News briefs: Campina, Danone and Parmalat
This week, Campina enjoys dominance of Dutch retail on the back of
yoghurt sales, Danone may look to further expansion in the Americas
and Parmalat makes another out of court settlement.
Dairy and water key to Danone profit growth
Group Danone posted a 7.2 per cent increase in sales during the
full 2007 fiscal year amounting to €14.5bn, on the back of a strong
performance in its dairy and bottled water businesses.
Danone, Yakult grants to advance probiotic science
The field of probiotics research is set to receive a boost by two
new grants announced yesterday by the Global Probiotics Council
News briefs: Arla, Global Dairy Conference and Danone
This week, Arla Foods increases payouts to its UK dairy farmers,
Athens is picked to host the second Global Dairy Conference in
March and Danone may have further expanded its presence in Asia.
Danone quiet on Indian milk buy talks
Danone yesterday remained tight lipped over the possibility of
making an imminent acquisition into India's high growth dairy
market, as part of the company's longstanding expansion aims for
News briefs: Starbucks, Danone and Unilever hostage scare
This week, Starbucks drops organic milk form its US stores, a
Unilever manager is held at his own plant by angry workers and
Danone teams up with its suppliers to improve operational
Briefs: Danone, Parmalat and Bulgarian farmer woes
With the festive period sadly done and dusted, DairyReporter.com
takes a look at some of the major happenings over the
Further joint venture upheaval for Danone
Danone says it has terminated another Chinese joint venture, this
time with local dairy group Mengiu, due to a lack of progress in
Court rules against Danone in Wahaha battle
Danone's right to the trademarks of joint venture
partner Wahaha have been terminated after
it lost an arbitration battle in a Chinese court, the group
Danone freezes assets in China venture battle
France-based Danone has successfully frozen the assets of a number
of enterprises allegedly linked to Chinese joint venture partner
Wahaha, on the back of increasing legal pressure over property
rights in the country.
Danone divests to protect nutrition ambitions
Danone and Numico will be forced to offload some of their European
operations to go ahead with their planned merger into one of the
world's leading nutrition companies.
News briefs: Fonterra, Montec and Danone
In this weeks news roundup, Fonterra's health drive is criticised,
Montec boosts yoghurt production and Danone steps up spending in
Danone sells Chinese dairy stake
Danone is a step nearer to going it alone in the Chinese dairy
market after selling its entire 20.01 per cent stake in
Shanghai-based Bright Dairy and Food and terminating a distribution
agreement for its products.
Danone's joint venture strategy bogged down in strife
There was more trouble for Danone's joint-venture operations this
week as the company launched legal action against
Colombia-based rival Alpina in a trademark dispute.
Danone acts over Romanian dioxin fears
Danone has played down fears over the safety of some of its yoghurt
products as it becomes the latest European company to be hit by
concerns over possible dioxin contamination in guar gum.