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IBWA hits back at 'factually incorrect' video attacking bottled water

After BeverageDaily.com published a story from a US pressure group this morning alleging that high US bottled water consumption had a hidden cost, we received the following response from the...

EFBW challenges video savaging $11.7bn bottled water ‘bad habit’

The European Federation of Bottled Water (EFBW) strongly denies that bottled water has hidden costs for human health and the environment, after a US pressure group urged consumers to kick...

Still waters can run deep and take on carbonates - Danone Waters UK MD

Consumer tastes are changing, and they are keen to sample alternatives to carbonates and plain waters, such as waters with a higher fruit juice content, Danone Waters' UK & Ireland...

Danone mineral water brand Evian fails Chinese entry inspection

Danone mineral water brand Evian has failed another entry inspection in China due to unacceptably high nitrite levels, according to local media reports.

Dragon Rouge seizes 'pressing need' to reposition Danone Actimel

Design agency Dragon Rouge has redesigned the UK packaging for Danone's Actimel yogurt drink in the country, citing a 'pressing need and opportunity' to reposition the brand.

Danone joins Coca-Cola in working with bio-based bottle producer

Danone has followed Coca-Cola in partnering with bio-technology developer Avantium, who will produce eco-friendly bottles for the global drinks manufacturer.

ProViva nears global launch as Danone closes deal

French probiotic leader Danone, Swedish dairy firm Skånemejerier and ingredient supplier Probi yesterday closed a three-way probiotic juice deal, bringing the firms one step closer to an international launch of...

Danone jumps further into healthy juice

Danone has paid an undisclosed sum for fellow French smoothie maker Immedia in a move that bolsters its presence in the European juice market.

Danone backs probiotic juice with ProViva investment

Global probiotics leader Danone has paid an undisclosed sum to Swedish dairy Skånemejerier for a 51 per cent stake in its probiotic juice brand, ProViva.

Danone sells stake in Coca-Cola courted, Chinese juice firm

Danone has agreed to sell its stake in China Huiyuan Juice Group for significantly less than what Coca-Cola offered before its acquisition bid was blocked last year by Chinese competition...

Danone splits from Wahaha; not talking to Mead

Danone’s troubled relationship with China’s Wahaha looks finally to be at an end; and rumours of a new deal with Mead Johnson over baby food are flatly denied.

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Danone-backed Yakult expands in India

Distribution of probiotic one-shot drinks is broadening in India, with a major push occurring in cities like Mumbai, as disposable Indian incomes rise, and more people take an interest in...

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Danone converts to light weight Bericap closure in Turkey

Danone Turkey has become the first company to use the recently launched HexaLite 29/11 SFB 3T from Bericap, having switched to the closure for its Hayat water bottle brand.

Nestle and Danone make R&D moves

Announcements of new R&D plans this week from Nestle and Danone indicate that major manufacturers plan to keep up the pace on nutrition research and innovation in the economic downturn....

Dispatches from Vitafoods

Danone plays waiting game on health claims

After taking part in a Pharmanager seminar at Vitafoods in Geneva, Dr Jean-Michel Antoine, a 30-year research and development veteran at Danone, tells Shane Starling why the French dairy firm...

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Danone agrees Frucor sale

The Asian arm of Danone has agreed to sell off Australasian energy drink brand Frucor to Suntory as part of a €600m restructuring of its operations.

Nestle, Danone, Highland team up to protect bottled water

The three leading UK suppliers of bottled water have created a new group designed to spread the word on the economic and social value of their product, amidst continuing...

Court favours Danone in 'cancer water' case

A court in Argentina has dismissed allegations against Danone that it had engaged in unfair trade practices in the country against rival Coca-Cola.

Danone restructures senior management

Danone yesterday announced a major restructuring of its senior management as it continues to refocus its operations towards being a leading player in health and nutrition.

Danone spills details on Chinese Evian scare

Danone revealed yesterday that five containers of its Evian bottled water have been detained in China after failing quality control testing.

Knives come out in Danone China dispute

The ongoing spat between French giant Danone and Chinese business partner Wahaha is no longer a laughing matter with the multinational threatening to go to the court over the disagreement.

Wahaha rebuffs Danone's advances

Chinese beverage group Wahaha has hit out at plans by business partner Danone to acquire the groups remaining assets.

Danone loses appeal in EU cartel case

France's Danone must pay a €42m fine for its role in a cartel in Belgium, an EU court has ruled, backing Commission plans to get tough on repeat offenders.

Danone signs Danish bottled water deal

Danone has signed a deal to buy 49 per cent of Danish bottled water company Aqua d'or, in an attempt to improve the group's position in an increasingly competitive bottled...

Danone plots takeover trail

French food giant Danone has built up a war chest of up to €1bn to spend on acquisitions over the next three to five years, according to a report.