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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 | 15 Dec 2017

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Ben Cooper | 6 Oct 2017

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Ben Cooper | 15 Sep 2017

A new report from US non-profit Ceres looking at how food manufacturers are addressing water risks points to improvement among some companies but finds many others to be worryingly off the pace. Ben Cooper reports.


Ben Cooper | 13 Jul 2017

Consumer concern has long been an important reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously, not only for reasons of reputational protection but increasingly for the value strong sustainability credentials can bring to a brand. In the first of a series of articles looking at the market pull for more sustainable food, Ben Cooper looks at the relationship between consumers and food sustainability in the UK, and asks whether sustainability sells.

Latest Interviews

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.


Dean Best | 6 Jul 2017

Danone has, in recent years, underwhelmed parts of the investment community, with complaints about its margins or the performance of its fresh dairy business. Broadly, sentiment among analysts at least has improved in recent quarters, although there remain whispers Danone could be the next target of activist investors. Nevertheless, Danone’s recent corporate moves have highlighted the company’s interest in areas of health and sustainability. Dean Best spoke to Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber to find out more.

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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

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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

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just-food.com | 21 Dec 2017

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Dean Best | 21 Dec 2017

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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.


Dean Best | 19 Oct 2017

Danone is reviewing all facets of its dairy business in Brazil in a bid to try to improve its performance, CFO Cécile Cabanis has said, after the Activia maker saw a double-digit decline in its sales in the country during the third quarter.


Dean Best | 19 Oct 2017

Danone has confirmed Emmanuel Faber will add the position of chairman to his role as CEO.


Dean Best | 17 Oct 2017

Danone has refused to be drawn on a report in France suggesting chairman - and once long-time CEO - Franck Riboud is to leave the business.


Andy Coyne | 17 Oct 2017

US meat snacks group Kalahari Biltong has closed on a round of equity financing. 


Dean Best | 13 Oct 2017

Danone has launched a line of protein-enriched snacks in India, targeting the under-consumption of the nutrient in swathes of the country's population.


Andy Coyne | 9 Oct 2017

Al Safi Danone Company (ASD), the Saudi Arabian joint venture involving French food giant Danone, is in merger talks with fellow Saudi dairy firm National Agricultural Development Company (Nadec).


Dean Best | 3 Oct 2017

Danone has launched a range of fresh dairy products in France in a move the company hopes will arrest the decline in the category in its domestic market.


Simon Harvey | 28 Sep 2017

French diary giant Danone has invested in organic baby food start-up Yooji.

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.

Company research

Danone, Groupe in Health and Wellness (World)

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