Happy Family Organics, a success story embodying our 2020 e-commerce ambition

In order to accelerate Danone’s innovation agenda and to contribute to our growth ambition by 2020, we have gathered a seamless team united by passion for business and innovation.

For businesses and consumers, it has become quite clear that e-commerce is not only a channel but an entirely new business model. In fact, the phenomenon has gained traction to the point that 60% of purchases in said categories are triggered by an online touch point. Danone online sales will reach 1B€ in 2018, growing more than 50% vs last year.

Our ambition is very clear: to double the e-business size and reach 2B€ online sales by 2020. For that purpose, we have solid fundamentals and the right organization already in place in most of our markets. But a rapidly growing channel requires a deep transformation as far as organizations and their mindset are concerned, in order to capitalize on our teams’ capabilities.

This e-business transformation is based on three main pillars:

  • Invest in capabilities across all countries, by strengthening local capabilities through customized programs,
  • Master data, by creating data tools to monitor e-business performance efficiently,
  • Create the right organizations, by building eBusiness multi-functional teams to master from supply chain to sales & digital media.

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Ahead of the curve

Happy Family Organics, our leading organic baby food brand available in the USA has truly been a pioneer in e-commerce. Its success story can undoubtedly be linked to four components in which the brand has invested:

  1. Prioritizing e-commerce within the company, both with resource and investment
  2. Forming a dedicated and fully-integrated eCommerce cross-functional team
  3. Positioning e-commerce strategy under a marketing team with digital-first/e-commerce experienced talent
  4. A consumer-first standpoint approach when deciding on assortment, offering and communication, for both business-to-business and direct-to-consumer channels

Happy Family Organics, with more than 10% of its business coming from e-commerce, represents an e-commerce growth double the rest of the category. This model has since been extended and will continue to inspire other categories in their journey.

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