Chobani to open sales headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

By WKTV News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - On Tuesday, the yogurt brand Chobani announced that Charlotte, North Carolina would serve as home to its North American Sales Headquarters.

Chobani's offices, which will span 5,200 square feet on the 16th floor of the Charlotte Plaza Building, are scheduled to open later this summer.

"Not only is Charlotte my favorite city, it's a great fit for Chobani," said Kyle O'Brien, Executive Vice President of Sales, Chobani Global Holdings, Inc. "It's home to talented people as well as amazing networking opportunities and cultural amenities. Plus we're excited to get involved in the Charlotte community."

As part of its long-term growth plans in the Charlotte market, Chobani plans to expand its current sales force from 17 to approximately 60 positions by the end of 2013. The average salary for the new positions will be approximately $70,000 and will include retail analysis, trade marketing sales support and direct sales jobs.

Chobani's "Nothing but Good" philosophy, which includes supporting local farmers, job creation and community outreach, will be instrumental at their new site as the company begins to form roots in the Charlotte community.

The Shepherd's Gift Foundation - Chobani's charitable arm, which gives 10% of the company's post-tax profits to groups working towards positive change - will also be integrated into the company's Charlotte initiatives.

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