Paris, September 12, 2023
- “Partner for Growth” program identifies and develops partnerships to seize consumer trends to unlock growth opportunities for both Danone and its partners.
- Three new partnerships and one joint business development plan were signed with the ambition to triple their number by the end of the year.
Partner for Growth program will drive greater innovation and efficiencies to unlock sustainable growth, from new product ideation to the moment it is in the consumers’ hands.
Danone aims to expand and strengthen its relationships with partners from across the world, spanning start-ups and scale-ups, to corporates and academic institutions.
The program is transforming the way that Danone works with its partners by strategically seizing opportunities based on consumers’ trends and insights to support mutual growth. Danone Manifesto Ventures, the company’s corporate venture arm, will also contribute as it helps bring high potential emerging brands, concepts, or capabilities to the market.
The program starts with three new partnerships, and one joint business development plan signed with bioscience company Chr. Hansen. This new plan will enable Danone to push boundaries of innovation in the dairy and plant-based categories by using Chr. Hansen’s leading bio-solutions capabilities and leveraging both companies’ extensive culture collections.