It all begin with five flavors and only five employees but the New Berlin based yogurt company will be on the international stage in London for the 2012 Olympic games. Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says, "This was my personal dream that one day I would do it and reach out. And it was a perfect fit and the USA Olympic Committee has accepted and we announced that we would be sponsoring USA Olympic team in London 2012."
Chobani has grown over the past seven year to eventually become the yogurt that's naturally powering Team USA. Ulukaya added, "We felt that this is the perfect time. We have an amazing distribution, there is an amazing brand recognition out there and we found out that naturally most of the athletes were eating our products so the timing couldn't be an better."
Chobani says in five years they've become the #1 yogurt brand in America and their passion for their product has taken them all the way to the Olympics. Ulukaya says, "Of course you cannot imagine but you have a goal that you put it out there and you never lose sight of that goal but you work every day at what's in front of you and that's what we did." From New Berlin to London the Central New York based company is headed to the biggest stage in sports.