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Danone began its collaboration with Yakult in 2004.

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Danone to sell stake in Yakult

By Jim Cornall

French-headquartered dairy giant Danone said today that in accordance with its focus on capital allocation discipline and balance sheet strength, the company is selling its 6.61% stake in the Japanese company Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd.

Yili has overtaken Danone to become the most valuable dairy brand in the world, as well as claiming second position in the overall Brand Finance Food 50 2020 ranking.

Yili tops Brand Finance list of world’s most valuable dairy brands

By Jim Cornall

The food & drink sector is one of the few sectors that should suffer limited impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the world’s top food & drink brands unlikely to lose brand value, according to the latest Brand Finance Food & Drink...

Danone recently announced it was investing in its operations in China.

Danone issues first half financials

By Jim Cornall

Danone posted net sales of €12.19bn ($14.3bn) in the first semester, down 1.1% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis and down 3.6% on a reported basis.

Dairy Dialog podcast 92: Danone, Food Union, SwissDeCode, Digi.Bio  Pics: Danone, Food Union, Getty Images/pixinoo

Dairy Dialog podcast 92: Danone, Food Union, SwissDeCode, Digi.Bio

By Jim Cornall

Guests on the podcast this week are Normunds Staņēvičs, CEO of Food Union, Europe; Paul Kennedy, global nature & sustainability manager, Specialized Nutrition at Danone; and Federico Muffatto, CEO at Digi.Bio and Brij Sahi, co-founder & CEO at...

The campaign is designed to speak to Gen Z and millennials about the importance of gut health. Pic: Danone North America/Activia

Activia launches A to Z campaign

By Jim Cornall

Danone’s Activia is launching a new campaign, “A to Z,” to build on the brand’s evolution as a modern gut health innovator.

Dairy Dialog podcast 88: Nutricia, FAIRR, Mettler Toledo, MVP Dairy

Dairy Dialog podcast 88: Nutricia, FAIRR, Mettler Toledo, MVP Dairy

By Jim Cornall

This week, guests on the podcast are Patrick Kamphuis, senior medical affairs director at Nutricia; Teni Ekundare, investor outreach manager, UK & Northern Europe, FAIRR Initiative; Frank Borrmann, market manager SBU Checkweighing, Mettler Toledo;...

Dairy companies and organizations responded swiftly to the latest IATP report.

Dairy sector takes issue with IATP report

By Jim Cornall

The dairy industry has been quick to respond to a new report from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Milking the Planet: How Big Dairy is heating up the planet and hollowing rural communities.

MVP Dairy completed the certification earlier this year. Pic: MVP Dairy

MVP Dairy receives B Corp certification

By Jim Cornall

Ohio-based MVP Dairy LLC has earned B Corp TM Certification from the nonprofit B Lab, becoming one of the few dairy farms in the world to achieve this certification.

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