Danone confirms strategic priorities and strengthens management team

Meeting on December 11, Danone’s Board of Directors chaired by Franck Riboud reviewed the company’s situation and prospects.

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Danone opens trading on Euronext markets, celebrating successful €1.3 billion bond issue

Euronext, the leading exchange in the Eurozone, today congratulated Danone on the success of its dual-tranche €1.3 billion bond issue.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit published a report about best practices within which business are incorporating responsibilities into their operations.

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The last issue of our Letter to our Shareholders is online, find here new information for shareholders

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Dannon Teams-Up with NFL Quarterback Cam Newton to launch Oikos® Triple Zero

To answer many consumers’ desire for a protein snack with a stronger nutritional profile, Dannon has created a first-of-its-kind yogurt – new Triple Zero.

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Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014

+6.9% organic growth in the third quarter. Solid underlying trends across all businesses. Full-year targets for 2014 confirmed.

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Danone announces plan to close plants in Casale Cremasco (Italy), Hagenow (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary)

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Japan's victory at the Danone Nations Cup

The Danone Nations Cup ended up with the victory of the Japan Team yesterday after a great game against Paraguay!

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Strategy & Key Figures

A mission: one yogurt a day

Danone is building a solid consensus with the scientific community around the strong conviction that yogurt is essential to a balanced diet. Eating one yogurt every day is the simplest way for people to take care of their health: yogurt is natural, easy to digest, densely nutritious (rich in calcium and proteins), affordable, convenient and can be enjoyed by everyone.

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DANONE the (p)reference!

The Fresh Dairy Products division produces and markets fermented fresh dairy products and other dairy specialities, drawing on Danone’s capacity to develop its ranges and constantly innovate, whether in terms of flavour, texture, ingredients, nutritional benefits or packaging.

Milk quality is essential for Danone yogurts
Because Danone collects more than 8 billion litres of fresh milk each year, it must ensure a sustainable, high-quality supply at stable prices. The Group puts in place systems to safeguard or optimise production and access to this essential raw material. It forms close contractual relationships with local producers in the vicinity of production sites in order to limit logistics costs, guarantee the optimal quality of the milk and better manage its dairy subsidiaries.

Sustainable relationships with producers, to guarantee this quality
The relationship between Danone and its partner dairy farmers is built on four reciprocal undertakings:

  • Improve the quality and nutritional balance of the milk,
  • Encourage development of the dairy farms,
  • Protect the environment,
  • Raise the status of dairy farming as a profession.


A relationship of trust that offers long-term visibility to both parties.

Danone: 2nd largest milk producer in Europe
Fresh dairy products represent 11.7 bn euros of sales in 2012
Top 3 countries contributing to growth
26% share of the worldwide Fresh Dairy Products market
Oikos +30% share of the greek style yogurt market segment in north america in 2013
The Prostokvashino brand recorded 26% growth in Russia in 2012