Next time you go shopping for yogurt, consider this: Chobani dominates the US Greek-style yogurt market, ahead even of Dannon. Chobani, based in Twin Falls Idaho, is led by Hamdi Ulukaya, a Turkish Muslim and legal immigrant to our country. His story is a model of capitalist success … with a strong turn to the left.
Chobani Yogurt was started with the help of an $800K SBA loan, funded by US taxpayers. The business has grown at a fantastic pace since funding arrived in 2005, to nearly $1B in sales in 2013. With that explosive growth came the usual organizational problems, leading to the hiring of an outsider as CEO in 2015. Still, Chobani controls some 44% of the US Greek yogurt market segment … not too shabby for an eleven-year-old company.
Hamdi Ulukaya is loved by the Obama Regime. In June 2015 the USDA granted accelerated approval of the inclusion of Chobani yogurts in federally-approved school lunch menus. Some sources believe that Chuckie Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand helped speed Ulukaya’s application through the approval process. In return, Ulukaya has spent some $700K on reelection campaigns for those two paragons of progressivism.
But it gets better. Ulukaya is a huge promoter of Muslim immigration, specifically Turkish, Kurdish and Somali Muslims. He has personally helped import thousands of Muslims to Twin Falls and Idaho in general. Ulukaya’s Tent Foundation works hand-in-hand with other western globalist squish outfits including the Ikea Foundation, the UPS Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Center for American Progress, and MasterCard. The Tent Foundation’s stated goal is “to improve the lives and livelihoods of the 60 million people who ave been forcibly displaced around the globe”. Couple this with the “Giving Pledge”, a globalist refugee resettlement scheme founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, and supported by Ulukaya (who is welcome in this league thanks to his current net worth of $2B). These one-worlders have pledged to use their billions to help “end the refugee crisis” …. by relocating so-called refugees in western nations rather than repairing and civilizing the refugees’ home nations. None of them seems to question how these people came to be “forcibly displaced”, or whose policies destabilized the nations these folks are fleeing from. I’m sure if you zoom in real tight with Google Earth, you can see the thousands of Somalis happily living on Gates’ and Buffett’s estates.
Now Twin Falls, and Idaho in general, are experiencing increases in crimes of the person committed by refugees; demands for shar’ia zones; and all the cultural detritus that flows in on the tide of unvetted immigrants. Ulukaya himself is benefiting handsomely all the way to the bank, with a small but hugely loyal Muslim workforce at his command, simpering support from local politicos, and open doors in the federal government.
The local Walmarts give more slotting space to Chobani than to any other brand of Greek-style yogurt. Ingles, a grocery chain hq’d in Asheville NC, has displaced several Dannon products with Chobani. Y’all might want to look hard at the dairy cold display in your favorite grocery store and judge how much space Chobani controls, both for yogurt and dips. When you reach for your next container of Greek-style yogurt or dip, remember what your dollars may end up supporting!
Several sources were used for this article, including the websites of Chobani, The Tent Foundation, the Wall Street Journal, FoodNavigator-USA, Newsweek, Breitbart, The Daily Beast, WeAreHere Movement, WorldNetDaily, and FreedomDaily.