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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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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.


Andy Coyne | 20 Feb 2018

French dairy giant Danone - which owns Activia yogurts, dairy alternative Alpro and Evian water - has returned a positive set of full-year 2017 figures as synergies kicked in from its acquisition of US natural and organic foods business WhiteWave Foods. But that's not the full story. Andy Coyne delves a little deeper.


Victor Martino | 2 Jan 2018

Operating in the US food market? If you thought 2017 was a heady mix of challenge and opportunity, wait for 2018, writes just-food's US columnist Victor Martino, who gives you six mega-trends your business must embrace to thrive over the next 12 months.


Andy Coyne | 15 Dec 2017

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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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just-food.com | 23 Apr 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.


Dean Best | 19 Apr 2018

Parag Milk Foods, the India-based dairy business, has acquired a factory from Danone as the French giant reshapes its own business in the country.


just-food.com | 18 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Simon Harvey | 26 Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia's National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec) is to buy Al Safi Danone Company (ASD), a local joint venture involving Danone.


just-food.com | 2 Mar 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 | 1 Mar 2018

Some of the world's largest baby formula producing companies have defended themselves against accusations from UK charity Save the Children that they aggressively market their products to mums.


just-food.com | 23 Feb 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.


Dean Best | 23 Feb 2018

Danone has completed an investment project at a plant in New Zealand designed to double the production capacity of a plant that blends and packs infant formula.


just-food.com | 16 Feb 2018

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Simon Harvey | 14 Feb 2018

French dairy giant Danone plans to reduce its 21.29% stake in Japanese probiotic drinks firm Yakult Honsha Co. to 7% as part of its continued "focus on disciplined capital allocation''.


just-food.com | 9 Feb 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.


just-food.com | 19 Jan 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 Jan 2018

France's Danone will no longer sell dairy products in India, instead focusing on nutrition products, including brands such as Protinex and Aptamil, in the market.


just-food.com | 11 Jan 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.


just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.


Dean Best | 21 Dec 2017

Our most popular analysis featured Nestle's new CEO, Unilever post-Kraft Heinz's interest and Kellogg shaking up its US distribution, as well as deep dives into subjects including Generation Z, blockchain and, top of the shop, the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Dean Best | 20 Dec 2017

just-food again secured time with some major industry names in 2017 and our interviews with C-suite executives from companies including Sanderson Farms, Nestle and Danone gave you food for thought.


Andy Coyne | 1 Dec 2017

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has been ordered to pay French food group Danone US$125m over a recall linked to a contamination scare that turned out to be a false alarm.


Andy Coyne | 28 Nov 2017

Danone has tied up a 'strategic regional partnership' with South East Asian e-commerce platform Lazada which will initially see its infant nutrition products sold on the online platform.


Andy Coyne | 24 Nov 2017

China is to reduce tariffs on consumer goods, including food and infant formula, the country's Ministry of Finance has announced.


Simon Harvey | 22 Nov 2017

US-based B&G Foods has created a new management position of chief operating officer and will bring Kenneth Romanzi in from Danone to fill the role.


Simon Harvey | 26 Oct 2017

Danone plans to invest as much as US$60m to expand its plant-based beverage facility in Rockingham County in the US state of Virginia.

Latest blogs

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.


Dean Best | 12 Aug 2016

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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