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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.

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Andy Coyne | 12 Nov 2018

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.


David Burrows | 29 May 2018

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurry of food companies announcing pledges on their use of packaging. The pressure is on to act. However, David Burrows argues businesses should be mindful before leaping on the latest developments in packaging while NGOs are arguing some of the companies' commitments are far from ambitious.


Ben Cooper | 5 Apr 2018

The B Corp movement has grown since its launch in the US in 2007 and claims a foothold in 150 countries. Some food manufacturers have found themselves drawn to B Corp ideals of sustainable business - and we look at why.


Ben Cooper | 1 Mar 2018

In just-food's latest deep dive into the market pull for more sustainable food, Ben Cooper looks in-depth at the US market.

Latest Interviews

Ben Cooper | 12 Apr 2018

Danone has been one of the major food corporations looking seriously at B Corp certification, which takes into account all stakeholders, rather than holding as pre-eminent the return to a company's shareholders. The French giant today (12 April) announced its North America arm is now B Corp-certified and just-food's Ben Cooper spoke to group chairman and CEO Emmanuel Faber about his support for that way of codifying a food business.


Dean Best | 26 Oct 2017

Danone's blockbuster move for US-based WhiteWave Foods has been one of the most significant food-industry acquisitions of the last 18 months. Struck in July 2016, the US$12.5bn deal was sealed this April and doubled Danone’s sales in the US – but it also gave the French giant the European dairy-alternative brand Alpro. Dean Best caught up with Alain De Bruyn, commercial director for Alpro’s business in a swathe of countries from Slovakia to South Africa, to find out more about the plans for the brand in some of its more early-stage markets.

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Dean Best | 18 Dec 2018

Our most-read interviews featured giants of the industry like Nestle, PepsiCo and Danone, as well as SMEs focusing on some of the fast-growing trends shaping the sector.


just-food.com | 7 Dec 2018

This week's new products include two yogurts from French dairy giant Danone in the US and an addition to Mondelez's biscuit range in India.


Andy Coyne | 5 Dec 2018

French dairy giant Danone has taken part in a US$28m investment round in a local pesticide-free fruits and vegetable business.


Simon Harvey | 3 Dec 2018

A number of global food industry manufacturers have joined a new innovation platform for start-up enterprises to be based in the US.


Simon Harvey | 3 Dec 2018

French dairy giant Danone is reportedly finding it difficult to attract a buyer for its loss-making organic fresh produce business.


Simon Harvey | 26 Nov 2018

Russian media suggest France-based dairy giant Danone may be interested in buying up the country's largest baby food manufacturer.


Simon Harvey | 7 Nov 2018

Major food firms are among infant-formula manufacturers with UK operations to sign up to a new industry code of practise in the country.


Dean Best | 29 Oct 2018

Nestlé, Unilever and Danone are among the consumer-goods companies to have signed a new commitment on plastic packaging.


Dean Best | 24 Oct 2018

Danone has said its in-house investment division is looking at backing businesses located outside North America and Europe for the first time.


Dean Best | 22 Oct 2018

Danone is not in the running to buy GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, the chief executive of the French giant said today (22 October).


Andy Coyne | 10 Oct 2018

UK-based environmental pressure group Greenpeace has cited household-name food producers in a list of the top ten worst offenders when it comes to throwaway plastic.


just-food.com | 5 Oct 2018

This week's most eye-catching product news features Mars' plans to shake up some of its chocolate ranges in the UK and Nestle's move to roll out a line of organic Herta products in France.


Andy Coyne | 1 Oct 2018

Food and beverage giants Unilever, Nestle and Coca-Cola have all made it through to the second stage of bidding for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)'s Indian nutrition business, according to reports from the country.


Simon Harvey | 20 Sep 2018

The investment arm of Danone has teamed up with US investor and food incubator Sonoma Brands to provide funding for kids' meal delivery start-up Yumble.


Andy Coyne | 13 Sep 2018

New Zealand's Fonterra, the world's largest dairy exporter, is to carry out a major review of its business after recording its first ever loss.


Andy Coyne | 7 Sep 2018

Farmer's Fridge, the US-based automated smart refrigerator business, has closed on a US$30m round of financing led by Innovation Endeavors and including dairy giant Danone's investment arm.


Dean Best | 31 Jul 2018

Danone is looking to new products and to its contracts with farmers to try to turn around the performance of its business in Morocco, where sales have slumped amid a boycott by consumers.


Dean Best | 27 Jul 2018

The US government is to look again at the standards of identity for dairy products on sale in the country amid disagreements within the industry about whether dairy alternatives should be able to use terms like 'milk' in branding or packaging.


just-food.com | 13 Jul 2018

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.


Andy Coyne | 12 Jul 2018

Four heavyweights from the food world - Nestle, Unilever, Mars and Danone - have come together in the US to launch the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.


Andy Coyne | 27 Jun 2018

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber has told reporters the French group will never quit Morocco despite losing 50% of its market share in fresh milk due to a consumer boycott.


Dean Best | 19 Jun 2018

Danone is to put the Nutri-Score nutrition labels being used by some manufacturers and retailers in France on products it sells over the border in Germany next year.

Latest blogs

Dean Best | 21 Sep 2018

Unilever and Danone are two of the largest food companies to have embraced the B Corp certification and over the last 24 hours both have made fresh announcements.


John Shepherd | 16 Aug 2016

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.

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