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"It's a matter of staying relevant as a business" - Danone CEO takes lead in new industry push on inequality 28 Aug 2019

Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber is at the forefront of a new, business-led coalition set up to try to tackle inequalities. He explains why industry needs to play a leading role.


"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.

Latest News

France's Euralis appoints Philippe Saux to CEO role  12 Sep 2019

French agri-food cooperative Euralis has appointed a new chief executive officer and a new deputy CEO as part of reorganisation plans.


France's Agromousquetaires names Nathalie Florent as new CEO 6 Sep 2019

Agromousquetaires, the food and drink manufacturing division of French food-to-retail conglomerate Groupement des Mousquetaires, has named its new CEO.


PE firm Qualium in "talks" on Biscuit International 5 Sep 2019

The owner of Biscuit International, the European biscuits supplier, is holding talks over the business, which has been linked to a possible merger with a peer in the UK.


France's Agrial eyes two more charcuterie acquisitions 3 Sep 2019

Two years after snapping a couple of charcuterie suppliers in France, Agrial, the local agri-food major, is in talks to buy two more.


Towerbrook Capital 'plotting acquisitions of two biscuit firms' 3 Sep 2019

A UK-based private-equity firm is reportedly eyeing the merger of two biscuit manufacturers - one based in its home market and another in France.


Menguy's in exclusive talks with French cooperative Ocealia over stake sale 21 Aug 2019

Menguy's, a France-based supplier of nuts and popcorn, is in exclusive discussions with a local cooperative to sell a stake in the business. 


France issues no-deal Brexit guidelines on phytosanitary controls for UK exporters 16 Aug 2019

France has issued guidelines for UK exporters of animal and plant-based products related to border controls and certification.


Bonduelle ups stake in Soleal venture 7 Aug 2019

Bonduelle, the France-based vegetable products supplier, has increased its stake in a local joint venture.


French co-op Terrena names Alain Le Floch CEO 7 Aug 2019

Terrena, the France-based agri-food co-op behind brands including Pere Dodu chicken, has named its new chief executive.


French agri-food firm Jean Floc'h snaps up local sausage maker Chambost 31 Jul 2019

Jean Floc'h Group, the French agri-food business, has acquired a local cured sausage manufacturer as part of a strategy to build up its charcuterie offering.

Latest blogs

Amazon and France's Casino announce latest project 24 Apr 2019

A year after first joining forces, the US e-commerce titan and the French grocer have set out fresh ways they are to work together.


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.