in a statement that it is committed to offering shoppers the widest variety of high-quality products possible, including items shoppers can't find anywhere else. And as the national demand for Greek yogurt has grown, the company says the number of conventional Greek yogurt options has multiplied.

"Whole Foods Market challenged its Greek yogurt suppliers to create unique options for shoppers to enjoy - including exclusive flavors, non-GMO options and organic choices," the company said in a statement. "At this time, Chobani has chosen a different business model."

Chobani, which is the top Greek yogurt brand in the U.S., says its products are not organic but use only natural ingredients. The company has faced some pressure from advocacy groups to shift to non-GMO sources as food for its dairy cows. But the company stood by its product, saying it is bringing natural products to many consumers.

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