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Round Up: Danone, Coke end US bottled water venture

Coca-Cola will gain the right to sell Evian in the US after buying out Danone from their joint venture, while Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar scores another victory in the Budweiser...

Danone weathers water cooler write down as net profits slide

Danone, the French dairy conglomerate, announced today that net profits had plummeted 62 per cent, following the costly €600 million write down of its water-cooler business last month, Tom Armitage reports.

Danone takes a hit from US water business

Danone's rapid expansion into the home and office delivery (HOD) bottled water market has given it a global market share to match that of rival Nestlé in recent years, but...

Danone pulls out of Serbian soft drink bidding race

French firm Danone has pulled out of the chaotic race to buy Serbian soft drinks firm Knjaz Milos, warning that it is not prepared to commit itself in Serbia until...

Danone hasn't lost its bottle for Italy

Danone, the world's second largest bottled water business, stunned analysts last week by announcing that it will sell its water activities in Italy - Europe's largest bottled water market. Kim...

Danone shows steady growth

French food group Danone has reported steady if unspectacular growth for the third quarter of the year, with poor weather in much of northern Europe impacting sales compared to last...

Danone launches new, magnesium-rich milk drink

French firm Danone, one of the world's top ten food and drink companies, has launched a novel dairy concept on the Belgian market this month.

Danone increases HOD activity

Danone, the French food group, has bought a stake in the Mexican water container company Arcos Iris. The group has not stipulated how much it has paid for the business...

Danone has summer feeling

The hot summer weather across Europe helped French group Danone lift its sales in the third quarter of the year, but figures continued to be...

Danone and Suntory a HOD of the game

Danone's entry into the home and office delivery (HOD) market for bottled water has been rapid and spectacular, with the French company taking leading positions...

Danone's water strategy not enough

Danone , the diversified French food and drink group, saw its sales drop by 8 per cent during the first half of 2003 with currency exchange...

Danone and Nestlé shake up water cooler sector

The entry of French food and drink group Danone into the market, coupled with the expansion of arch rival Nestlé, over the last 18 months...

Danone drop

Both sales and operating profits at French dairy products, bottled water and biscuit group Danone fell in 2002, largely due to the effect of currency...

Danone continues water cooler expansion

Danone, the diversified French group which operates in the dairy, biscuits and bottled water markets, has further extended its presence in the fast-growing water cooler...

Danone strengthens leadership of Canadian water market

Just days after Nestle Waters announced plans to expand its home and office delivery (HOD) business in France with the acquisition of the Saphir company...

Danone, Kirin to push bottled water brands

Danone, the diversified French food and drink group, has formed a new joint venture with the Japanese brewer Kirin and its compatriot Mitsubishi Corp which...

Danone denies defeat in US water market

French food producer Groupe Danone announced earlier this week that it had entered into an agreement with soft drinks giant Coca-Cola for the production, marketing...

Coke in water deal with Danone

Coca-Cola, the world's largest soft drinks company, is to manage the North American marketing, distribution and sales of Evian mineral water, under a deal clinched...

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