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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...

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...

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 debuts Danette dessert in Canada 15 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Danone has launched its Danette dairy dessert brand into the Canadian market.


Danone launches Actimel drink for kids in UK 11 Aug 2014

Dean Best

Danone is launching an Actimel line targeted at children in the UK to build on consumption of the yoghurt drink among young people in the country.


Danone UK ad banned over unauthorised claims 30 Jul 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Danone has been reprimanded in the UK over an ad featuring its Aptamil with Pronutra+ formula, which was deemed to have made claims not allowed under EU law.


Danone takes Mars yoghurts into more markets 30 Jul 2014

Dean Best

Danone has introduced a range of yoghurts developed with Mars that were first launched in France into three more European markets.


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.

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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