Danone to acquire majority stake in UK bottled water firm Harrogate Water

UK – Danone, through a UK subsidiary, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Harrogate Water, a family-owned business with core strengths in foodservice and on-the-go consumption, for an undisclosed sum. Harrogate Water is […]

Danone launches blockchain powered service to enhance baby formula transparency

USA – Danone has launched the Track & Connect service, a digitally-enabled service giving consumers and retailers greater transparency on its baby formula farm-to-fork journey. The Track & Connect service will also enable consumers and […]

South African retail giants sign the first plastics pact in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The South African (SA) Plastic Pact, a collaborative platform aimed to tackle plastic waste and pollution has been launched developed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA) in partnership with the […]

Danone partners with rePlant Capital on regenerative and organic farming

USA – Danone North America has partnered with rePlant Capital, a financial services firm dedicated to reversing climate change, to support the food and beverage company’s farmer partners. Through the partnership, rePlant will invest up […]

Danone and Microsoft partner to accelerate adoption of AI in the food industry

FRANCE – Danone and Microsoft have partnered in an artificial intelligence (AI) program dubbed ‘AI Factory For AgriFood’ that seeks to support sustainable food and regenerative agriculture in France. The AI Factory For AgriFood is […]

Circulate Capital launches US$106m fund to address Asia’s ocean plastic crisis

ASIA – Singapore-based venture capital firm Circulate Capital, with founding investors and partners PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Dow, Danone, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company has launched the US$106 million Circulate Capital Ocean Fund. The fund, touted […]

Danone’s third quarter sales climb to US$7.13bn boosted by Chinese market

FRANCE – Danone posted a 3% increase in like-for like sales to €6.42 billion (US$7.13bn) in its third quarter ending September 2019 boosted by the performance of its baby food products in China. While value […]

Danone and FAO team up to foster sustainable diets and food systems

ITALY – Danone, owner of iconic brands such as Dumex and Aptamil has agreed to work together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to improve global nutrition and food safety […]

Nestlé, Danone among firms recognized for leadership in sustainability by UN Global Compact

USA – Nestlé, Danone and Unilever have been named as Global Compact LEAD companies for their ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and its Ten principles for responsible business. Nestlé joined the […]

Danone to produce bio dairy products at Romanian factory after US$3.3m investment

ROMANIA – French dairy group Danone has invested €3 million (US$3.3m) in setting up a new product line at its Bucharest factory, southern Romania that will see the company introduce bio dairy products in the […]