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Coronavirus live news - Covid-19 and the global food sector, Tuesday 26 May (free to read)

26 May 2020

just-food's coronavirus live feed is your one-stop shop for news on how the Covid-19 outbreak is impacting the world's packaged food sector.

Danone sets out stall to become better corporate citizen

20 May 2020

French dairy giant Danone has outlined plans to enshrine social and environmental goals in its articles of association.

How might Covid-19 shape interest in health-and-wellness?

19 May 2020

With a health crisis set to be joined by a financial one, how will interest in diet and functionality, coupled with pressure on income, affect the trend of health and wellness?

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

15 May 2020

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.

Alpro owner Danone plans plant-based assault

6 May 2020

Danone has announced a "new chapter" for its combined dairy and plant-based business, which includes setting up a unit to help its dairy-free business grow geographically.

Nestle and Danone call for Nutri-Score labelling to be mandatory across EU 

28 Apr 2020

Nestlé and Danone are among food manufacturers calling on the European Commission to take action in regard to a product labelling scheme.

Laird Superfood attracts investment from Danone's venture capital arm

24 Apr 2020

Laird Superfood has received an investment from the venture capital arm of French dairy giant Danone to expand capacity.

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

24 Apr 2020

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.

Danone sees post-Covid-19 boost for "big brands"

22 Apr 2020

Danone has set out a possible trend on which the French giant could capitalise as consumers adjust after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Danone Q1 sales update and adapting to Covid-19 - six things to learn

21 Apr 2020

Danone's Q1 sales beat expectations, boosted by Covid-19 pantry-loading. However, the Alpro maker withdrew its financial guidance for 2020, which weighed on its share price.

Danone suspends guidance amid Covid-19 volatility but sees sales rise

21 Apr 2020

French dairy giant Danone has made an announcement regarding its financial guidance in light of the uncertain economic climate created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

New products - PepsiCo takes another brand into "cannister snacks"; Danone adds to So Delicious range; Bonduelle enters new category in Germany; Kinnerton debuts nut-free Nomo bars

16 Apr 2020

This week's batch of notable new products includes innovation from food majors PepsiCo, Danone and Bonduelle.

Plant-based priorities - dairy companies with a stake in dairy-free

3 Apr 2020

Andy Coyne rounds up what the world's leading dairy businesses, or food majors with a significant dairy offering, are providing in the dairy-free product area.

Could Covid-19 make for more caring companies?

31 Mar 2020

How might corporate engagement in addressing major global issues, such as climate change and poverty, be affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

Nature's Fynd backed again by Danone after name switch from Sustainable Bioproducts

26 Mar 2020

Nature's Fynd, formerly Sustainable Bioproducts, has been engaged in a new funding round to support the commercialisation of its alternative food products.

The three categories riding healthy snacks wave in China - deep dive, part one

26 Mar 2020

In our latest market deep dive, we set out three categories being boosted by growing demand in China for healthier snacks.

Danone-owned Horizon Organic makes carbon positive pledge

4 Mar 2020

Horizon Organic, the US organic dairy brand owned by French dairy giant Danone, has announced a carbon positive pledge.

Packaging central to Danone's EUR2bn "climate-impact" spend

27 Feb 2020

The Activia yogurt and Evian bottled water owner has unveiled a EUR2bn (US$2.19bn) war-chest for spending on sustainability initiatives, with packaging at its heart.

Coronavirus - Danone reveals sales impact forecast

27 Feb 2020

Speaking to analysts after reporting its 2019 financial results, Danone outlined how the company believes coronavirus will affect its sales.

Danone lowers 2020 sales, margin guidance

26 Feb 2020

Danone pointed to plans to "accelerate" investment - and the possible impact of the coronavirus outbreak - as it lowered its 2020 guidance on key financial metrics this morning.

Danone rolls out digital traceability service for infant formula

13 Feb 2020

French dairy giant Danone has launched a new digital service for infant formula, offering transparency for consumers.

Danone joins investor round for food-waste reduction firm Phenix

11 Feb 2020

Phenix, a Paris-based business dedicated to cutting food waste, has received a round of funding from a group of investors.

Nestle, Danone sign food-waste pledge in France

4 Feb 2020

Nestle and Danone are among more than 30 signatories to a bid in a major European market to cut food waste through a focus on date labelling.

New products - Baby food firm Mia & Ben wins listings with Sainsbury's; Danone launches Silk with two plant ingredients; Kerry takes Naked Glory into 'chicken''

31 Jan 2020

This week's batch of new products includes the latest from companies including Tyson Foods, Unilever and Nestle.

Danone in financing deal for regenerative agriculture push

29 Jan 2020

The French food giant has struck a deal in the US with a financial-services firm that focuses on ways to reverse climate change.

Can vertical farming ever become mainstream?

28 Jan 2020

Simon Harvey investigates whether vertical farming – growing fresh produce in a controlled environment – can become well-established in the market.

Fad or fixture? - US oat-based dairy deep dive, part two

22 Jan 2020

In part two of our look at the oat-based dairy alternatives market in the US, Andy Coyne asks looks at what could lie ahead for the category.

Milking demand for alternatives - US oat-based dairy deep dive, part one

21 Jan 2020

In the first of a two-part feature, Andy Coyne charts the emergence of the market for oat-based dairy alternatives in the US.

New products - Nestle's plant-based sausages hit Europe, US; Turkey giant Butterball moves into meat snacks; Danone debuts simple ingredient yogurts; Hershey's Krave in new segment

17 Jan 2020

New product launches that caught the eye this week include a new milk chocolate KitKat variant from Nestlé and dairy-free ice cream from Alden's Organic.

Danone rolls out Nutri-Score in new market

16 Jan 2020

Activia and Alpro owner Danone has put the Nutri-Score nutrition labels developed in France on products on sale in another European market.

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