DanoneWave rebrands to Danone North America, receives B-Corp Certification

FRANCE - DanoneWave, a company merger between Danone and White Wave Foods, the American company for packaged food and beverages has been rebranded to Danone North America. Danone completed the acquisition of White Wave Foods for estimated US$12 billion cash in April last year, combining activities in North America to form DanoneWave. The company also…

France processed food sector increases by 5.6% to US$191b

FRANCE - The French food processing sector value has been increased by 5.6% in 2017 and is valued at US$191 billion with over 17,600 food processors from small-scale to some of the largest food companies in the world. According to Global Agricultural Information Network, the progress in food technology, marketing innovations and exports of finished…

Carrefour acquires majority stake in French meal delivery company

FRANCE - Carrefour, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world, has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the Paris-based ecommerce start-up, Quitoque. The acquisition of the leader of meal kit deliveries, and one of the French pioneers in food technology is part of a strategy to add strength to its…

DuPont Nutrition launches a new deep-freeze storage centre

GERMANY - DuPont Nutrition and Health has launched a new deep-freeze warehouse, a storage centre that brings together DuPont’s operations in Epernon, France and Niebull, Germany sites. The joint project aims at securing additional capacity in cultures used in developing high quality yogurt, fresh fermented and cheese products and will be run at a temperature…

Human errors involved in managing contaminated Lactalis’ baby milk

FRANCE - French retailers have blamed human errors to be involved in managing the contaminated Lactalis baby milk, a position they have defended concerning the Lactalis baby milk scandal. The retailers, who included representatives from Carrefour, Casino, Leclerc, Intermarché, Auchan, Système U and Cora said that despite Lactalis’ move to recall its baby milk, they…

Retailers say they continued to receive Lactalis baby milk after recall

FRANCE - French retailers, defending their role in a contaminated baby milk scandal on Wednesday, said they had received products after the recall deadline and that communication by dairy producer Lactalis was confusing. Lactalis, one of the world's largest dairy groups, recalled 12 million tins in France and around the world after babies were taken…

Lesaffre acquires Alltech’s facility, expands yeast business

FRANCE - Lesaffre has acquired the Alltech’s yeast extract facility in Serbia as part of the company’s plan to expand into the health and nutrition business. The transaction concurs with Lesaffre’s objective to build a strong business while focusing on crop and animal nutrition. Lesaffre is using its 165 years’ experience and expertise in yeast…

Mane Flavors unveils new range of marinades to quench thirst for Asian tastes

FRANCE - Mane, the fragrance and flavor industry based in France has launched a new range of marinades targeting the European consumers who are continuously developing a taste for Asian flavors. According to the company, the launch of the new range of marinades constitutes its idea in developing savory consumer food products and meet consumer…

Danone adds skyr yogurts to its Light& Free range

FRANCE - Danone has announced that it will be launching two flavors of Icelandic-style skyr yogurt- blueberry blast and raspberry razzle flavors- to its light and free range on March 5, 2018 to expand its product portfolio. According to the company, real fruits are used to give the yogurts a natural flavor, offering convenience and…