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"B Corp is very relevant for the food industry today" - Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber on French giant's work on the certification 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.

How to tap into growth of Europe's foodservice market 7 Mar 2018

In Europe's main markets, purchases of food and drink to consume outside the home have been growing at an average of 2.5% per year since 2015, with growth rates in some countries putting grocery retail in the shade. Virginie Pernin, chief analyst at IRI GIRA Foodservice, considers the reasons for this growth and the developments to look out for in the future.

Five things to learn from Danone's 2017 results 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.

Lactalis scandal puts wider French supply chain in spotlight 12 Jan 2018

The scrutiny of Lactalis has intensified this week as the dairy giant battles to repair the reputational damage from the salmonella scandal that has engulfed the company. However, the latest revelations have meant retailers have also been criticised and led to questions about the wider supply chain, which could fuel anxiety in export markets.

How the snacking universe is evolving 19 Dec 2017

IRI's latest exclusive column on just-food sees Sally Lyons Watt, executive vice-president and practice leader for the consultancy's US arm, looks at the trends evolving across that market, as well as in Europe and Australia, to identify the key opportunities for food manufacturers in this growth area.

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French MPs vote to ban veggie firms from using meaty terms 20 Apr 2018

Legislators in France have backed a bill banning suppliers of vegetarian foods from using terms associated with meat in the marketing of their food.

New players enter race to buy Groupe Doux assets 18 Apr 2018

UK chicken processor Chesterfield Poultry is one of a clutch of new names to emerge as bidders for ailing French peer Groupe Doux.

Earnings summary - Danone keeps 2018 guidance as Q1 sales rise 4.9%; Abbott infant nutrition sales up in Q1; ABF H1 profits drop due to disposals; meat group Toennies sees sales rise 18 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

Danone's North America arm becomes latest B Corp subsidiary 12 Apr 2018

Danone's North American business has become a B Corp, the latest in the French giant's subsidiaries to earn the certification.

Earnings summary - Fleury Michon starts 2018 with further pressure on sales; Valio FY growth led by export markets; Cerealto sales jump on M&A, EBITDA falls; Simply Good Foods in positive territory in H1 12 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

French sandwich maker Daunat hit by week-long strike  11 Apr 2018

Daunat, the French food-to-go manufacturer, has been hit by a seven-day strike at its factory in Chambry.

H&H Group teams up with Isigny Sainte Mere in infant formula investment  11 Apr 2018

Hong Kong-based H&H Group is entering a EUR60m (US$74.3m) infant formula investment with co-packer Isigny Sainte Mère to take advantage of growing demand in China. 

Bonduelle promotes Guillaume Debrosse to CEO 6 Apr 2018

France-based vegetable products giant Bonduelle has named company executive Guillaume Debrosse as its new CEO.

LDC buys duck supplier, in talks over two others 6 Apr 2018

French poultry giant LDC has bought local duck supplier Marcel Favreau - and is in discussions over the acquisition of two more businesses in the field.

Date set for decision on sale of France's Groupe Doux 6 Apr 2018

A commercial court in France will decide on which of the takeover bids tabled for ailing poultry processor Groupe Doux prevails on 18 May.

Latest blogs

Leading French grocers eye buying "alliance" - and suppliers aren't happy 5 Apr 2018

Buying partnerships between France's food retailers have been a feature of the country's grocery landscape for a number of years but this week came news of a potentially significant new tie-up - and suppliers have expressed their consternation.

Amazon strikes deal with French retailer Casino 28 Mar 2018

Amazon has announced another deal in the grocery sector, with the e-commerce titan teaming up with French retail giant Casino in and around Paris.

Intermarche broke rules with Nutella promo, French watchdog says 23 Feb 2018

The pandemonium in stores of Intermarché as shoppers scrambled to grab jars of cut-price Nutella went viral - but the country's competition watchdog has announced the French retailer broke rules on selling below cost.