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"The idea is to embrace change" – Danone Manifesto Ventures chief Laurent Marcel on the French group’s investment strategy in an industry disrupted 22 Mar 2019

Danone talks to just-food about its investments in up-and-coming businesses the French giant believes are shaking up the food industry.


Danone's 2018 results and 2019 outlook - the five things to learn 19 Feb 2019

Danone has booked solid 2018 results and outlined plans for the year ahead. Here's what you need to know from today's announcement and analyst call.


Why Lactalis' M&A spree continued in India and Egypt 29 Jan 2019

The pace of acquisitions made by Lactalis shows no sign of abating as the dairy giant starts 2019 with a pair of acquisitions. Simon Harvey takes a look.


From plant-based push to bullishness on baby – top takeaways from Danone's investor day 23 Oct 2018

Danone's senior management met analysts in London on 22 October to discuss the French food giant's plans for growth. Dean Best outlines what you need to know.


What can buying pacts between retailers mean for food manufacturers? 15 Oct 2018

With some major grocers in Europe working together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have on suppliers.

Latest News

Sodiaal seals deal with China's Synutra over infant-formula plant 14 Mar 2019

French dairy group Sodiaal has agreed a deal over an infant-formula production plant with China's Synutra.


Italy's Orsero buys French fruit and veg peer Fruttica 12 Mar 2019

Italian fruit and vegetable importer Gruppo Orsero has acquired a French peer for EUR10m (US$11.3m), it has announced.


French food producers disappointed by negotiations with retailers 6 Mar 2019

France's food manufacturing association is disappointed by the annual commercial negotiations with retailers.


France makes push on Nutri-Score - but companies can still avoid use 25 Feb 2019

France has sought to increase food manufacturers' use of Nutri-Score labels - but companies can swerve the new rules.


France and Australia join forces on nutrition labelling 20 Feb 2019

France and Australia have announced the launch of a new initiative intended to improve nutrition labelling on food products.


French grocers face "structural challenges", warns Moody's 19 Feb 2019

A report from credit ratings agency Moody's has outlined the "structural challenges" it believes French grocery retailers are facing.


Lactalis makes unprecedented disclosure on sales target, reveals extent of baby milk scandal 8 Feb 2019

In an unprecedented move, French dairy giant Lactalis has disclosed details of its recent financial performance, along with targets.


Eureden new name for soon-to-be-merged Triskalia, D'Aucy entity 5 Feb 2019

French food cooperatives Triskalia and D'Aucy have unveiled the new name for their combined business should their planned merger secure competition approval.


Dr Oetker's bid for Unilever's Alsa unit cleared by watchdog - but with caveat 30 Jan 2019

A proposed acquisition by German food giant Dr. Oetker for the desserts and bakery business of a Unilever unit in France has been cleared.


France's Valentin Traiteur sells minority stake to PE firm Siparex  29 Jan 2019

Valentin Traiteur, the French manufacturer, has sold a minority stake in the business to a private equity firm.

Latest blogs

Two of France's largest grocers in quarrel over "merger" claim 25 Sep 2018

Carrefour and Casino, two of the biggest food retailers in France and owner of hundreds of stores overseas combined, are squabbling about claims one approached the other of a possible merger.


Fleury Michon quits French meats trade body 24 Sep 2018

Fleury Michon, the France-based supplier of ready meals and cooked meats, has quit the trade body representing the charcuterie industry in the country.


Unilever and Danone continue B Corp push 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.