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On the money: Danone denies strategy overhaul

French dairy giant Danone has insisted it is not mulling a radical overhaul of strategy as it battles issues at its European dairy and Asian...

Comment: Danone could be mulling strategy shift

The spotlight will turn on Danone's strategy to grow its sales and profits tomorrow (25 July) when the group reports its second-quarter resu...

Editor's viewpoint: Kellogg yields to yoghurt

After seeing the boom in yoghurt sales in the US chip away at demand for breakfast cereal, Kellogg has accepted it needs a piece of the acti...

BRICs and beyond: Indonesia's growing dairy sector

Drinking milk consumption in Indonesia lags neighbouring countries in Asia. However, demographic drivers and growing consumer awareness arou...

Latest Interviews

just the answer - Strauss CFO Shahar Florence 25 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Israel's Strauss Group is a food and beverage maker with interests in sectors from coffee and chocolate to dairy and dips. Coffee accounts for over half of Strauss's sales but the company has aspirations to grow its food business. Hannah Abdulla met Strauss CFO Shahar Florence to find out more.


Interview: Jacquet-Brossard's overseas ambitions 7 Feb 2014

Dean Best

French bakery group Jacquet-Brossard is embarking on a fresh push overseas. It already exports to 35 markets but has goals in place to grow in markets like Brazil, the US and China as it tries to offset challenges at home. Dean Best spoke to Jacquet-Brossard corporate development director Alexandre Poussard to find out more.

Latest News

Danone H1 profits down but sticks to FY goals 25 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Danone today (25 July) reported a drop in half-year profits, hurt by weak dairy and baby food volumes, but the French group maintained its full-year targets.


Stonyfield eyes Greek yoghurt eaters with cheese 23 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Danone's US organic dairy unit Stonyfield is looking to encourage Greek yoghurt eaters in the country to choose the "mild and creamy" fresh cheese product Petite Crème.


Danone strengthens Africa ops with Brookside deal 18 Jul 2014

Katy Askew

Danone has purchased a stake in the holding company of Kenyan dairy group Brookside in a move it said would "significantly enhance" its reach in east Africa.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 30 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

In a week when ConAgra Foods faced uncomfortable questions over its performance, Ben & Jerry's waded into the GMO-debate and the UK government revealed that it is looking at various ways to curb sugar consumption - including fiscal levers - here is just-food's week in words.


BRF: 14 companies lodge interest in dairy arm 27 Jun 2014

Dean Best

Fourteen companies have expressed interest in BRF's dairy business, the Brazilian food group has revealed.

Latest blogs

Danone reveals baby formula supply issues in Australia and NZ 24 Apr 2014

Hannah Abdulla

The true impact of the Fonterra milk scare and the subsequent recall looks like it is surfacing, after Danone's subsidiary Nutricia announced a supply shortage in Australia and New Zealand.


Repurcussions of botulism scare continue to impact Fonterra 27 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

It's been a tough last year for Fonterra and the repurcussions don't appear to have stopped. The firm reported a 53% loss in profits for the first six months of its financial year yesterday attributing the losses to margins being squeezed by higher commodity prices.

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