MS Skyr To Start Production In The US - The Reykjavik Grapevine

MS Skyr To Start Production In The US

Published January 24, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Icelandic dairy producer, Mjólkursamsalan (MS) will begin production of skyr in the US this year, reports RÚV. It is also possible that Icelandic skimmed milk powder will be used in the production process.
Einar Sigurðsson, CEO of MS, said that attempts to export MS skyr to the US have so far not been successful because the cost of import makes the product too expensive, but by producing the skyr inside the US this issue would be solved.
Export of skyr to Europe has been a considerably more lucrative venture however, with 40 million pots of skyr sold in Nordic countries. Sales have also doubled in the Nordic market in the last 3 years.
As for the US, MS will have some competition as there is already a skyr product on the market. “Siggi‘s Skyr” produced by Sigurður Kjartan Hilmarsson is manufactured in New York and sold in 4000 stores across the country.
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