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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 Tesco and Carrefour seeking to become the latest major grocers in Europe to work together on purchasing, Simon Creasey looks at the impact these tie-ups can have on suppliers.

How to find growth in flat French market 25 Jul 2018

Olivier Humeau, the general manager of IRI's French arm, considers the changing mindset of FMCG consumers and how manufacturers and retailers must adapt their approach to find the opportunities for growth in a flat market.

"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.

Latest News

Mars ploughs more investment into M&M's plant in France 12 Dec 2018

US-based confectionery giant Mars is ploughing more investment into a manufacturing plant in eastern France. 

French retailer Casino opens up transparency with animal-welfare labelling 7 Dec 2018

French retailer Casino plans to provide animal-welfare labelling on its products to open up transparency.

Danone invests in urban farming business Agricool 5 Dec 2018

French dairy giant Danone has taken part in a US$28m investment round in a local pesticide-free fruits and vegetable business.

France tops high-income food sustainability rankings as US, UK flounder 30 Nov 2018

The nation topping the rankings among high-income countries measured by food waste, sustainability, and nutrition has been named.

France's LDC in talks to buy poultry peer Ramon 22 Nov 2018

France-based poultry giant LDC has announced it is in talks to acquire a local processor in its domestic market.

Carambar & Co. completes plant centralisation after EUR35m investment 22 Nov 2018

Confectionery firm Carambar & Co. has completed an investment under a requirement of a deal to centralise its operations. 

Nestle, Unilever among FMCG giants to suspend Evolved Nutrition Label trials 20 Nov 2018

Consumer-goods giants Nestle, Mondelez International and Unilever among manufacturers to suspend trials of a labelling system.

France targets palm oil, cocoa and beef in deforestation pledge 16 Nov 2018

France has taken action to end the deforestation caused by industries linked to the production of palm oil, cocoa, beef and soybeans.

French bakery group Neuhauser in new redundancy programme 15 Nov 2018

A major French bakery group has announced a redundancy programme, triggered by what it calls "persisent economic difficulties".

French meats firm Henri Raffin sells majority stake to FnB Private Equity 2 Nov 2018

FnB Private Equity, which invests in SMEs in western Europe, has acquired a majority stake in a France-based meats business.

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.