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Infant formula deals 'may' have broken Chinese anti-monopoly laws, Biostime admits

In the midst of an investigation into the pricing practices employed by it and other infant formula manufacturers in China, Biostime has admitted that the terms of its agreements with...

Danone Dumex cuts Chinese infant formula prices by up to 20%

Dumex – Danone’s infant nutrition business in Asia – has announced plans to reduce the price of its infant formula products in China by up to 20% in response to...

Nestlé, Danone cut Chinese infant formula prices in response to pricing probe

Nestlé-owned Wyeth Nutrition and Danone Dumex are slashing the price of their infant formula products in China in response to the launch of an investigation into their pricing practices and...

Danone, Nestlé, FrieslandCampina facing Chinese infant formula pricing probe

A host of infant formula manufacturers, including Nestlé, Danone, and FrieslandCampina, are under investigation in China over the high pricing of infant formula and suspected anti-trust violations.

UNICEF, WHO slam Danone over misleading Turkish infant formula campaign

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have slammed Danone for misleadingly claiming that they gave their backing to a Turkish marketing campaign for Aptamil and other infant formula products.

Yoghurt group lobbies EC over probiotic labelling ban

An industry group that includes Danone and Dupont-Danisco as members has written to the European Commission to reinstate the use of the EU-banned term ‘probiotic’ on products across the bloc.

Ireland: Even terms like ‘live cultures’ are implied (& banned) EU probiotic health claims

Irish authorities have clarified the country’s position in regard to probiotic health claims, taking a literal reading of the EU position that the term ‘probiotic’ alone is an implied health...

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Dannon takes Greek yogurt in new direction with launch of Oikos Greek Yogurt Dips

Dannon is expanding its Greek yogurt franchise with the launch of Oikos Greek Yogurt Dips.

Growing yogurt market share: Dannon uses IBM analytics to boost forecasting and focus on promotions

The Dannon Company is supporting its market share growth in the $7 billion US yogurt sector by using IBM’s planning solutions to help the business in ways ‘that were unimaginable...

Dannon touts Oikos Greek yogurt to protein-hungry ‘fitness-minded men’

Dannon has begun targeting “fitness-minded men” with its Oikos Greek yogurt brand, and is “exploring the possibility” of marketing its Greek yogurt portfolio to men in the long-term....

Back-again Danone prepares for China dairy threesome

Danone has agreed a series of deals with Cofco, China’s largest food company, and Hong Kong-listed China Mengniu.

Victory for Dannon, General Mills and Cabot in ‘frivolous’ yogurt identity lawsuits

Dannon, General Mills and Cabot have emerged victorious in a legal wrangle over the definition of ‘yogurt’ as the latest in a flurry of lawsuits alleging they used cheap ‘filler’...

Nestlé and Mead Johnson Nutrition dismiss call to remove GMOs from US infant formula

Nestlé USA and Mead Johnson Nutrition have dismissed calls to remove genetically-modified organisms (GMO) from their infant formula products in the US – citing the approved use of GMOs by...

Greek yogurt ‘a platform’ for Activia probiotic brand expansion - Dannon

Dannon has launched a Greek yogurt variation of its popular probiotic-enriched Activia yogurt brand in the US – a combination the company has branded a “powerhouse.”

Danone, Yakult aim to further ‘collaborative relationship’ through deal

Yakult and its largest shareholder, Danone, have scrapped their nine-year old “strategic alliance” in favour of a new, looser agreement to further their “collaborative relationship.”

Greek yogurt popularity drives Dannon's Oikos brand to top spot among 2012 food launches

The popularity of Greek yogurt in the US market has powered Dannon’s Oikos  brand to the top position among new food and beverage launches in 2012.

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

Danone urges UK retailers to limit the sale of infant formula over 'unofficial exports' to China

French dairy giant Danone has called on British retailers to limit the sale of infant formula to two units per customer, in an attempt to curb “unofficial exports” of Western-manufactured milk powder...


Dannon took two years to win 25% Danimals Smoothies sugar cut

Dairy giant Dannon (Danone) says it spent two years reformulating its Danimals Smoothies for kids in the US to achieve a 25% sugar reduction, as Mintel predicts strong growth for...

You’re not Greek! Chobani handed UK ban on use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’

US Greek yogurt giant Chobani has been issued with a permanent injunction by the UK High Court that prevents its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ to market its yogurt...

Danone wins Activia health claim in Switzerland

Danone has been granted a front-of-pack health claim by Swiss Authorities that says its Activia yoghurt aids digestion.

'A big step forward': Probiotics may alter brain activity in healthy people, says Danone/UCLA data

Daily supplements of a fermented milk product containing five different probiotic strains may affect the parts of the brain linked to emotion and sensation, says a new study from UCLA...

Oxfam thanks food industry for ‘bland’ and ‘complacent’ response to damning CSR report

Oxfam will step up its campaign to improve the treatment of people and resources that form part of the supply chain of the world’s biggest food conglomerates, after it cast...

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the...

Infant formula companies are breaching international marketing rules: Report

Save the Children in the UK has called on infant formula manufacturers like Danone and Nestlé to do more to promote breast feeding – including larger on-pack warnings – after...

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