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A new survey shows some probiotics myth-busting is necessary. Pic: Getty Images/tupungato

Danone looks to bust microbiome myths

By Jim Cornall

Products claiming to improve gut health are flying off shelves, yet many fail to live up to their claims and consumers are confused on how to evaluate what they see on the label, suggests a new national survey from Danone North America.

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

By Jim Cornall

We have conversations with Oscar Zollman Thomas, Formo’s lead researcher; Sumathi Manjunath, digital infrastructure & sustainability director at Danone Specialized Nutrition; and PACCOR CEO, Andreas Schuette.

The Danone facility at Poços de Caldas in Brazil. Pic: Danone

Danone announces certification of specialized nutrition site in Brazil

By Jim Cornall

Danone’s specialized nutrition plant in Poços de Caldas in Brazil, which produces milk formula and medical nutrition products, is the company’s first production site in the world to meet its sustainability goals across three environmental areas of carbon,...

Danone's Wexford facility in Ireland. Pic: Danone

Danone issues Q1 results

By Jim Cornall

Danone has published its first quarter of 2021 statement, which shows consolidated sales stood at €5.7bn, down 3.3% on a like-for-like basis, with a 3.7% decline in volume and a 0.3% increase in value.

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...