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How Danone and WhiteWave will benefit from merger

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...

Companies' duty for supply chain workers growing

Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign reflects the increased responsibility global food companies are now expected to assume for working condit...

Ben Cooper | 11 May 2016

Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directly to wages, workers’ rights and working conditions in their agricultural supply chains. Here, just-food sets out the NGO's evaluations under the three criteria - women, farmers and workers - along with the companies’ reactions.

Katy Askew | 19 Apr 2016

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.

Dean Best | 11 Apr 2016

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.

Hannah Abdulla | 3 Jan 2016

In the second of a two-part feature, Hannah Abdulla looks at two more members of the BRIC quartet and explores what India and China hold in store for the packaged food industry over 2016.

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Katy Askew | 25 May 2016

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.

Katy Askew | 8 Apr 2016

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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John Shepherd | 25 Jul 2016

Danone has relaunched the complete range of its Cow & Gate jar baby food in the UK as part a new early-life nutrition initiative.

Helen Arnold | 21 Jul 2016

French leading dairy company Danone is strengthening its presence in India with the launch of operations in Chennai.

Helen Arnold | 15 Jul 2016

A new range of non-GMO yogurts is being launched by Danone under the Dannon, Oikos and Danimals brands in the US.

Katy Askew | 11 Jul 2016

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. 

Katy Askew | 7 Jul 2016

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. 

Katy Askew | 14 Jun 2016

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". 

Dean Best | 24 May 2016

Danone is taking Vitalinea, a yoghurt brand the company sells in Spain, into the country's yoghurt drink segment.

Hannah Abdulla | 27 Apr 2016

Danone's US arm has announced plans to simplify its ingredients list and follow sustainable agriculture practices.

Katy Askew | 19 Apr 2016

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. 

Katy Askew | 19 Apr 2016

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. 

Katy Askew | 7 Apr 2016

Danone is investing INR1.5bn (US$22.6m) in expanding its production capacity for infant formula products in India. 

Hannah Abdulla | 4 Apr 2016

Danone has launched a range of zero-fat, zero added sugar Greek-style yoghurts in the UK.

Katy Askew | 31 Mar 2016

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.

Katy Askew | 14 Mar 2016

Danone-owned US organic dairy business Stonyfield Organic has thrown its weight behind calls for the mandatory labelling of products containing GMOs in the country. 

Dean Best | 9 Mar 2016

PepsiCo and Danone, two of the largest dairy groups in Russia, have expressed their disquiet about changes to safety regulations in the country.

Katy Askew | 2 Mar 2016

Danone's organic baby food business Happy Family is launching a line of organic baby foods, Clearly Crafted, that come in transparent pouches.

Dean Best | 23 Feb 2016

Danone today (23 February) revealed it has made two transactions in the last week in Africa, a continent the French group dubs "a strategic region" for the company.

Dean Best | 23 Feb 2016

Shares in Danone climbed this morning (23 February) after the Activia maker reported a solid last three months of 2015 and issued forecasts for this year that were welcomed by analysts.

Katy Askew | 19 Feb 2016

Danone has launched its organic yogurt brand Las 2 Vacas into the Spanish market with the roll out of four varieties.

Katy Askew | 18 Feb 2016

Danone's US organic business Stonyfield Organic has announced the launch of three yogurt products made using whole milk. 

Katy Askew | 15 Feb 2016

Danone has extended its Oikos Greek yoghurt brand in Canada with the launch of Oikos Creations.  

Katy Askew | 1 Feb 2016

Chobani has been ordered to suspend a marketing campaign highlighting the artificial ingredients in Danone's low-fat yoghurt line.

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Katy Askew | 22 Jul 2016

Market speculation over a possible takeover of Kellogg surfaced this week, with the snacks-to-cereal maker linked to both Kraft Heinz and Coca Cola Co.

Katy Askew | 11 Jul 2016

Growing demand in emerging markets are set to drive 4.6% growth in the global dairy and soy food market by 2020, according to new research.

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