Danone is an international food and beverage company based in France. Founded by Isaac Carasso in 1919, Danone is a public company, listed on the Euronext stock exchange and OTCQX financial market as BN and DANOY respectively. The head office for Danone is located in Paris, France.
It emerged this week that French dairy giant Danone could be preparing to pull its Dumex infant formula brand from Vietnam. It is not yet cl...
Danone announced a deal to acquire WhiteWave Foods this morning (7 July) in a move that values the Alpro maker at around US$12.5bn. The larg...
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Danone insisted this morning (19 April) it is winning "key battles" in its bid to raise its sales and earnings trajectories by 2020. The French food maker flagged higher sales from its US dairy business in the first quarter of this year and predicted ongoing improvements from its European dairy operations. Danone also insisted the fundamentals of its Chinese infant nutrition business are solid despite recent challenges. Katy Askew reports.
Danone appears to be winning over the investment community, with a 2015 performance and 2016 forecasts welcomed by the market - and growth targets analysts believe are credible and achievable. The French food giant faces challenges, not least in fresh dairy but, broadly, the company's recent initiatives and its prospects have led to more confidence in the business. Here we present the important takeaways from Danone's appearance at the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference in London.
For French dairy group Danone, improving the performance of its global dairy business and transforming it to a growth platform is a priority. As part of this drive, the company has launched an international marketing campaign for its Danonino yoghurt brand. Patricia Oliva, the global marketing director for Danonino, spoke to just-food about how the brand hopes to strike a unique chord with consumers.
Danone-owned organic baby food business Happy Family is expanding its range with the launch of products it believes will drive category growth. Happy Family is also using its technological know-how to trail-blaze into uncharted territory for the business. Katy Askew spoke to new business development director Regina Fechter to learn more.
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France's Danone, which sells the Dumex infant formula brand in Vietnam, is reportedly preparing to halt investment in the product in the country as a result of a falling market share.
Canadian dairy processors have expressed their concern regarding the imposition of another increase in the minimum price they must pay for butter and skimmed milk powder
Danone has sold its Chilean business to local food producer Watt's, the Latin American business announced today (7 September).
WhiteWave Foods, the US group set to be taken over by Danone, revealed a recent acquisition in Mexico as it published its half-year results yesterday (9 August).
Danone CFO Cecile Cabanis today (28 July) insisted the Actimel maker is making progress with its bid to improve the performance of the French group's dairy business, the company's largest by revenue, despite a decline in volumes in the first half of the year.
Shares in Danone rose this morning (28 July) after the French food group booked half-year adjusted operating profit that exceeded analyst expectations.
WhiteWave Foods has unveiled new commitments to sustainability in areas including emissions, water use and sourcing.
Danone has relaunched the complete range of its Cow & Gate jar baby food in the UK as part a new early-life nutrition initiative.
French leading dairy company Danone is strengthening its presence in India with the launch of operations in Chennai.
A new range of non-GMO yogurts is being launched by Danone under the Dannon, Oikos and Danimals brands in the US.
Danone's takeover offer for WhiteWave Foods – which received the unanimous backing of the WhiteWave board – is to be probed by lawyers representing WhiteWave investors.
French dairy giant Danone has entered into an agreement to acquire WhiteWave Foods in a deal that values the Alpro maker at US$12.5bn and doubles Danone's size in the US market.
Danone has given more clarity to its forecast for 2016 operating margin (14 June) on the back of "disciplined" resource allocation, efficiency and cost "optimisation".
Danone is taking Vitalinea, a yoghurt brand the company sells in Spain, into the country's yoghurt drink segment.
Danone's US arm has announced plans to simplify its ingredients list and follow sustainable agriculture practices.
Danone booked an increase in first-quarter like-for-like sales ahead of analyst expectations despite subdued volume growth as value sales were lifted by a positive price-mix impact.
Danone has opened an infant formula processing plant in Germany that will process around 90,000 tonnes of formula – or 150m packs – to be exported to 70 countries worldwide.
Danone is investing INR1.5bn (US$22.6m) in expanding its production capacity for infant formula products in India.
Danone has launched a range of zero-fat, zero added sugar Greek-style yoghurts in the UK.
Danone has confirmed plans to stop selling its New Zealand-made Nutricia Karicare infant formula brand in China in order to increase its focus on developing its Aptamil and Nutrilon brands.
US-based WhiteWave Foods has set a date for its shareholders to seal the deal on the planned US$12.5bn takeover of the group by French dairy giant Danone.
Announced last month, it is one of the more notable M&A deals in the international food sector of 2016. But an organic advocacy group in the US has taken aim at Danone's planned US$12.5bn takeover of WhiteWave Foods.
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