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France (FR)

OpenCorporation rating: 53.04 on 100

Ranking 2018: 22 on 586 companies

Primary and secondary NACE classification:
• Operation of dairies and cheese making (1051)
• Operation of dairies and cheese making (1051)

Company description

The company acts as a holding company of the largest group of food and beverage, cookies, and cereal products companies in France. The company was founded in 1919 by Isaac Carasso in Barcelona (Spain) as a small factory producing yogurt and was incorporated in 1966. It is formerly known as BSN SA. The company has a registered office located in Paris, France.The company, through its subsidiaries, is one of the world leaders in the food industry. It is the number one worldwide in fresh dairy products, number one worldwide equally placed in bottled water (by volume), and number two worldwide in biscuits and cereal products. The company's major dairy product brands include Actimel, Activia, Danonino, Vitalinea, and Danone, the worldwide leading brand for fresh dairy products. On the other hand, Aqua is the bottled water leader in Indonesia; Wahaha is the leader in China and the world's second largest bottled water brand. Evian and Volvic, both rank as number two of the four biggest bottled water brands worldwide. The company's cereal and biscuit brands are Prince, and Lu, the world's second largest cereal biscuit and snack crackers brand.The company's strategies include growth and margins, new frontiers and geographical balance, creating value, research and health, global concepts and local ranges and proximity. Its mission is, bringing health through food to a majority of people.The group's activities are involved in the manufacture of dairy products, champagne and mineral water, beer, yogurts and desserts, sugar cookies, salted products, dried bread marking products, cracking, grocery products, and containers. The group also operates in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, North America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe.

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Latest news about danone

15 March 2021 - 07:19

Danone, silurato il manager della svolta green

Emmanuel Faber rimosso dopo il pressing dei fondi. In Borsa il titolo corre. ...

3 February 2020 - 12:00

Danone: Danone recognized as a global environmental leader, becoming one of the 6 companies with ‘AAA’ score by CDP worldwide

Danone has been recognized as a global environmental leader, becoming one of only 6 companies – among 8,400 organizations assessed – with a ‘triple A’ score by CDP, the international nonprofit charity that runs the global disclosure system allowing investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.

› source:  Danone, globenewswire

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