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Dairy Dialog 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

Dairy Dialog podcast 128: Danone, Kerry, Veolia

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Shannon Coco, strategic marketing director, food at Kerry North America, and Logan Cisewski, RD&A senior scientist at Kerry; Tim Duret, director of sustainable technology...

The process to recruit a new CEO has been launched and once complete, current chairman and CEO Faber will focus on his role as non-executive chairman.

Danone to split CEO and chairman roles

By Jim Cornall

Following a meeting on March 1, Danone's board of directors reviewed the company’s corporate governance and decided, on a proposal from Emmanuel Faber, to separate the functions of chairman and CEO in the near future.

Pic: Follow Your Heart

Danone adds Follow Your Heart to plant-based portfolio

By Jim Cornall

Global food and beverage company Danone and Earth Island, maker of Follow Your Heart brands, have entered into a share purchase agreement under which Danone will acquire 100% of the shares of Earth Island.

Danone's Wexford facility in Ireland. Pic: Danone

Shareholders go public with letter calling for changes at Danone

By Jim Cornall

Daniel J. O'Keefe, Artisan Global Value Strategy lead portfolio manager, and N. David Samra, Artisan International Value Strategy lead portfolio manager have gone public and sent a letter to Gilles Schnepp, lead independent board member elect at...

Dairy Dialog podcast 119: Danone, Faerch, Too Good To Go

Dairy Dialog podcast 119: Danone, Faerch, Too Good To Go

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have three interviews. We feature conversations with Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go; Mark Tollman, group strategic sales director at Faerch Group; and Miguel Freitas, PhD, nutrition scientist at Danone.

The benefit is now available to all the company’s 5,700 US employees.  Pic: Danone North America

Danone expands parental leave in US

By Jim Cornall

Danone North America, the world’s largest Certified B Corp, has announced it is expanding its gender-neutral Parental Bonding Leave policy to its manufacturing employees, enabling them to take up to 18 weeks’ paid time off after the birth or adoption...

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.

Lactalis Nestlé is donating product to hospitals in Guadalajara and Madrid, Spain.

Tetra Laval Group, Lactalis Nestlé and Danone make contributions

More coronavirus donations announced

By Jim Cornall

To support the global response to the coronavirus crisis, the Tetra Laval Group is donating €10m ($10.9m) to various voluntary organizations supporting the health care systems across the countries the company operates in.

“In times like this, the resilience of the human spirit is more visible than ever. It’s incredibly uplifting to see so many businesses and individuals stepping up.

Dairy donates time, money and food to the coronavirus pandemic

By Beth Newhart

The coronavirus is upending businesses and economies around the world, and the dairy sector isn't immune. While some aspects of the industry need stability and assistance, others are able to share their wealth and give back.

Dairy Dialog podcast 71: Froneri’s RØAR, PreScouter and Danone. Circular economy illustration: Getty Images/DragonTiger

Dairy Dialog podcast 71: Froneri’s RØAR, PreScouter and Danone

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, we have three interviews. We talk to David Boulanger, senior vice president, operations, Danone Specialized Nutrition; Ryan LaRanger, project architect, PreScouter; and Alicia Munday, global marketing manager, Froneri.