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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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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 | 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.

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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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

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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.


just-food.com | 15 Jun 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.


Simon Harvey | 12 Jun 2018

Danone has entered into a non-binding agreement to purchase a 49% stake in infant-formula maker Yashili New Zealand.


just-food.com | 1 Jun 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 | 23 May 2018

Research from the Netherlands-based Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) suggests that large, international food and drink companies are not doing enough to make their products healthier.


Dean Best | 4 May 2018

Danone is to close a yogurt-making plant in the US, with almost 150 jobs to be affected.


just-food.com | 27 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 | 26 Apr 2018

Danone has outlined a series of company goals to 2030, targets the French food giant believes will "drive long-term sustainable value creation".


Dean Best | 26 Apr 2018

Food manufacturers operating in the UK, including Nestle, Unilever and Premier Foods plc, today (26 April) set out a series of pledges on plastics, including ending the use of single-use plastics by 2025.


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

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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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