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Chobani goes the non-dairy route

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Chobani is expanding its portfolio in a major way.

The Norwich, N.Y.-based company, known for its yogurts, announced the launch of its first plant-based recipe, Non-Dairy Chobani.

“We have a belief: If we can’t make something better, we don’t make it at all. And for some time, we’ve felt that people deserve better nondairy options,” Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, said. “We’ve come up with something that’s much better than what’s out there — a new recipe that’s absolutely delicious, but also meets our food philosophy of being nutritious, made with only natural ingredients and at a price that’s accessible to all. Most importantly, this isn’t a replacement to dairy, but it’s a game-changer for plant-based products.”

Created with cultured organic coconut products and non-GMO ingredients, the line does not contain artificial flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, and naturally does not contain lactose, the company said.

Non-Dairy Chobani will include single-serve cups in blueberry, peach, slightly sweet plain, strawberry and vanilla flavors, as well as single-serve drinks in mango, slightly sweet plain, strawberry and vanilla chai options.

The 5.3 oz. single-serve cups will retail for $1.99 and the 7 oz. single-serve drinks will retail for $2.49. Non-Dairy Chobani will begin hitting grocery and retail shelves in January.

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Sure Petcare intros dog activity, behavior monitor

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Sure Petcare announced the launch of Amino, an activity and behavior monitor that interprets a dog’s activity patterns.

The product, which also delivers insight into dogs’ sleeping patterns and such problem behaviors as shaking, scratching and barking, looks to help owners understand the constantly changing needs of their four-legged companions.

“Animo gives dog owners a window into their dog’s day, not only to tell them what he gets up to when they’re not around, but more importantly to spot changes in behavior and activity over time, which may signal changes in their pet’s health and well-being,” Nick Hill, founder of Sure Petcare, said. “Combining Antelliq’s world-leading animal monitoring expertise, our pet industry experience and the advice of world-renowned dog behaviorists, Animo’s suite of algorithms begins to learn the animal’s unique patterns of movement, accurately interpreting them and reporting their corresponding activity and behavior types to the owner via our smartphone app. Animo tells owners more about their dog than they’ve ever known before.”

Worn on the collar, Amino is suitable for all dogs, is waterproof, uses a standard coin cell battery that lasts six months, sets daily activity goals, tracks calories burnt, and displays incidents of increased barking, scratching and shaking, the company said.

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Horizon launches multi-serve organic protein milk

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Horizon Organic is looking to elevate the milk consumers drink with new organic protein milk.

The Broomfield, Colo.-based brand has unveiled its new multi-serve organic protein milk line — Horizon Organic High Protein, which contains 12 g of organic protein per 8-oz. serving, the company said.

“We realized that protein is a top priority for people when it comes to milk — yet no organic protein milk option was available,” Christina Finkel, senior director of marketing at Horizon Organic, said. “Protein helps to fuel your day and supports healthy muscles, and our newest organic protein milk is meant to help meet that need for dairy drinkers.”

Available in three flavors — reduced fat chocolate, reduced fat plain and vitamin D — the launch is made from organic milk protein concentrate, which is made from high quality complete proteins naturally found in milk, the company said.

In addition, the milk also contains vitamin D, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and phosphorus.

“Less than 6% of all milk is USDA Certified Organic,” Finkel said. “We’re proud to be the first when it comes to a higher protein organic milk option. In addition to a higher level of protein, it tastes delicious, just like the rest of our organic milk portfolio. And we hope Horizon fans — old and new — enjoy our new protein milk, too.”

Horizon’s Organic High Protein milk is available at retailers nationwide in a 64-oz. carton that retails for $5.99.

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