FAGE INTERNATIONAL S.A.

FAGE is the dairy company that has made Greek yogurt known and loved around the globe.

OUR COMPANY

“We would never make a product
that we would not give to our children.„

FAGE (pronounced ‘fa-yeh’) grew from humble, local origins in Greece, from a single dairy shop in 1926, to a leading international dairy company with a focus on yogurt. We not only have the leading position in the Greek yogurt market, but we’ve also attained a significant and growing presence in the United States yogurt market and over 40 other countries. In addition to our creamy Greek strained yogurt, FAGE manufactures, distributes and sells a wide range of other dairy products and dairy desserts.
FAGE products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities. Our US location in Johnstown, New York, started making delicious FAGE products in April 2008 and is now the largest of our facilities, manufacturing yogurt products for the US market and the rest of the Americas. Our two facilities in Greece serve the rest of our global markets outside of the Americas, and have the capacity to expand their production to accommodate expected increases in demand from the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany and beyond. Read more
FAGE products are distributed to around 300 grocery store chains, which sell FAGE products in over 50,000 of their stores in approximately 44 countries, primarily in the United States and throughout Europe. We also sell our products to bakeries, confectionaries, dairy stores and other smaller convenience stores.

FAGE has succeeded in creating products that food lovers around the world enjoy. We owe our success to our highest standards of quality, generations of know-how, innovative products, and our devoted employees. Today, more than ever, we strive to create, lead, innovate and grow. Everything we do is driven by our pursuit of absolute quality while remaining true to our founder’s principle: “We would never make a product that we would not give to our children.”

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OUR STORY

From a single dairy shop to a brand
loved around the globe.

Our story begins in 1926 with our first dairy shop in Athens, Greece. Established by the family of Athanassios Filippou — the grandfather of FAGE’s current CEO and Chairman — the store quickly became known for its delicious, creamy, one-of-a-kind yogurt.
In 1954, under the guidance of his father and FAGE founder Athanassios, Ioannis Filippou helped create the first wholesale distribution network for yogurt in Greece. By 1964, Ioannis and his brother Kyriakos had opened FAGE’s first yogurt production facility in Galatsi, a suburb of Athens. Read more
Until the mid-1970s, FAGE was primarily involved in the small-scale production and distribution of traditional Greek yogurt. Back then, retail outlets typically sold yogurt as a commodity product in bulk quantities and the manufacturer was often unidentified. In 1975, when the FAGE yogurt plant was relocated from Galatsi to Metamorfossi, another suburb of Athens, FAGE became the first company to introduce branded yogurt products to the Greek market.

These products, which carried the FAGE® trademark, were sold in attractively designed packaging — smaller, sealed tubs featuring branding with a streamlined aesthetic very similar to what we use today. No one could have predicted the brand’s future success, which would completely transform the yogurt market in subsequent years, both in Greece and internationally.

From our start as a local Athens dairy producer, we expanded throughout Greece, as well as internationally. We began exporting yogurt to the UK and Italy in 1983 and to the US in 1998. We continue to enjoy growth in these countries and many others. Today, consumers can enjoy our famous Greek strained yogurt in over 40 different countries around the world.

In 2006, the third generation of the Filippou family took over the management of FAGE, continuing our international growth and building on our Greek heritage.

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OUR PRINCIPLES

Our Vision - Our Mission - Our Values

We aspire to contribute to the healthy lifestyle of dairy lovers around the world by providing part of a balanced diet as we continue to develop innovative, high-quality products.
We value integrity. All of our decisions are made in accordance with the ethical and moral principles of our upbringing, with respect for both customers and markets, and always in the spirit of fairness and integrity.

We hold ourselves accountable to our consumers, employees, associates and suppliers, respecting their needs and striving to remain worthy of their trust. Read more
We apply quality assurance tests to the whole supply chain, from production to consumption, through daily controls and process certification.

We invest in integrated systems that manage the impact of our production process on the environment and implement systems for recycling.

We promote our employees’ well-being by ensuring safe and healthy working conditions, providing ongoing training and encouraging initiative, cooperation and professionalism.

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GREEK CUISINE

Greece is known worldwide for food
that is both fresh and flavorful.

For thousands of years, the essence of Greek cuisine has been based on two principles: use the freshest possible ingredients and prepare them simply. These are the key reasons the Greek diet is considered one of the healthiest in the world.
Blessed with its temperate Mediterranean climate and rich soil, Greece produces food that is both fresh and flavorful. You can experience it in a simple salad of cucumbers, tomatoes and feta; the unmistakable aroma and taste of grilled lamb chops; or the creamy flavor of Greek strained yogurt with fruit. Read more
Striving to live a healthy lifestyle filled with positive energy has been a central part of Greek culture for thousands of years. The idea of “good living” originated with Plato and the ancient philosophers, and it is just as vibrant today — when you sit down at any Greek table, the first order of business is still to raise your glass and toast all present with a robust “to your health!” 

FAGE (pronounced ‘fa-yeh’) is proud of our Greek heritage, that our yogurt is made by the same family using the same recipe for 90 years and that it has become a cornerstone of the Greek diet.

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ABOUT GREEK STRAINED YOGURT

Our yogurt is true to our heritage.

In recent years, the world has discovered what the Greeks have known for centuries: There’s nothing like the taste and versatility of strained yogurt.
Naturally rich in protein and low in fat, Greek strained yogurt is quite different from what most of the world knows as “yogurt.” That’s because it is strained, resulting in a thick, creamy yogurt containing more protein and fewer carbohydrates than non-Greek style yogurt. Read more
Few foods are as delicious or as versatile. In Greece, plain yogurt is the most popular type of yogurt and it is eaten at every time of day, as part of a meal or as a standalone snack. Tossed with cucumbers and garlic, it becomes the traditional sauce called tzatziki, a perfect complement to lunch or dinner. Drizzled with honey, plain Greek strained yogurt is a simple yet indulgent dessert.

When you eat FAGE Total, you’re partaking in the ancient Greek tradition of “good living.” Cook with it, and you’re bringing the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle into your diet. Enjoy it, and you’re enjoying more than great-tasting, nutritious, all-natural Greek strained yogurt. You’re enjoying a tradition and lifestyle that dates back thousands of years, one we’re proud to call our own and pleased to share with you.

For people around the world, FAGE yogurt is more than Greek strained yogurt. It’s part of life. And we invite you to make it part of yours.

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MADE EXTRAORDINARY

Made the Greek way,
with simply prepared ingredients.

FAGE Total is an extraordinary source of nutrition. Made using a family recipe that dates back to 1926, it contains no added sweeteners, thickeners, preservatives, powdered milk, and powdered cream or powdered protein. Just milk and live active yogurt cultures are used to create all-natural FAGE Total. And, because it’s strained, it contains more protein than other yogurts.
In the FAGE straining process, every four pounds of fresh, pasteurized cow’s milk are reduced to one pound of FAGE Total. We then add our very own live active yogurt cultures produced at our facilities. All of this helps to create the signature FAGE Total taste.

Our straining technique removes all of the watery whey from the pasteurized cow’s milk, leaving you with only the thick, velvety texture of creamy FAGE yogurt. The result is like no other, with unsurpassed taste and texture.
This careful, deliberate process has made FAGE the ambassador of Greek strained yogurt worldwide.