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What does future hold for Danone CEO with activist investor on scene?

25 Jan 2021

An activist investor is calling for the removal of Danone's CEO Emmanuel Faber. Simon Harvey assesses whether the proposals carry any validity.

Big Food's stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds

25 Jan 2021

Our guide to some of the in-house venture-capital funds operated by the world's major packaged-food companies.

Danone under pressure to make changes from activist investor Bluebell

19 Jan 2021

Danone is facing calls to make further changes to the way the company is run from an activist investor.

Hatching new ideas – Big Food's incubator and accelerator programmes

11 Jan 2021

Our guide to some of the main incubators and accelerators operated by major food manufacturers as they look to tap into some of the consumer trends shaping demand.

2020 – The year in food industry M&A

22 Dec 2020

Andy Coyne looks at significant transactions and emerging themes in merger, acquisition and investment activity in the global food sector during a year like no other.

They said what? The most-read interviews on just-food in 2020

22 Dec 2020

Our regular series of interviews with senior executives in the international packaged food industry caught the eye once more in 2020. Which were the most-read?

Danone invests in plant-based production in Sweden

18 Dec 2020

Danone is to invest in expanding production at one of its factories making plant-based dairy products in Europe.

Plant-based priorities – dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

16 Dec 2020

just-food rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Danone creates strategy committee to oversee restructure

14 Dec 2020

Danone is creating a strategy transformation committee to support the French dairy giant's ambitions under a new corporate structure.

New products – India FMCG giant Marico enters plant-based meat; Danone touts health virtues of Silk kids line; Chobani debuts probiotic range; Kellogg's new cereal bars

11 Dec 2020

This week's selection of new products includes a cereal partnership between Mondelez/Post Holdings and a new category in spreads for Upfield's Violife brand in the UK. 

Danone plays catch up with food peers as French giant adapts to pandemic challenge

25 Nov 2020

Danone has revealed a new corporate structure, designed to reboot profit margins and improve efficiencies. Simon Harvey looks at the key talking points.

Danone to axe jobs in post-Covid shake-up

23 Nov 2020

The yogurt and baby-food maker wants to build a "local-first" organisation, with the company's CEO insisting the group needed to reinvent itself.

Danone in legal spat with Land O'Lakes over licensing agreement

10 Nov 2020

Land O'Lakes, a US agri-food business with a focus on dairy, has responded to allegations made by Danone over a licensing agreement.

Dirty vegan to clean label – the questions facing plant-based products, ingredients and nutrition

5 Nov 2020

Questions about the processing behind plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy are growing. Is the criticism justified or is the buoyant industry being unfairly targeted?

New products – Bio-tiful launches kefir 'shots'; Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods chills out; Popchips dialling down on healthier snacks in US

30 Oct 2020

This week's batch of new products that caught the eye include home-made yogurt kits from Danone and General Mills launching a version of its Fibre One Protein bars in the US.

Danone's nutrition unit Nutricia acquires special needs business Real Food Blends

23 Oct 2020

The specialised nutrition division of French dairy behemoth Danone has acquired a US business producing meals for people with special needs.

Danone's Alpro goals throw down progressive gauntlet

22 Oct 2020

Danone is upping its investment in efforts to improve the sustainability of its operations and some of the latest measures focus on Alpro, its flagship European dairy-free brand.

Danone executive shake-up, asset review

19 Oct 2020

The French giant is restructuring its management – with the company's CFO deciding to leave – and reviewing its portfolio to adapt to the challenges created by the virus.

Danone looks for lift after recent woes

19 Oct 2020

According to CEO Emmanuel Faber, Danone needs to "reinvent itself again". Dean Best reports on the Alpro maker's quest to get back on track.

Danone to invest in organic infant milk production

16 Oct 2020

French dairy giant Danone has revealed plans to ramp up the production of organic baby milk in its domestic market.

Danone reveals "plan" amid CFO Cabanis exit talk

16 Oct 2020

The French giant is refusing to comment on "rumours" finance chief Cecile Cabanis is planning to leave the Actimel owner.

Danone to sell remaining stake in Japan's Yakult

6 Oct 2020

French dairy giant Danone has revealed it is to sell its remaining stake in a Japanese probiotics drink firm.

New products – Danone enters organic baby-milk segment with Aptamil and takes its Two Good yogurt range to Australia; Kellogg debuts Just Right Fusion cereal Down Under

30 Sep 2020

This week's selection of new products include Jammie Dodgers muffins from UK firms Speedibake and Burton's Biscuits and dairy-free cheese snacks from ParmCrisps of the US.

How sustainable is non-plastic packaging?

24 Sep 2020

When it comes to packaging, the focus of policy-makers, businesses and campaign groups has been on disposable plastic. But are the 'plan B' packaging options any good?

FMCG giants try again on deforestation

22 Sep 2020

Seventeen of the world's largest FMCG groups and retailers have launched another bid to tackle deforestation.

French baby-food firm Yooji raises more cash, names new CEO

21 Sep 2020

Yooji, the French baby-food start-up, has attracted more funding, including, again, from one of the major names in the sector.

Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Danone plans capex to support Alpro initiatives

17 Sep 2020

French dairy giant Danone is to invest in facilities in Belgium and the UK where one of its major brand's products are manufactured.

Powerful Foods to drop yogurt from range

15 Sep 2020

The US-based supplier of protein-packed food and beverages is to leave the category in which it made its debut seven years ago.

Danone backs 'ugly' produce firm Hungry Harvest

11 Sep 2020

The yogurt and infant-formula giant has invested in a US firm delivering "oddly-shaped" or surplus fruit and veg to consumers' homes.





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