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[email protected]: Chobani CEO pays it forward | $4M and a distribution deal for High Brew Coffee

5@5: Chobani CEO pays it forward | $4M and a distribution deal for High Brew Coffee
Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

At Chobani, now it's not just the yogurt that's rich

The company's founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, surprised employees this week by giving them shares of the company collectively worth as much as 10 percent of its value (which was $3 billion to $5 billion two years ago) when it is acquired or goes public. Read more at The New York Times...


Austin's fast-growing High Brew Coffee raises $4 million

Some 30 investors, including launch a new line of dairy-free lattes. It's also struck up a distribution partnership with

Beneath an ugly outside, marred fruit may pack more nutrition

Not only is selling and buying ugly fruit helping prevent food waste, but it may be delivering more nutritious produce, too. Some experts suggest that the stress that causes fruits and vegetables to become damaged may also lead to a boost in its antioxidant content. Read more at NPR...


Small businesses get boost from Mondelez

Through what it's calling the Triscuit Maker Fund, the food company contributed $250,000 to more than 50 artisinal food companies' crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo. Read more at Food Business News...


Yogurt buyers send Dannon back to the farm

Responding to pressure from consumers, Dannon says it will begin working directly with some of its milk suppliers to ensure its standards around animal welfare, soil conservation, biodiversity and more are met. Read more at The New York Times...

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