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Lactalis Acquires Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt

French dairy firm Lactalis said on Friday it had agreed to buy siggi‘s, the U.S.-based maker of Icelandic style skyr yogurts, for an undisclosed price.

Lactalis said the deal “further expands our yogurt platform in the U.S. with this unique and fast-growing yogurt brand.”

After moving to New York from Iceland, siggi’s founder Siggi Hilmarsson felt American yogurt was too sweet and artificial for his liking. He felt homesick for skyr, a sweet Icelandic yoghurt/curd concoction.

Based on a recipe sent by his mother, Siggi began making skyr and went on to establish his own company in 2005 to sell it in the United States.

Whole Milk Islandic Style Yogurt New on the US Market

For nearly a decade, siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt (called skyr) has steadily earned fans nationwide for its creamy, delicious flavor, simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar.

Today, the company announces the nationwide launch of siggi’s whole-milk yogurt, made with whole milk and a touch of cream for a richer taste experience than the 0% and 2% milkfat varieties. siggi’s whole-milk yogurts are available in four delicious flavors plain, vanilla, strawberry & rhubarb, and mixed berries siggi’s whole-milk yogurt contains more protein than sugar per serving (without using low-calorie sweeteners or sugar substitutes).

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