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Focus: Will Danone return to growth in dairy?

Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets,...

Emmi scales back in Italy's sour dairy market

Emmi's move to sell Italian yoghurt business Trentinalatte, announced this morning (6 October), was the latest example of the challenges fac...

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...

Latest Interviews

SIAL 2014: Greek yoghurt firm Fage targets Europe 22 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Greek dairy manufacturer Fage is eyeing growth in Europe as the Greek yoghurt craze in the US loses steam. Katy Askew caught up with the company at the SIAL exhibition in Paris to find out more.


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.

Latest News

Danone to take 25% stake in Yashili 31 Oct 2014

Katy Askew

Danone is taking a 25% stake in Yashili International Holdings, the infant formula business majority owned by Chinese dairy giant Mengniu, in a deal worth almost HK$4.4bn (US$567.4m).


Mead Johnson to up production capacity at US site 21 Oct 2014

Dean Best

US infant formula producer Mead Johnson is to increase the production capacity of a plant in Indiana.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 20 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Nestle came under investor scrutiny last week after its sales missed analyst expectations - with China a central factor. Elsewhere, we looked at the international strategy of one of China's largest food makers - Bright Food - in the wake of its acquisition of Italian olive oil firm Salov. And we spoke to the president of US investment firm BBX Capital after six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector in a year.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 20 Oct 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Last week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.


Danone "eyes acquisition of Mead Johnson" 17 Oct 2014

Dean Best

Danone reportedly wants to move to buy US-based infant formula group Mead Johnson.

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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