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M&A Watch: Why Danone/Lifeway deal could be next

The over 25x EBITDA valuation in General Mills' recent acquisition of Annie's clears the path for Danone, a main rival in dairy, to pay top...

Comment: Do not expect huge change at Danone

Looking at Danone's share price yesterday, one is left with the impression there is an expectation of changes at the French food group now F...

Comment: Competition to rise on whey investments

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with...

On the money: Mengniu hones in on "star" brands

China's largest dairy manufacturer China Mengniu Dairy has shrugged off investor concerns over margin pressure, insisting its strategy to ra...

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 invests in Tres Cantos production facility 24 Sep 2014

Katy Askew

Danone is investing in increasing the capacity of its dairy production facility in Tres Cantos, Madrid.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 22 Sep 2014

Dean Best

After General Mills' move to buy Annie's, M&A advisor Stefan Kirk took to just-food's pages to argue Lifeway Foods could be a takeover target for Danone. General Mills, meanwhile, battling to improve the performance of its US business revealed it will close two plants. And we took a look at the most eye-catching products being showcased at the Natural Products Expo East show in Baltimore.


Danone's Happy Family adds to baby food range 16 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Happy Family, Danone's US organic baby food business, has launched a range of pouches and a line of wafers as it builds its portfolio of convenient and health-focused products.


Danone to close plant in Russia 11 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Danone is to close a dairy plant in the Russian city of Smolensk amid high raw milk prices.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 8 Sep 2014

Dean Best

Danone this week said Franck Riboud will step down as CEO after 18 years leading the French food giant. Across the Channel, the UK government announced plans for a food crime unit to tackle fraud. In emerging markets, Lactalis struck a deal to buy dairy assets from Brazil's BRF, while Egyptian snack group Bisco Misr said Kellogg had expressed an interest in buying the business.

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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