Considering Producing Skyr In The US

Published January 9, 2013

The Icelandic dairy company Mjólkursamsalan (MS) is examining the pros and cons of starting production of skyr in the US.
Skyr, a yogurt-like product unique to Iceland, has been experiencing an export boom lately, across Europe, North America, and even Russia. As one might expect, though, exports mean tariffs, and on perishable goods these can be quite high.
DV reports that it is precisely because of the high tariffs that MS has to pay in order to export skyr to the US that the company is now considering simply manufacturing skyr in the US. Jón Axel Pétursson, the director of sales and marketing for MS, confirmed that the company does regard in-country production of skyr as one way to avoid having to pay import tariffs, but no final decision has yet been taken.
Skyr is available to many American consumers, primarily through the Whole Foods grocery chain. In addition to reducing costs for MS, skyr produced in the US itself could mean lower prices for American consumers.



News
Police Chief Unmoved, Musicians To Play Festival Anyway

Police Chief Unmoved, Musicians To Play Festival Anyway

by

Despite a strong showing of solidarity, the Westman Islands chief of police will not change her policy of asking for

News
Gourmet Food Market Opens Again

Gourmet Food Market Opens Again

by

It’s that time of year again: time to check out some of the city’s finest gourmet offerings. Pressan reports that

News
Are Asylum Seeker Shelters Really Like Prisons?

Are Asylum Seeker Shelters Really Like Prisons?

by

During our visit to the asylum seeker shelter at Grensásvegur, many of the residents there compared the place to a

News
More Bands May Leave Festival, Mayor Meets With Artists

More Bands May Leave Festival, Mayor Meets With Artists

by

Two more bands have joined five others who have pledged to not play at the Merchants’ Weekend festival in the

News
Happening Sunday: Grapevine Grassroots At Húrra

Happening Sunday: Grapevine Grassroots At Húrra

by

The summer’s second Grapevine Grassroots is here! A free concert celebrating Reykjavík’s up-and-coming music and arts scene. The programme starts

News
Five Bands Quit Festival Over Police Silencing Tactics

Five Bands Quit Festival Over Police Silencing Tactics

by

Five bands have dropped out of the Merchants’ Weekend festival in the Westman Islands, citing the police chief’s silencing of

Show Me More!