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Danone to use well-known brands to push plant-based dairy alternatives

5 Dec 2019

French consumer goods giant Danone has outlined how it plans to push new plant-based dairy alternative products.

Danone venture fund backs US plant-based yogurt brand Halsa

4 Dec 2019

French dairy giant Danone has taken part in a funding round for a US plant-based business through its in-house venture-capital fund.

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

4 Dec 2019

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area. Here's our guide of notable VC arms.

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

29 Nov 2019

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.

New products - Danone launches indulgent dessert brand Pati & Coco; Nestle unveils KitKat Cacao Fruit Chocolate, Kings Elite Snacks Microwaveable Pork Crackle

29 Nov 2019

The products we picked out this week include Danone launching plant-based products under its Activia brand and the UK's first microwaveable pork crackle from Kings Elite Snacks.

Nestle, Danone, Mars among signatories to 4evergreen packaging initiative

28 Nov 2019

Food giants Nestlé, Danone and Mars are among signatories to a new sustainability alliance to promote the use of fibre-based packaging.

Why food in 2035 won't be hugely different to now

6 Nov 2019

Fresh from an event in San Francisco discussing the future of food, our US columnist gets out his crystal ball - and argues the market in 15 years will look quite similar to now.

New products - Nestle's Allen's introduces lower-sugar lollies; Danone's no-sugar Silk Oat Yeah; Muller adds new ingredient to yogurts; Danone targets Horizon Organic kids segment

1 Nov 2019

Our round-up of new products includes European yogurt business Müller adding another ingredient into its range and Danone launching an organic milk for young children in the US.

New products - Tyson introduces Air Fried Chicken; Halo Top goes "indulgent" in the UK; Good Hemp debuts CBD-infused milk; Danone rolls out Alpro soy drinks

25 Oct 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes CBD-infused milk from Good Hemp high-protein soy drinks from Alpro and "indulgent" ice creams from Halo Top.

Danone denies over-optimistic forecasting charge

18 Oct 2019

French dairy giant Danone has responded to charges that it is engaged in over-optimistic performance forecasting.

Danone cuts guidance after disappointing nine-month sales

18 Oct 2019

Danone has trimmed its full-year sales guidance after relative underperformance in its essential dairy and waters business.

Danone makes "minority investment" in US plant-based dairy business Forager Project

17 Oct 2019

French dairy giant Danone has invested in a US plant-based organic dairy company through its venture capital fund.

Danone teams up with UN on global nutrition initiative

17 Oct 2019

French dairy giant Danone has teamed up with the United Nations on a new initiative linked to global nutrition and food safety.

How food companies are now at centre of climate change and development debates

2 Oct 2019

The recent UN climate summits underlined how Big Food is now at the centre of debates on issues like climate change and development, Ben Cooper reports.

Action on biodiversity can meet consumer demand, Danone CEO tells industry

23 Sep 2019

Speaking to just-food, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber set out why the food industry needs to "restore" the planet's biodiversity.

Fonterra, Arla feature among global dairy firms in combined sustainability push

23 Sep 2019

Dairy industry leaders have today (23 September) announced their support for the Sustainable Dairy Partnership (SDP).

Nestle, Danone, The Co-op join climate pledge

23 Sep 2019

Nestlé and Danone are among companies to have joined a push to set climate targets across their operations to meet the goal of limiting the planet's temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Danone, Mars, McCain vow to "restore" biodiversity

23 Sep 2019

Food companies including Danone, Mars and McCain Foods are joining forces in areas such as regenerative agriculture and deforestation.

China dairy giant Mengniu moves for Australian infant-formula maker Bellamy's

16 Sep 2019

Bellamy's, the Australia-based infant-formula supplier, looks set to have a major business in the dairy sector become its new owner.

New products - Danone's Oikos dairy drinks; Clonakilty veg 'puddings'; Hershey's One Brands enters plant-based; Kraft Heinz's Primal Kitchen enters pasta sauces; Arla Explorers

13 Sep 2019

This week's batch of notable new product launches includes plant-based sausages from Kerry Group's Richmond brand and a veg ketchup from Kraft Heinz.

Danone-backed meat-analogue business Sustainable Bioproducts eyes launch

9 Sep 2019

US company Sustainable Bioproducts is eyeing the launch next year of the world's first faux meat grown from microbes discovered in a volcano.

Food companies back Swiss sugar reduction plan

30 Aug 2019

Food businesses have signed up to a Swiss government initiative linked to the amount of sugar in yogurt and breakfast cereals.

"It's a matter of staying relevant as a business" - Danone CEO takes lead in new industry push on inequality

28 Aug 2019

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber is at the forefront of a new, business-led coalition set up to try to tackle inequalities. He explains why industry needs to play a leading role.

New products - Earlybirds launches vegan snacking drinks in UK; Danone-owned Nutricia launches sheep's milk infant formula

20 Aug 2019

This week's batch of new product launches includes a vegan snacking drink aimed at the UK breakfast market from start-up Earlybirds and sheep's milk infant formula from Nutricia.

New products - Danone launches Actimel "shots"; Cofresh markets Bombay Mix-style snack bars; Tyson to try out functional snacks; Plant-based foray from sports-nutrition firm SiS

8 Aug 2019

This week's most notable product news includes Actimel "shots", Tyson testing a functional snacks range in the US and Ferrero's chilled push for Kinder in the UK.

How could Spain's plant-based dairy market develop?

6 Aug 2019

Spain has a sizeable – but growing – market for plant-based alternatives to dairy. In part two of our deep dive, we weigh up how the category could take shape.

Danone eyes "carbon neutrality" for NZ plant

30 Jul 2019

Danone has set out plans for one of its infant-formula plants to have a "net zero carbon footprint", a move it described as a "significant, industry-leading milestone".

How Spain's plant-based dairy market is expanding - deep dive, part one

24 Jul 2019

Spain has had one of the largest markets for plant-based dairy - but centred on alternatives to milk (and largely soy). We look at how the market is broadening.

New products - Nestle's ice cream push in China; Kellogg's Nutri-Grain for kids; Chobani nut butter yogurt; Danone's So Delicious yogurt alternatives

19 Jul 2019

This week's batch of new products includes Kellogg pushing Nutri-Grain into US kids category and a nut butter line of Greek yogurts from Chobani. 

Dairy companies to appeal latest Spain collusion ruling

16 Jul 2019

Major dairy companies operating in Spain plan to lodge fresh appeals against a latest set of fines issued for alleged collusion on price.

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