Developing BRANDS for a healthier world

We have become a world leader in four businesses: Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition and Waters. Building on a unique health-focused portfolio that allows us to be a key player in the food revolution. 

Today’s consumers want healthier and responsibly produced food and drinks. To meet those needs, we strive to deliver healthy products and better-for-you alternatives for moments of indulgence, brought by purpose-led brands. We offer diverse choices and solutions for different occasions and moments of the day.


We offer fresh dairy products as well as plant-based products and beverages, two distinct but complementary pillars. Started in 1919 with the creation of the first yogurt in a pharmacy in Barcelona, fresh dairy products (notably yogurt) is Danone’s original business. They are natural, fresh, healthy and local.

The plant-based products and beverages line that came with the acquisition of WhiteWave in April 2017 combines natural or flavored beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts, rice, oats, etc., as well as plant-based alternatives to yogurt and cream (cooking products). Through this acquisition, Danone seeks to develop and promote the plant-based category around the world.

Thanks to this expanded and more diversified portfolio, Danone can satisfy the growing demand for natural, nutritious and environmentally friendly products as well as the needs of ‘flexitarians’, i.e. consumers looking to diversify their sources of protein, for whom plant-based products represent an alternative meeting their needs. 

Activia yogurt

We have also combined our research into milk, ferments and probiotics that support gut health. We can now build on expertise in both dairy fermentation and plant-based innovation to develop and enhance our range of offerings.

To learn more about the Essential Dairy and Plant-Based Products, click here


Child drinking water

Danone is one of the world’s leading bottled water and Aquadrink companies. This leadership in the water segment is the result of a keen eye toward consumer trends, constant innovation, and a desire to fully embed healthy hydration into our business strategy. 


Danone is constantly working on developing healthy hydration habits from an early age. Through awareness campaigns, reaching millions of people, Danone puts its commitment to help spread the word about healthy hydration in action. We also promote sustainable water practices throughout our operations and strive to protect and restore our natural water ecosystems in cooperation with local communities and stakeholders.

“Our main focus is to enhance the experience of drinking plain water— that’s the core of our business, and the healthiest choice you can make.” 

HENRI BRUXELLES, Chief Sustainability and Strategic Business Development Officer


Specialized Nutrition comprises Early Life Nutrition (ELN) and Advanced Medical Nutrition (AMN). These two businesses represent a portfolio of science-based nutritional solutions designed to positively impact health through food for people who need it most, and at the most critical times of their lives, from preterm infants to old age.

Early Life Nutrition (ELN) is a thriving business at Danone. The driving force behind this success is our portfolio of science-based products that, alongside parent education, including breastfeeding support, provide optimal nutritional solutions for infants and young children. 

Advanced Medical Nutrition (AMN) focuses on providing innovative solutions in paediatric nutrition (including food allergies and faltering growth) as well as adult nutrition (addressing age-related frailty and malnutrition due to disease).

Our Early Life Nutrition and Advanced Medical Nutrition teams are working hand in hand to foster research synergies, encourage cross-fertilization, and strengthen our leadership position with food allergy as a key area of collaboration.

Our scientific teams are present in 55 countries, with a world-class research and development facility, Nutricia Research, in Utrecht, the Netherlands, focused on delivering evidence-based, specialized nutrition for people of all ages.