106. Chobani's secret to scale: Tap into community, w/founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya

Masters of Scale

Apr 5 2022 • 34 mins

Your local community can be the power behind an epic scale story — because smart community investment always maximizes returns. No one knows this like Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder and CEO of Chobani. He turned a small Upstate New York town into an epicenter of Greek yogurt by mobilizing a community to revive a mothballed dairy plant. In creating opportunities for new jobs, he created opportunities for massive scale. This story repeats over and over as the company grows, building communities with a sense of co-ownership. “This is not really a Hamdi story,” Ulukaya says. “This is a story about the people in our communities, what they're made of, and the values and capability that they have.”

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