Colombo Yogurt
Colombo Yogurt originated from a family business run by Rose and Sarkis Colombosian, Armenian
Armenian people or Armenians are a nation and ethnic group native to the Armenian Highland.The largest concentration is in Armenia having a nearly-homogeneous population with 97.9% or 3,145,354 being ethnic Armenian....

 immigrants who lived in Andover, Massachusetts
Andover, Massachusetts
Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It was incorporated in 1646 and as of the 2010 census, the population was 33,201...

. Yogurt
Yoghurt, yogurt or yogourt is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yoghurt are known as "yoghurt cultures"...

 was first commercially produced and sold in the United States in 1929 by the Colombosians, whose family business later became Colombo Yogurt. The yogurt produced by the Columbosians was based on traditional Armenian cooking methods. The business saw growth in the 1960s due to the increased awareness of the health benefits of yogurt.

In 1993, Colombo Yogurt was purchased by General Mills
General Mills
General Mills, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 corporation, primarily concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. The company markets many well-known brands, such as Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totinos, Jeno's, Pillsbury, Green...


In April 2008, Colombo yogurt downsized its serving package size from 8 ounces to 6 ounces, while maintaining the same price, an effective price increase of 33%.


On Friday, January 29, 2010 General Mills announced that it was dropping the Colombo brand to focus more on its Yoplait
Yoplait is a brand of yogurt produced by a company owned by two French holdings, SODIAAL and PAI Partners.-History:In 1964, 100,000 French farmers merged their regional dairy cooperatives to sell nationally. In 1965, two co-ops, "Yola" and "Coplait", merged, becoming "Yoplait"...

yogurt. It ended shipments on February 12, 2010.
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