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Dannon® YoCream® Expands Gelato Line to Meet Consumer Demand and to Support Operators’ Overwhelming Positive Response to Initial Three Flavors

Jeanne Milburn - GelatoGroup_DannonYoCreamApril 1, 2016—According to a nationwide consumer preference survey, gelato is now the second-most-popular frozen dessert. To help operators satisfy America’s growing interest, Dannon YoCream is adding two new flavors to expand its line to five soft-serve gelato frozen dairy dessert offerings.

The initial three gelato flavors were launched in August 2015 and have already become top sellers in the Dannon YoCream portfolio, which includes more than 75 products. Positive operator feedback on product taste and quality as well as creatively impactful marketing materials support Dannon’s decision to further invest in more gelato options.

The expanded line now includes five delicious, Italian-style gelatos:

• NEW! Banana Flambé*

• NEW! Creamy Limoncello*

• Hazelnut**

• Pistachio**

• Chocolate**

With a rich taste and dense texture, Dannon YoCream’s gelato has 7% butterfat, making it three times as creamy as low-fat frozen yogurt options. Food service professionals are encouraged to serve through standard froyo equipment or to mix and match flavor placements, creating exciting pairings and combinations for patrons.

Andy Bantz, National Director, Frozen Division, of Dannon Food Service, says, “The initial gelato line was a highly successful product launch. We received a great deal of positive feedback, so it was important for us to continue to support our customers with the innovative products and impactful tools to help them grow their business. The Dannon YoCream gelato line now has five delicious, on-trend flavors to attract new happy customers and to meet the increased demand for this creamy, Italian-style frozen dessert.”

To learn more, visit http://www.yocream.com/static-web/gelato.pdf or www.yocream.com.

About Dannon
Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Dannon makes a variety of yogurt products in Minster, OH, Fort Worth, TX, West Jordan, UT, and Portland, OR, to serve the diverse needs of its retail and food service customers. Dannon’s mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible via its wide offering of delicious and wholesome fresh and frozen yogurts. Dannon, the top-selling brand of yogurt worldwide, is a subsidiary of Danone, which has four business lines including Fresh Dairy (Dannon, Activia, Light & Fit, Oikos, Danimals, YoCrunch, etc.), Waters (évian, Badoit, Volvic, Aqua, etc.), Early Life Nutrition (Karicare, Cow&Gate, etc.) and Medical Nutrition (Fortisip, Nutrison, etc.). For more information, visit www.dannon.com or www.dannonfoodservice.com.

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