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Danone disposes of US organic salads business Earthbound Farm

12 Apr 2019

Danone has sold its US organic salads business to a California-based firm having reportedly been trying to find a buyer for some time.

New products - Unilever adds layered jars to Talenti gelato range; New bars added to Alpen range in UK; Alpro goes Greek-style; Muller launches twin natural yogurt range in UK

13 Mar 2019

This week's notable new products include a push from Alpro into Greek-style yogurts, significant activity at Conagra Brands and a product "first" from Hormel Foods.

Danone 'struggles to find buyer for loss-making Earthbound Farm'

3 Dec 2018

French dairy giant Danone is reportedly finding it difficult to attract a buyer for its loss-making organic fresh produce business.

Amplify Snack Brands hires ex-WhiteWave execs Greg Christenson and Craig Shiesley

13 Sep 2017

US group Amplify Snack Brands has hired two WhiteWave Foods executives to become its new chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Lactalis acquires Stonyfield from Danone

3 Jul 2017

Privately-owned French dairy giant Lactalis has entered into an agreement to acquire US organic dairy business Stonyfield from Danone for US$875m.

Danone leaning on WhiteWave "synergies" for 2020 growth plan

19 May 2017

French dairy group Danone said yesterday (18 May) it is relying on synergies from its acquisition of US food and beverage group WhiteWave Foods to help lift its recurring operating margin above 16% of sales in 2020.

Danone coy on 'talks to sell Stonyfield to China's Yili'

10 May 2017

French dairy giant Danone has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to sell its US organic dairy business Stonyfield to China's Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co.

Dairy dampens Q1 but Danone ups FY earnings target - results data

20 Apr 2017

Danone today (20 April) reported muted growth in its underlying sales in the first quarter of the year, a result described by the French giant as "in line with expectations" as the Activia maker upped its forecast for annual earnings.

WhiteWave Foods on sustainability "mission" - interview

19 Apr 2017

US natural and organic food group WhiteWave Foods – now part of Danone – believes its sustainability programmes and its mission to "change the way the world eats for the better" is a key point of difference to its rivals. Last month, at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in the US, with the sale to Danone on the horizon, Katy Askew spoke to WhiteWave sustainability chief Deanna Bratter to find out about the US company's sustainability strategies.

Danone to sell Stonyfield in WhiteWave deal with US regulators

31 Mar 2017

Danone is to sell US organic dairy unit Stonyfield as part of a deal with local regulators on the French giant's planned acquisition of US food and beverage group WhiteWave Foods.

WhiteWave sales, earnings grow but fresh food challenges remain

17 Feb 2017

WhiteWave Foods booked higher full-year sales and earnings but conceded issues at its fresh foods unit remain challenging. 

Danone eyes efficiency, agility with new structure

15 Feb 2017

Danone has unveiled a new business structure the French giant believes will make it more "agile" and efficient ahead of its planned acquisition of WhiteWave Foods.

Danone must sell Belgian unit for EU clearance of WhiteWave buy

19 Dec 2016

Danone must offload "a large part" of its toddler milk business in Belgium in order to address competition concerns raised by the European Commission over the French group's proposed acquisition of US-based Alpro maker WhiteWave Foods. 

Danone lowers sales guidance but upbeat on margin 

19 Dec 2016

French dairy giant Danone has lowered its forecast for annual sales on an organic basis, citing market conditions in Spain and the performance of its Activia brand.

WhiteWave's Alpro launching fresh toddler soya milk 

16 Dec 2016

WhiteWave Foods is launching a fresh soya-based toddler milk under its Alpro brand in the UK. 

Alpro enters frozen aisle in UK and Ireland

26 Sep 2016

The Alpro brand is being taken into the frozen category in the UK and Ireland with the launch of a range of dairy-free ice creams.

ASA rebukes WhiteWave's Alpro over AJ Odudu tweet

23 Sep 2016

The UK's advertising standards watchdog has rebuked WhiteWave Foods-owned dairy-free brand Alpro over a promotional tweet issued by television presenter AJ Odudu. 

WhiteWave Foods reveals Mexico acquisition

10 Aug 2016

WhiteWave Foods, the US group set to be taken over by Danone, revealed a recent acquisition in Mexico as it published its half-year results yesterday (9 August).

WhiteWave unveils new sustainability targets

27 Jul 2016

WhiteWave Foods has unveiled new commitments to sustainability in areas including emissions, water use and sourcing.

Danone's WhiteWave bid faces shareholder probe

11 Jul 2016

Danone's takeover offer for WhiteWave Foods – which received the unanimous backing of the WhiteWave board – is to be probed by lawyers representing WhiteWave investors. 

How Danone and WhiteWave will benefit from combination

7 Jul 2016

Danone announced a deal to acquire WhiteWave Foods this morning (7 July) in a move that values the Alpro maker at around US$12.5bn. The large-scale acquisition ramps up Danone's presence in the US and enhances its exposure to on-trend categories. For its part, WhiteWave expects the deal will move it to "the next phase of growth". just-food looks at how each group stands to benefit from the business combination. 

Danone acquires WhiteWave in US$12.5bn deal 

7 Jul 2016

French dairy giant Danone has entered into an agreement to acquire WhiteWave Foods in a deal that values the Alpro maker at US$12.5bn and doubles Danone's size in the US market. 

WhiteWave Foods ups 2016 earnings forecast

10 May 2016

WhiteWave Foods, the US group behind brands including Silk and Alpro, today (10 May) lifted its forecast for annual earnings per share and for underlying operating profit.

WhiteWave Foods quiet on Alpro plant expansion plans

15 Apr 2016

WhiteWave Foods' plant-based food and beverage arm Alpro has declined to comment on speculation it is investing EUR50m (US$56.3m) to triple production of dairy-free products at the Issenheim plant by the end of next year.

WhiteWave Foods launches Silk Nutchello

25 Feb 2016

WhiteWave Foods is targeting "break time" with Nutchello, a new addition to its Silk brand in the US.  

WhiteWave Foods eyes centre store, out-of-home sales – CAGNY

19 Feb 2016

WhiteWave Foods, the US-based organic and plant-based food group, aims to extend its brands beyond the dairy counter into centre-store categories and out-of-home channels. By pinpointing key consumer trends and using its relationships with retailers, the company believes it can maintain its strong growth rates. Katy Askew reports. 

WhiteWave FY earnings jump by one-fifth

11 Feb 2016

WhiteWave Foods revealed today (11 February) that its full year net earnings rose 20% while its full-year operating profit increased by one-quarter, supported by sales growth and margin expansion. 

WhiteWave promises sustainable cocoa use by 2016

5 Feb 2016

Silk owner WhiteWave Foods has committed to sourcing 100% sustainable cocoa for use in its food and beverages products in the Americas by 2016.

WhiteWave's Alpro launches "high protein" yoghurt alternative in UK

14 Jan 2016

WhiteWave Foods-owned Alpro has announced the launch of a "high protein" alternative to yoghurt in the UK.

Alpro promises 12.5% sugar cut by 2018

22 Dec 2015

WhiteWave Foods' Alpro business is to make another cut to the level of sugar in its plant-based, dairy alternative products.

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